Certificate III in Horticulture (AHC30716)

Certificate III in Horticulture (AHC30716)

At Stirling Institute of Australia you will learn practical skills in areas such as plant identification; propagation, pruning, treatment of weeds, pests and diseases, turf management and much much more.

Successful completion of the course will equip you for employment in positions such as gardener, landscape designer, garden designer, horticulturalist or any one of a number of varied roles within the industry.

Take your horticultural skills to the next level and learn how to create your own outdoor transformations.

We actively tailor training for people from diverse backgrounds, including those with disabilities and encourage all to apply.

Course Highlights

As part of this Horticulture course, you will take part in the following activities:

  • Workplace visits to gain insights into different worksites

    Ability to apply your skills in our practical training environment

Entry Requirements

To ensure an appropriate learning opportunity, prospective students need to demonstrate a capacity to undertake study at Certificate III level, this can be demonstrated via the following:

  • Pre-training review to ensure student has the appropriate level of Language Literacy and Numeracy to achieve the competencies. Where a test result is supplied, it must be within the last 12 months.

  • Basic computer skills.

Additional Requirements

  • A satisfactory National Police Check (NPC) will be required for all work placements.

+ Eligibility & Funding

This qualification is delivered with the assistance of Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.

For eligibility criteria and information please contact us on 1300 790 265.

+ Course Fees

View our current fees & charges here

Note: The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

+ Delivery

This program is designed to be delivered in interactive workshops in the classroom with opportunities to participate in practical field based activities and projects.

The classroom-based workshops deliver the theory and strategies to maximise employment opportunities within the horticultural sector. The practical field-based projects allow for the students to practice and apply their new learnt skills and knowledge.

Estimated duration of 35 tuition weeks allowing sufficient time to develop the necessary skills and knowledge in each unit.

+ Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

All prospective students enrolling in the course are entitled to apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL) or credit transfer.

+ Locations

This qualification is available in the following regions:

  • Scorsby

Please contact us on 1300 790 265 or email us at info@sia.edu.au for intake dates.

Units of Competency

  • Contribute to work health and safety processes (Core) (AHCWHS301)

  • Provide information on plants and their culture (Core) (AHCPCM302)

  • Control weeds (Core) (AHCPMG301)

  • Control plant pests, diseases and disorders (Core) (AHCPMG302)

  • Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas (Core) (AHCSOL303)

  • Identify plant specimens (elective) (AHCPCM303)

  • Prepare growing media (elective) (AHCSOL301)

  • Plan and maintain plant displays (elective) (AHCPGD302)

  • Transport and store chemicals (additional elective) (AHCCHM304)

  • Prepare and apply chemicals (elective) (AHCCHM303)

  • Respond to emergencies (elective) (AHCWRK303)

  • Troubleshoot irrigation systems (elective) (AHCIRG306)

  • Operate pressurized irrigation systems (elective) (AHCIRG332)

  • Implement a plant nutrition program (elective) (AHCPCM301)

  • Carry out a crop regulation program (elective) (AHCPHT301)

  • Implement a plant establishment program (elective) (AHCPGD301)

  • Regulate crops (elective) (AHCPHT305)

  • Perform specialist amenity pruning (additional elective) (AHCPGD303)


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