Josh Rennex is a man on a mission.

 Whether it be cleverly outsmarting opposition defences on the pitch or carefully planning for his professional future, there is a drive and determination to Josh Rennex that is refreshingly palpable.

 A young man with a casual exterior and laid-back persona, it is onwards and upwards for ‘The Man With The Plan’ since completing his Certificate III in Horticulture (AHC30716) qualification at the Stirling Institute of Australia (TOID 21132).

 Relaxed but calculated, polite yet competitive, it’s not hard to feel comfortable around a likeable young man with such a seemingly placid and gentle nature.

 But don’t be fooled by the friendly mannerisms and approachable personality, for behind the well-mannered, slightly vulnerable exterior is a highly organised, intelligent man with a burning desire to succeed.

 “I’ve always been pretty competitive in whatever I do,” Josh says.

 “Whether it’s playing lawn bowls on the weekend or trying to do my best in class, I just don’t like losing,” he adds matter-of-factly.

 That’s ‘The Man With The Plan.’

 Not surprisingly, Josh was an exemplary student throughout Stirling’s highly regarded and increasingly popular Certificate III in Horticulture program based at Noble Park.

 The one day a week course runs for 35 weeks in duration along with 120 practical placement hours, and Josh is quick to praise those who assisted him in complet


“The Horticulture course at Stirling was first class,” Josh says.

 “The facility is excellent, the staff are really accommodating and the Trainers are both current and experienced.”

“I’ve always enjoyed being outdoors, so it seemed a natural fit to study a course like Horticulture and ultimately build a career in the industry,” he adds.

 They are profound words from a bright young man with the foresight to know what he wants in life and perhaps more importantly how he plans to get there.

 Acknowledged for his work ethic, reliability and attention to detail throughout the course, Josh’s qualities and attributes would not go unnoticed, particularly by those who he impressed during his work placement with Citywide Landscape Construction.

 “The placement was initially set up by Stirling,” Josh says.

 “It’s one of the real positives of the course at Stirling – they actively help in finding placements for all their students which is fantastic because it can be quite daunting and overwhelming for some people.”

 “I really enjoyed the placement with such a great company so I thought it can’t hurt to ask if there was an opportunity to join Citywide on a full-time basis after I completed my qualification,” he adds.

 Josh Rennex is now a full-time landscape crew employee with Citywide Landscape Construction.

 That’s ‘The Man With The Plan.’



At only 21, it would appear that Josh Rennex has the world at his feet.

 Mature beyond his years, his zest for knowledge and methodical planning comes as no surprise to many, including his trainer at the Stirling Institute of Australia, Quentin Kirley.

 “Josh is a real go getter,” Kirley says.

 “As a trainer you see many students come and go, but you could see right from the start that Josh had something special.” he adds.

 It’s a glowing endorsement from a highly experienced trainer who stops short at wanting to single out any of his Horticulture pupils.

 “Josh was a hard worker from the outset. He had a definitive plan he was working towards and I’m not surprised that he has progressed so quickly since completing his Certificate III in Horticulture at Stirling,” he adds.

 So what’s next, I hear you ask, for ‘The Man With The Plan?’

 For a young man with a Certificate III in Horticulture and 12 years of experience as a lawn bowler under his belt, you don’t have to be Einstein to work out what may be next on Josh Rennex’s professional agenda.

 “I’d love to get involved in turf management down the track,” Josh says with a smile.

 “At the moment I just want to gain as much knowledge and experience as I can, but with my passion for lawn bowls and perhaps further education in the future, who knows, anything is possible.”

 That’s ‘The Man With The Plan.’

 The Stirling Institute of Australia’s Certificate III in Horticulture course is run one day a week for 35 weeks plus 120 practical placement hours at various locations throughout metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria.

 For more information please call on 1300 790 265 or visit