AHC20416 Certificate II in Horticulture

Kick start your career in Horticulture with the Certificate II in Horticulture and learn the basics of Horticulture with this nationally accredited course.

This course may be fully subsidised for eligible students under the Smart and Skilled Program.

If you are not eligible for a fully funded placement, the class fee is $1120 for First Qualification price, $1,340 for Second Qualification price or $160 for Concession price

The AHC20416 Certificate II in Horticulture will give students the knowledge and skills required to work across a wide range of work functions and job roles within in the horticulture industry specifically in nursery operations.

Delve into the exciting world of horticulture by enrolling with Central Coast Community College and kick start your exciting new career today!


Central Coast Community College, South Loop Road, Ourimbah.

Course Dates

Dates:  8th of September until 17th of December 2020

This course will run Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday each week from 9:00am until 2:30pm

*with the exception of September/October school holidays.

Who Is This Course For

Students who're looking to start their careers within the Horticulture industry.

Learning Outcomes

  • Work, health and safety
  • Plant recognition
  • Treating weeds
  • Treating plant pests and diseases
  • Growing media
  • Garden propagation

Study Pathways

Students who graduate from this course may continue their studies by enrolling in the AHC30716 Certificate III in Horticulture.

Career Opportunities

Students wishing to undertake this course may consider the following work roles:

  • Garden labourer
  • Landscape and garden labourer
  • Horticulture assistant
  • Nursery hand

Delivery Mode

Face-to-face delivery.

Funding Eligibility

AHC20416 Certificate II in Horticulture may be offered under Smart and Skilled,a reform of the NSW Vocational Education and Training (VET) system. Smart and Skilled funding is helping people in NSW get the skills they need to advance their careers.

You can determine your eligibility for Smart and Skilled training via the Eligibility Checker .

Prior to being accepted into this course as a Smart and Skilled student, you will need to contact the College to ask for a finalised eligibility entitlement quotation and will need to attend an onsite interview with our Beauty Services Trainer.

From here you will be provided with a Smart and Skilled enrolment pack, all the forms must be filled out and brought into the College for administration review. Please note that enquiring about the Smart and Skilled subsidy does not guarantee you a position within this course.

Entry Requirements

Students must have successfully completed year 10 (or equivalent, Certificate II), turned 16 or have relevant experience and/or qualifications that indicate likely success in completing the course.

Click here for more information about the enrolment process.

  • Please note that students who ARE currently enrolled in High School are NOT permitted to enrol into this program under any circumstances.

What to Bring To Class

Please bring gardening gloves, wear a hat and enclosed shoes as well as appropriate outdoor clothing.

Units of Competency

Please note that these units listed below are to be used as a guide only and are subject to change at any time.

Assessments are made against units of competency from the AHC20416 Certificate II in Horticulture.

AHCCHM201Apply chemicals under supervision
SIRRINV002Control stock
AHCWRK209Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
AHCWHS201Participate in work health and safety processes
AHCTRF203Renovate grassed areas
AHCSOL202Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing
AHCPMG202Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders
AHCPMG201Treat weeds
AHCPGD203Prune shrubs and small trees
AHCPGD201Plant trees and shrubs
AHCPCM201Recognise plants
AHCNSY203Undertake propagation activities
AHCNSY201Pot up plants
AHCMOM203Operate basic machinery and equipment
MEM18001CUse hand tools


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