AHC20416 - Certificate II in Horticulture

Looking to put your green thumb into practice? Learn the basics in the horticulture field and kickstart your career with our nationally accredited course, Certificate II in Horticulture!

This training is funded by the NSW Government. Eligibility criteria applies.

We are currently accepting waitlist registrations for this course. Please see below to view full course details and to join the waitlist.

As part of this course, students will achieve the following learning outcomes:

  • Plant recognition
  • Pest and disease control
  • Propagation techniques
  • Understanding soil characteristics
  • Pruning techniques

Through a combination of theory coursework and practical training, students will complete the following units of competency:

  • AHCCHM201 - Apply chemicals under supervision
  • AHCNSY201 - Pot up plants
  • AHCNSY203 - Undertake propagation activities
  • AHCPCM201 - Recognise plants
  • AHCPGD201 - Plant trees and shrubs
  • AHCPGD203 - Prune shrubs and small trees
  • AHCPMG201 - Treat weeds
  • AHCPMG202 - Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders
  • AHCSOL202 - Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing
  • AHCWHS201 - Participate in work health and safety processes
  • AHCWRK209 - Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • AHCWRK205 - Participate in workplace communications
  • MEM18001C - Use hand tools
  • AHCLSC201 - Assist with landscape construction work
  • AHCWRK204 - Work effectively in the industry

Central Coast Community College

This course is designed for those looking to gain skills and experience for a career in the business services field. To be eligible for this training under the NSW Government's Smart and Skilled program, you must be:

  • 15 years or older at the time of enrolment
  • not currently enrolled in school
  • living or working in NSW
  • an Australian citizen, permanent resident, Humanitarian Visa holder, or New Zealand citizen.

Confirm your eligibility for Smart and Skilled training via the eligibility checker.

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government. Eligibility criteria applies.

If you are not eligible for a fully funded placement, course fees are as follows:

  • First Qualification - $1,120
  • Second Qualification - $1,340
  • Concession - $160

A student who falls into one of the below categories will qualify for fee-free training:

  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person
  • person with a disability
  • dependant child, spouse or partner of a recipient of a Disability Support Pension
  • Refugee or Asylum Seeker (and eligible partners) – for training up to and including Certificate IV
  • recipient of a Fee-Free Scholarship – for training up to and including Certificate IV

Under the Skilling for Recovery Initiative, students who meet the eligibility criteria will also be eligible for fee-free training. For more information on eligibility for fee-free training, please refer to page 30 of the Smart and Skilled Fee Administration Policy.

This course is valued at $4,900 for students who are ineligible for government funding.

Training for this course will be delivered face to face at our Ourimbah campus.

Students are required to bring a pen, paper, and folder to class. You must wear appropriate long pants and enclosed black shoes. All other course resources will be provided.

Information regarding course dates will be communicated to students who waitlist once a course is scheduled.

Further study options:

  • Certificate III in Horticulture
  • Certificate IV in Horticulture

Career prospects:

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

Join the waitlist now by clicking the button below!

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