AHC20416 – Certificate II in Horticulture – Central Coast

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

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!

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


Central Coast Community College: Ourimbah Campus- South Loop Road, Ourimbah NSW 2258

Course Dates

TBC- Semester 2 - 2021

Who Is This Course For

The nationally accredited Certificate II in Horticulture is for people looking to begin a career as a horticulture assistant in a skills shortage industry.

Get your hands dirty as you learn how to create and maintain beautiful gardens, assist in soil sampling and nurture plants back to health!

Learning Outcomes

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

You will work as part of a team to plan and create a community based project.

Study Pathways

Students who graduate from this course may continue their studies by enrolling in the Certificate III in Horticulture (Apprentice options available) and Certificate IV 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 a pen, paper and folder to class. You must wear appropriate long pants and enclosed black shoes. All other course resources will be provided for you on the day

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.

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

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