Introduction to Horticulture – Rutherford

Kick start your career in Horticulture with this taster course!

Learn the basics of horticulture with this nationally accredited course. Perfect for those wanting a taste of horticulture before completing a full qualification, home gardeners or outdoor professionals who want to expand their knowledge and skills.


Central Coast Community College - Rutherford Campus : 130 Spitfire Place, Rutherford NSW 2320

Course Dates

TBC - Semester 1 2021

Who Is This Course For

This course is for students looking to gain the skills for work in the Horticulture industry.

Delivery Mode

Face-to-face delivery

Learning Outcomes

  • Propagation
  • Plant Trees and Shrubs
  • Work Health and Safety

Study Pathways

Students who graduate from this course may continue their studies by enrolling in AHC20416 Certificate II in Horticulture.

This course is being offered under the Adult and Community Education Community Services Obligation (ACE) Program. This funding has been designed to support people who experience barriers to training and employment. To determine your eligibility for the ACE Program Click here

A disadvantaged student who is one of the following:

  • An aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander; or
    Disabled or have a dependent child, spouse or partner who is disabled; or
  • A Commonwealth Government Welfare Recipient or have a dependent child, spouse or partner who is a Commonwealth Government Welfare Recipient; or
  • Experiencing significant hardship as verified by a government agency, medical professional or support agency

Experiencing one of the following barriers to participation in training:

  • Very low literacy, language and/or numeracy skills
  • Limited employability skills
  • Persistent and ongoing personal issues impacting on their education
  • Significant educational disadvantage, which impacts their ability to succeed in training

At the time of enrolment you will be asked to provide ID, Medicare number, USI, proof of Benefit and CRN (where applicable). Please note that you can be asked to provide evidence to support your eligibility at any time.


If you’re NOT a Disadvantaged Student, you may be able to meet the eligibility if you’re living in a regional and remote area:

A Regional or Remote Student is a student who:

  • is not a Disadvantaged Student; AND
  • lives or works in a Regional or Remote Location; AND
  • cannot effectively access training under a Smart and Skilled Entitlement Program or other Smart and Skilled

A Regional or Remote Location is any location that is not classified as “Major Cities (RA1)” on the following website: or as otherwise advised by the Department.

Entry Requirements

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

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

Students who ARE currently undertaking higher education including: Certificate II, III, IV, Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Bachelors Degree or higher are NOT permitted to enrol in into this program also.

What to Bring to Class

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

Units of Competency

AHCNSY203 Undertake propagation activities
AHCPGD201 Plant trees and shrubs
AHCWHS201 Participate in work health and safety processes


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