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
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.
- Plant Trees and Shrubs
- Work Health and Safety
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: https://bit.ly/2VRSyeB or as otherwise advised by the Department.
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|