Certificate III in Horticulture (AHC30716)

At Stirling Institute of Australia you will learn practical skills in areas such as plant identification; propagation, pruning, treatment of weeds, pests and diseases, turf management and much much more.

Successful completion of the course will equip you for employment in positions such as gardener, landscape designer, garden designer, horticulturalist or any one of a number of varied roles within the industry.

Take your horticultural skills to the next level and learn how to create your own outdoor transformations.

The program duration is 10 month course and is a blended delivery model that incorporates face-to-face workshops, work experience, self-paced study and mentoring.

Course Highlights

As part of this Horticulture course, you will take part in the following activities:
  • Workplace visits to gain insights into different worksites
  • An organised industry experience
  • Ability to apply your skills in our practical training environment
What’s in a Stirling Institute of Australia Horticulture Course:
  1. Contribute to work health and safety processes (AHCWHS301)
  2. Provide information on plants and their culture (AHCPCM302)
  3. Control weeds (AHCPMG301)
  4. Control plant pests, diseases and disorders (AHCPMG302)
  5. Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas (AHCSOL303)
  6. Identify plant specimens (AHCPCM303)
  7. Implement a plant establishment program (AHCPGD301)
  8. Implement a landscape maintenance program (AHCPGD304)
  9. Implement a plant nutrition program (AHCPCM301)
  10. Perform specialist amenity pruning (AHCPGD303)
  11. Plan and maintain plant displays (AHCPGD302)
  12. Prepare growing media (AHCSOL301)
  13. Transport, handle and store chemicals (AHCCHM304)
  14. Prepare and apply chemicals (AHCCHM303)
  15. Implement a grassed area maintenance program (AHCTRF303)
  16. Install pressurised irrigation systems (AHCIRG331)
  17. Operate machinery and equipment (AHCMOM304)

Course Dates and Locations

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Want to find out more?  Or register for our upcoming Horticulture course?
Call us on 1300 790 265 or complete the contact form below.


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This training is delivered with Victorian & Commonwealth Government Funding

(Eligibility Criteria applies – speak with our representative to learn more).

We actively tailor training for people from diverse backgrounds, including those with disabilities, and encourage all to apply.

This nationally recognised qualification is delivered by Stirling Institute of Australia (TOID 21132)

To gain further information on this course please request our course outline