Enjoy working with plants and making things grow? Then develop your green thumb and your horticulture career with this comprehensive and practical course from GippsTAFE. In this course, you?ll develop a range of abilities to enable you to operate effectively in various horticultural industries. These skills will open up new career opportunities, helping you to move into management and supervisory roles.
* Year 12 (or equivalent) or mature age * Evidence of industry experience, prior knowledge or skills.
Diploma of Ornamental Horticulture
Qualifications And Recognition
Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Diploma of Ornamental Horticulture
* Parks and gardens management positions (in parks and gardens businesses or local government).
How To Apply
Direct to Institute
Assessment is competency based and includes industry experience, folios, reports, tests and assignments, verbal presentations, practical demonstration of skills.
Can prospective students enrol in individual units?
A total of 14 units of competency must be completed to gain the Diploma of Ornamental Horticulture, of which eight are core units and six are electives.
VBQU208 Work proficiently in the Horticulture Industry
VBQU209 Apply botanical principles to plant classification
VBQU210 Apply plant physiology to Horticulture
VBQU211 Identify and select plants
VBQU212 Manage sustainable Horticultural practices
RTF4023A Promote plant health
RTF5013A Manage plant cultural practices
RTF5521A Monitor and manage soils
VBQU213 Develop and implement a pruning program
VBQU214 Develop and implement a propagation program
VBQU215 Manage the care and maintenance of trees
VBQU216 Conserve and maintain heritage landscapes
VBQU217 Plan, establish and maintain lawns and lawn alternatives
RTC4908A Supervise work routines and staff performance
RTC5914A Prepare reports
VBN194 Prepare a garden design and maintenance program