This course equips new entrants to the horticultural industry with suitable skills including maintenance, plant selection, weed control and machinery use. This course can also be done as a traineeship.
When Does The Course Start?
Feb and July
Full time and part time options
PT: 1 - 4 days per week
FT: 4 days per week
What Entrance Requirements Are There?
There are no entry requirements although applicants are required to have a demonstrated commitment to gaining employment or advancing to further study in the horticultural industry.
How Will I Be Selected?
Interview and Questionnaire maybe required
Are There Any Other Special Requirements?
If undertaken within the workplace, or on campus as part of a traineeship or Australian apprenticeship, students require a formal Training Contract with their employer. Must be willing to work outdoors.
How Should I Apply?
Apply directly to Chisholm
Is There An Information Session?
You may need to attend an information session
Is There An Interview?
Interview may be required
Study Area Summary / Subjects / Modules
Plant Trees and Shrubs; Recognise Plants; Undertake Propagation Activities; Operate Machinery and Equipment; Treat Weeds; Treat Plant Pests; Diseases and Disorders; Follow OH&S Procedures; Observe Environmental Work Practices; Work Effectively in the Industry; Apply Chemicals Under Supervision; Participate in Workplace Communications; Maintain Pressurised Irrigation Systems; Prune Trees and Shrubs; Support Turf Establishment; Tend Nursery Plants; Assist with Landscape Construction Work; Determine Basic Properties of Soils/Growing Media
Practical and Theory
Apprenticeship in Parks & Gardens, Nursery or Turf
Further Education Opportunities and Articulation to Other Courses
Certificate III in Horticulture (Parks and Gardens)
RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING
Where applicants can show evidence of prior qualification or experience in a related field, they may apply for RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning).
There is an opportunity to apply for recognition to be given for:
• Previous study
• Skills resulting from work or life experience relevant to the course.
Support is available to students in a range of areas including Study Skills, Personal Counselling, Careers Advice and Disability Support. Contact Student Advisory Services for more details.