Certificate II in Horticulture (Parks and Gardens)

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  • Objectives
    The Certificate II in Horticulture (Parks and Gardens) will provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills on which to build a successful career in the parks and gardens sector.
    Training focuses on practical skills required in this sector, including:

    * Irrigation
    * Garden bed construction/ maintenance
    * Introduction to plants
    * Introduction to soils
    * Introduction to pests and disease
    * Introduction to weed control
    * Safe use of chemicals
    * First Aid / OH&S
  • Entry requirements
    This training program is only offered as part of a traineeship. If you wish to study this course you must be employed as a trainee in the parks and gardens sector.

    Basic literacy and numeracy is also a requirement.
  • Academic title
    Certificate II in Horticulture (Parks and Gardens)
  • Course description
    Key Study Areas     

    Parks and gardens maintenance.

    Where     • Bendigo (Charleston Road Campus)

    Duration Options

    There are many study options available for Certificate II in Horticulture (Parks and Gardens), including:

    • Class based
    • Industry based (on-the-job)
    • Part time
    • Self paced

    The total duration of the training program will be defined by the negotiated training plan, however you are encouraged to complete this qualification within 12 months.

    Selection Process     • Individual Interview

    Employment Opportunities     

    On successful completion of this certificate you will be eligible for employment in the parks and gardens sector as a general hand or as a gardening apprentice.

    The Certificate II in Horticulture (Parks and Gardens) may be accepted as the equivalent of the first year of training required for an apprenticeship, thereby reducing the training component of a parks and gardens apprenticeship by 12 months.

    Further Study Options    

    On successful completion of this course you may choose to progress to either the Certificate III in Horticulture (General) or the Certificate III in Horticulture (Parks and Gardens), presuming you are employed as an apprentice.


    You will be assessed as part of this course.

    Typical Course Content     (exact details may be obtained from the teaching centre)
    RTC2012A     Plant Trees & Shrubs
    RTC2016A     Recognise Plants
    RTC2203A     Conduct Visual Inspection Of Park Facilities
    RTC2210A     Maintain Properties & Structures
    RTC2301A     Undertake Operational Maintenance Of Machinery
    RTC2307A     Operate Machinery & Equipment
    RTC2309A     Operate Tractors
    RTC2401A     Treat Weeds
    RTC2404A     Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders
    RTC2701A     Follow OHS procedures
    RTC2702A     Observe environmental work practices
    RTC2704A     Provide Basic First Aid
    RTC2705A     Work effectively in the industry
    RTC2706A     Apply chemicals under supervision
    RTC2801A     Participate In Workplace Communications
    RTE2602A     Assist with the operation of pressurised irrigation
    RTE2606A     Maintain pressurised irrigation systems
    RTE2607A     Install micro-irrigation systems
    RTF2014A     Prepare and maintain plant displays
    RTF2017A     Prune shrubs and small trees
    RTF2019A     Renovate grassed areas
    RTF2023A     Support turf establishment
    RTF2504A     Determine basic properties of soil/growing media

    Recognition of Prior Learning    

    Recognition of your current qualifications and prior learning: BRIT has processes to give you credit for relevant units from your prior study, and to assess your prior learning against units in a course.

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