Certificate II in Horticulture (Retail Nursery)

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  • Objectives
    The Certificate II in Horticulture (Retail Nursery) will provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills on which to build a successful career in the retail nursery sector. Training focuses on practical skills required by this sector, including: * Dealing with customers * Retail sales * Retail merchandising * EFTPOS * Introduction to plants * Introduction to plant nutrition * Safe use of chemicals * First Aid / OH&S
  • Entry requirements
    The Certificate II in Horticulture (Retail Nursery) is only offered as part of a traineeship. If you wish to undertake this course you must be employed in the retail nursery sector as a trainee. Other Entry Requirements Basic literacy and numeracy. Participants must be physically fit and prepared to work in an outdoor environment.
  • Academic title
    Certificate II in Horticulture (Retail Nursery)
  • Course description
    Key Study Areas      Retail nursery.

    Where     • Bendigo (Charleston Road Campus)

    Duration Options

    There are many study options available for this certificate, including:

    • Class based
    • Industry based (on-the-job)
    • Part time day or evening
    • 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     

    Successful participants are eligible for employment in the retail nursery sector as general hands or as a retail nursery apprentice.

    The Certificate II in Horticulture (Retail Nursery) may be accepted as the equivalent of the first year of training required for an apprenticeship, thereby reducing the training component of a retail nursery apprenticeship by 12 months.

    Further Study Options    

    On successful completion of this certificate you may choose to progress to the Certificate III in Horticulture (General), or the Certificate III in Horticulture (Retail Nursery) if you are currently employed as a retail nursery apprentice.


    You will be assessed as part of this course.

    Typical Course Content     (exact details may be obtained from the teaching centre)
    RTC2016A     Recognise Plants
    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
    RTC2801A     Participate In Workplace Communications
    RTE2606A     Maintain pressurised irrigation systems
    RTE2707A     Follow site quarantine procedures
    RTF2008A     Maintain indoor plants
    RTF2013A     Pot-on plants
    RTF2014A     Prepare and maintain plant displays
    RTF2017A     Prune shrubs and small trees
    RTF2024A     Tend nursery plants
    RTF2504A     Determine basic properties of soil/growing media
    WRRCA1B     Operate Retail Equipment
    WRRCA2B     Apply Retail Office Procedures
    WRRCS2B     Apply Point Of Sale Handling Procedures
    WRRS1B       Sell Products and Services

    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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