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Certificate II in Horticulture (Turf)

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  • Objectives
    Horticulture traineeships and apprenticeships are offered at the Certificate II and III levels. This course will equip you with skills and knowledge to further your horticulture career by enhancing your workplace training. Several streams are available in each certificate level and each stream has a list of competencies to choose from. These streams enable you to select an area of specialisation from arboriculture, production horticulture, floriculture, landscape, parks and gardens, wholesale nursery, retail nursery or turf. After completing the Certificate II in Horticulture graduates may seek employment in a range of careers. These include maintenance of public and private parks and natural bushland and community recreations, maintenance of plants for sale and hire, landscape construction and wholesale and retail nurseries. Certificates II and III in Horticulture graduates can extend their knowledge by undertaking further study at Certificate IV and Diploma levels.
  • Entry requirements
    You must be currently employed as a trainee under a training contract. You will need to undertake a Pre-training Review to determine your current skills and literacy and numeracy abilities. This Review will form the basis of your Individual Training Plan.
  • Academic Title
    Certificate II in Horticulture (Turf)
  • Course description
    Modules / Units of Competency
    There are a number of Modules / Units of Competency that form the Certificate II in Horticulture (Turf). The Modules / Units of Competency and hours listed below are included in the current Gordon course structure and are subject to change.
    Contact Course Information for information on the units of competency.
    The Certificate II in Horticulture is a part-time course that is studied in 12-18 months. Students can expect approximately six hours of class attendance each week each week for a maximum of 10 weeks over a twelve month period. Student intakes are ongoing as referred by employers through National Apprenticeship Centers (NACs).

    Links and options exist between various levels of study. Accredited pathways exist enabling students to move between courses within the Gordon and to other higher education institutions.

    Certificate II in Horticulture (Turf)

        * Horticulture trainee
        * Horticulture worker
        * Tree grower
        * Arboriculture worker

    Certificate III in Horticulture
    Recognition of Prior Learning

    Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be given for skills and knowledge gained through previous study or other relevant experience. For further information refer to the RPL brochure that can be found under Downloads & Forms.
    Gordon Institute Support Services

    The Gordon offers a range of support services to assist prospective students with course, career or fee advice. For enrolled students, the Gordon provides general education support, counselling and careers advisors, disability support services and an Indigenous Education Unit. The Gordon also offers an on-campus Student Residence for students living away from home. If you need assistance in any of these aspects please let a Gordon staff member know so that we can arrange assistance where appropriate.

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