Certificate II in Production Horticulture

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  • Objectives
    The Certificate II in Production Horticulture will give you the necessary knowledge and skills on which to build a successful career in the production horticulture sector. Training focuses on practical skills required for this sector, including: * Introduction to plants * Introduction to soils/plant nutrition * Introduction to crop management * Introduction to pruning * Introduction to harvesting a crop * Introduction to pests and diseases * Introduction to weed control * Safe use of chemicals * First Aid / OH&S
  • Practical experience
    The Certificate II in Production Horticulture is only offered as part of a traineeship, so you must already be employed as a trainee within the production horticulture sector. Other Entry Requirements Basic literacy and numeracy.
  • Academic title
    Certificate II in Production Horticulture
  • Course description
    Key Study Areas      

    Key study areas of production horticulture include:

        * Viticulture
        * Pome fruit
        * Stone fruit
        * Market gardens

    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     

    On successfully completing this course you will be eligible for employment in the production horticulture sector as a general hand or as a production horticulture apprentice.

    The Certificate II in Production Horticulture may be accepted as the equivalent of the first year of training required for a production horticulture apprenticeship, thereby reducing the training component by 12 months.

    Further Study Options    

    Successful participants who continue to work in the production horticulture sector may progress to either the Certificate III in Horticulture (General) or the Certificate III in Production Horticulture.

    Assessment     You will be assessed as part of this course.

    Typical Course Content     (exact details may be obtained from the teaching centre)
    FDFWGGVCB     Take vine cuttings
    RTC2026A     Undertake Propagation Activities
    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
    RTE2003A     Carry out postharvest operations
    RTE2006A     Carry out canopy maintenance
    RTE2010A     Establish horticultural crops
    RTE2018A     Regulate crops
    RTE2021A     Support horticultural crop harvesting
    RTE2028A     Undertake field budding and grafting
    RTE2503A     Observe and report on weather
    RTE2601A     Assist with the operation of gravity fed irrigation
    RTE2602A     Assist with the operation of pressurised irrigation
    RTE2603A     Lay irrigation and/or drainage pipes
    RTE2604A     Maintain drainage systems
    RTE2605A     Maintain gravity-fed irrigation systems
    RTE2606A     Maintain pressurised irrigation systems
    RTE2707A     Follow site quarantine procedures
    RTE2902A     Collect and record production data
    RTE3506A     Monitor weather conditions
    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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