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Certificate III in Horticulture (Arboriculture)

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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. Certificate III in Horticulture graduates will be well equipped for employment in the horticulture industry. You may seek employment as a general horticulturist, arborist, floriculturist, gardener, nursery person, greenkeeper or landscaper. 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 III in Horticulture (Arboriculture)
  • Course description
    Modules / Units of Competency
    There are a number of Modules / Units of Competency that form the Certificate III in Horticulture (Arboriculture). 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 III in Horticulture is a part-time three-year course. Students can expect approximately six hours of class attendance each week for a maximum of 26 weeks spread over the first three terms of each year. Student intakes are ongoing as referred by employers.

    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 III in Horticulture (Arboriculture)

        * Horticulture apprentice
        * Horticulture, Arboriculture, Floriculture, tradesperson
        * Landscaper
        * Retail/wholesale nursery tradesperson

    Certificate IV 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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