Certificate III in Horticulture

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  • Objectives
    The Certificate III in Horticulture provides you with the necessary knowledge and skills upon which to build a successful career in the horticulture industry. Training focuses on practical skills required in the landscape, parks and gardens and nursery sectors, including: * Recommending plants and their environmental requirements * Identifying and controlling pests, diseases and weeds * Soils and plant nutrition * Landscape construction * Costing and estimating * Safe use of chemicals * First Aid / OH&S
  • Entry requirements
    Basic literacy and numeracy. Participants must be physically fit and prepared to work in an outdoor environment.
  • Academic title
    Certificate III in Horticulture
  • Course description
    Key Study Areas      

    Key study areas include:

        * Parks and gardens design, construction and maintenance
        * Landscape design and construction
        * Day-to-day operations in a retail/wholesale nursery

    Where     • Bendigo (Charleston Road Campus)

    Duration Options

    There are many study options available for the Certificate III in Horticulture, 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 24 months.

    Selection Process     • Individual Interview

    Employment Opportunities     

    On successfully completing this course you will be eligible for employment in the landscape, nursery or parks and gardens sectors as a leading hand, or you may choose to start your own small business.

    Further Study Options    

    If you are currently working in the horticulture industry you may choose to apply for enrolment in the Certificate IV in Horticulture.


    You will be assessed as part of this course.

    Typical Course Content     (exact details may be obtained from the teaching centre)
    RTC2301A     Undertake Operational Maintenance Of Machinery
    RTC3016A     Provide Information On Plants & Their Culture
    RTC3401A     Control Weeds
    RTC3404A     Control Plant Pests, Diseases & Disorders
    RTC3701A     Respond To Emergencies
    RTC3704A     Prepare & Apply Chemicals
    RTC3705A     Transport, Handle & Store Chemicals
    RTC4905A     Cost a project
    RTE3601A     Install irrigation systems
    RTE3713A     Carry out workplace OHS procedures
    RTF2027A      Undertake standard climbing techniques
    RTF3010A      Establish turf
    RTF3011A      Implement a plant establishment program
    RTF3012A      Implement a plant nutrition program
    RTF3014A      Implement a propagation plan
    RTF3017A      Implement a tree pruning program
    RTF3220A      Implement a paving project
    RTF3221A      Implement a retaining wall project
    RTF3503A      Sample soils and analyse results
    RTF4007A      Prepare a garden design
    RTF4023A      Promote plant health
    RTC2026A     Undertake Propagation Activities

    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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