Certificate III in Horticulture (Retail Nursery)

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  • Objectives
    The Certificate III 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 in this sector, including: * Recommending plants and their environmental requirements * Introduction to soils and plant nutrition * Pest and disease identification and control * Weed identification and control * Customer relations * Retail sales * 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. Other Entry Requirements Participants must be employed as a trainee within the retail nursery industry.
  • Academic title
    Certificate III in Horticulture (Retail Nursery)
  • Course description
    Key Study Areas      

    Key Study Areas include:

        * Customer Service
        * Retail Nursery Management
        * Using E-Business Tools
        * Plant Displays
        * Plant Id and Recommendation
        * Recommend Products / Treatments
        * Fertiliser / Nutrition

    Where     • Bendigo (Charleston Road Campus)

    Duration Options

    There are many study options available for the Certificate III in Horticulture (Retail Nursery), 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 successful completion of this certificate you will be eligible for employment in the retail nursery sector as a leading hand.

    Further Study Options    

    Successful participants who are currently employed in the retail nursery sector may progress to the Certificate IV in Horticulture (Retail Nursery).


    You will be assessed as part of this course.

    Typical Course Content     (exact details may be obtained from the teaching centre)
    BSBEBUS304A     Buy Online
    RTC3016A     Provide Information On Plants & Their Culture
    RTC3404A     Control Plant Pests, Diseases & Disorders
    RTC3701A     Respond To Emergencies
    RTC3704A     Prepare & Apply Chemicals
    RTC3705A     Transport, Handle & Store Chemicals
    RTC3805A     Coordinate work site activities
    RTE3601A     Install irrigation systems
    RTE3611A     Operate pressurised irrigation systems
    RTE3713A     Carry out workplace OHS procedures
    RTE3714A     Maintain and monitor environmental work practices
    RTE3819A     Process customer complaints
    RTE3907A     Use hand held e-business tools
    RTF3012A     Implement a plant nutrition program
    RTF3020A     Install and maintain interior plant displays
    RTF3021A     Maintain nursery plants
    RTF3026A     Receive and dispatch plants and other nursery products
    RTF3036A     Plan and establish plant displays
    RTF3503A     Sample soils and analyse results
    RTF4007A     Prepare a garden design
    WRRCS3B     Interact With Customers
    WRRF1B       Balance Register/Terminal
    WRRM3B      Coordinate merchandise presentation

    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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