This course, with appropriate practical experience provides students with the skills and knowledge to enable them to work as a tradesperson in the plant production industry.
When Does The Course Start?
February, July and ongoing
Apprentices only - one day per week, day release
878 hours over 3 years
What Entrance Requirements Are There?
Applicants must have a Registered Training Agreement with an employer.
How Will I Be Selected?
Employer recommendation. A trainee should apply for enrolment at the Institute as soon as the employer has accepted him/her as a trainee and a copy of a Training Agreement has been obtained from the State Training Board
Are There Any Other Special Requirements?
How Should I Apply?
Apply directly to Chisholm
Is There An Information Session?
You may need to attend a information session
Is There An Interview?
Study Area Summary / Subjects / Modules
Carry out OH&S, Recognise plants, Operate specialised equipment and machinery, Undertake propagation activities, Maintain nursery plants, Transport, handle and store chemicals, Prepare and apply chemicals, Irrigation, Sample soils and analyse results, Implement a plant nutrition program, Control plant pests, diseases and disorders, Implement a propagation plan, Prepare specialised plants, Provide info on plants and culture, Maintain and monitor environmental workplace prac, Co-ordinate worksite activities & Plan and establish plant displays
Practical and Theory
To work as a tradesperson in the horticulture industry
Further Education Opportunities and Articulation to Other Courses
Diploma of Horticulture
RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING
Where applicants can show evidence of prior qualification or experience in a related field, they may apply for RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning).
There is an opportunity to apply for recognition to be given for:
• Previous study
• Skills resulting from work or life experience relevant to the course.
Support is available to students in a range of areas including Study Skills, Personal Counselling, Careers Advice and Disability Support. Contact Student Advisory Services for more details