Certificate III in Production Horticulture

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  • Objectives
    The Certificate III in Production Horticulture will provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills upon which to build a successful career in the horticulture industry. Training focuses on practical skills required by the production horticulture sector, including: * Introduction to plant physiology / management * Introduction to soils and plant nutrition * Harvest * Canopy management * Pest and disease identification and control * Weed identification and control * Safe use of chemicals * First Aid / OH&S
  • Entry requirements
    Basic literacy and numeracy. Participants must be employed as a trainee in the production horticulture sector. Other Entry Requirements Participants must be physically fit and prepared to work in an outdoor environment.
  • Academic title
    Certificate III in Production Horticulture
  • Course description
    Key Study Areas     

    All aspects of managing a production horticulture crop.

    Where     • Bendigo (Charleston Road Campus)

    Duration Options

    There are many study options available for the Certificate III in Production 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 successful completion of this certificate you will be eligible for employment in the production horticulture sector as a leading hand, or you may elect to start your own small business.

    Further Study Options    

    Successful participants who continue to work in this sector may progress to the Certificate IV in Production Horticulture.


    You will be assessed as part of this course.

    Typical Course Content     (exact details may be obtained from the teaching centre)
    RTC2016A     Recognise Plants
    RTC3401A     Control Weeds
    RTC3404A     Control Plant Pests, Diseases & Disorders
    RTC3701A     Respond To Emergencies
    RTC3704A     Prepare & Apply Chemicals
    RTC3705A     Transport, Handle & Store Chemicals
    RTE2028A     Undertake field budding and grafting
    RTE3002A     Co-ordinate a crop regulation program
    RTE3003A     Co-ordinate horticultural crop harvesting
    RTE3024A     Undertake preparation of land for agricultural crop production
    RTE3506A     Monitor weather conditions
    RTE3601A     Install irrigation systems
    RTE3713A     Carry out workplace OHS procedures
    RTF3011A     Implement a plant establishment program
    RTF3012A     Implement a plant nutrition program
    RTF3017A     Implement a tree pruning program
    RTF3503A     Sample soils and analyse results

    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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