Certificate IV in Horticulture

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  • Objectives
    The Certificate IV in Horticulture is an industry-based training program aimed at equipping modern managers with the necessary skills and knowledge to successfully operate a horticulture enterprise. Participants may be working within any of the following industry sectors: * Nursery (wholesale or retail) * Parks and gardens * Turf management * Landscape
  • Entry requirements
    Applicants for the Certificate IV in Horticulture must be able to demonstrate that they: * Have successfully completed the Certificate III in Horticulture (or its equivalent) * Are currently employed in the horticulture industry
  • Academic title
    Certificate IV in Horticulture
  • Course description
    Key Study Areas      

    Key areas covered include:

        * Human resource management
        * Fiscal management
        * Management of growth environments
        * Management of soils and nutrition
        * Management of pests and diseases

    Where     • Bendigo (Charleston Road Campus)

    Duration Options

    The duration of the training program depends on the individual negotiated training plan, however we encourage participants to complete the training program within 2 years. To accomplish this, participants may be required to undertake a composite training program, including:

    • On-the-job training
    • Self paced training
    • Part time class attendance (day/evening)

    Selection Process     • Individual Interview

    Employment Opportunities    

    On successfully completing the Certificate IV in Horticulture you are eligible for employment in a range of horticulture sectors in team leader / middle management positions.

    Further Study Options    

    After completing the Certificate IV in Horticulture you can apply for enrolment in horticulture degree courses, providing you are currently employed in the horticulture industry.


    You will be assessed as part of this course.

    Typical Course Content     (exact details may be obtained from the teaching centre)
    RTC3704A     Prepare & Apply Chemicals
    RTC3705A     Transport, Handle & Store Chemicals
    RTC4024A     Recommend plants and cultural practices
    RTC4206A     Supervise landscape project works
    RTC4306A     Supervise maintenance of machinery and equipment
    RTC4701A     Implement and monitor the enterprise OHS program
    RTC4702A     Minimise risks in the use of chemicals
    RTC4703A     Plan and implement a chemical use program
    RTC4905A     Cost a project
    RTC4908A     Supervise work routines and staff performance
    RTC4911A     Operate within a budget framework
    RTD4406A     Implement pest management action plans
    RTD4811A     Provide information on environmental issues and policies
    RTD4910A     Report on project
    RTE3601A     Install irrigation systems
    RTE4002A     Develop a crop regulation program
    RTE4012A     Supervise horticultural crop harvesting
    RTE4511A     Develop a soil use map for a property
    RTE4607A     Plan on-site irrigation system installation and construction work
    RTF4003A     Plan a plant establishment program
    RTF4004A     Develop a plant nutrition program
    RTF4006A     Plan a tree pruning program
    RTF4007A     Prepare a garden design
    RTF4015A     Plan a propagation program
    RTF4017A     Plan a tree transplanting program
    RTF4023A     Promote plant health
    RTF4514A     Develop soil survey maps

    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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