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  • Objectives
    This course provides you with the skills and knowledge needed to work under supervision as a skilled operator or assistant to a tradesperson in the horticulture industry. You complete a range of general horticulture modules and may choose electives from a range of industry specific modules.
  • Academic Title
    Horticulture Certificate II (NRT) - Armidale Campus
  • Course description
    Group 1

    All module/units must be completed

    Modules/Units    Name    Hrs    National Module(s)
    RTC2701A     Follow OHS procedures     15     
    RTC2702A     Observe environmental work practices     15     
    RTC2705A     Work effectively in the industry     10     
    RTC2801A     Participate in workplace communications     10     


    Group 2 COMPULSORY ELECTIVES

    At least 10 and no more than 13 module/units must be completed

    Modules/Units    Name    Hrs    National Module(s)
    RTC2005A     Fell small trees     20     
    RTC2012A     Plant trees and shrubs     20     
    RTC2016A     Recognise plants     20     
    RTC2026A     Undertake propagation activities     20     
    RTC2203A     Conduct visual inspection of park facilities     20     
    RTC2209A     Install, maintain and repair fencing     20     
    RTC2210A     Maintain properties and structures     20     
    RTC2301A     Undertake operational maintenance of machinery     30     
    RTC2304A     Operate and maintain chainsaws     30     
    RTC2306A     Operate vehicles     30     
    RTC2307A     Operate machinery and equipment     30     
    RTC2309A     Operate tractors     30     
    RTC2401A     Treat weeds     30     
    RTC2404A     Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders     20     
    RTC2704A     Provide basic first aid     10     
    RTC2706A     Apply chemicals under supervision     15     
    RTD2022A     Carry out natural area restoration works     30     
    RTD2206A     Install aggregate paths     20     
    RTE2003A     Carry out postharvest operations     20     
    RTE2010A     Establish horticultural crops     20     
    RTE2018A     Regulate crops     20     
    RTE2021A     Support horticultural crop harvesting     20     
    RTE2028A     Undertake field budding and grafting     20     
    RTE2308A     Operate ride-on vehicles     20     
    RTE2503B     Observe and report on weather     20     
    RTE2601A     Assist with the operation of gravity fed irrigation     20     
    RTE2602A     Assist with the operation of pressurised irrigation systems     20     
    RTE2603A     Lay irrigation and/or drainage pipes     20     
    RTE2604A     Maintain drainage systems     20     
    RTE2605A     Maintain gravity fed irrigation systems     20     
    RTE2606A     Maintain pressurised irrigation systems     20     
    RTE2607A     Install micro-irrigation systems     20     
    RTE2707B     Follow site quarantine procedures     20     
    RTE2902B     Collect and record production data     20     
    RTF2001A     Apply a range of treatments to trees     30     
    RTF2008A     Maintain indoor plants     20     
    RTF2009A     Perform above ground pruning     20     
    RTF2013A     Pot-on plants     20     
    RTF2014A     Prepare and maintain plant displays     20     
    RTF2015A     Prepare turf surfaces for play     30     
    RTF2017A     Prune shrubs and small trees     30     
    RTF2019A     Renovate grassed areas     20     
    RTF2020A     Assist with turf construction     20     
    RTF2023A     Support turf establishment     30     
    RTF2024A     Tend nursery plants     20     
    RTF2025A     Transplant small trees     15     
    RTF2027A     Undertake standard climbing techniques     20     
    RTF2204A     Construct low-profile timber or modular retaining walls     30     
    RTF2207A     Protect trees during construction work     20     
    RTF2208A     Lay paving     30     
    RTF2211A     Prepare a grave site     10     
    RTF2215A     Assist with landscape construction work     30     
    RTF2311A     Undertake stump removal     10     
    RTF2504A     Determine basic properties of soil/growing media     25     
    WRRS1B     Sell products and services     18     


    Group 3 GENERAL ELECTIVES

    No more than 3 module/units may be completed

    Modules/Units    Name    Hrs    National Module(s)
    BSBCMN205A     Use business technology     20     
    FPICOT2205A     Tail out materials     16     
    FPICOT2206A     Cross cut materials with a hand-held chainsaw     30     
    FPICOT2221A     Trim and cross cut felled trees     40     
    HLTFA301B     Apply first aid     15     
    RTC1006A     Support nursery work     20     
    RTC1201A     Maintain the workplace     10     
    RTC1202A     Support landscape work     20     
    RTC1301A     Operate basic machinery and equipment     20     
    RTC1302A     Assist with routine maintenance of machinery and equipment     20     
    RTC1701A     Follow basic chemical safety rules     5     
    RTC3016A     Provide information on plants and their culture     50     
    RTC3404A     Control plant pests, diseases and disorders     40     
    RTC3701A     Respond to emergencies     30     
    RTC3704A     Prepare and apply chemicals     15     
    RTC3705A     Transport, handle and store chemicals     15     
    RTD1501A     Support natural area conservation     20     
    RTD2004A     Collect, prepare and preserve plant specimens     20     
    RTD2202A     Conduct erosion and sediment control activities     20     
    RTD2312A     Inspect machinery for plant, animal and soil material     15     
    RTD2313A     Clean machinery of plant, animal and soil material     15     
    RTD2402A     Clear features that harbour pest animals     20     
    RTE1005A     Support horticultural production     20     
    RTE1601A     Support irrigation work     20     
    RTE2006A     Carry out basic canopy maintenance     20     
    RTE2205A     Fabricate and repair metal or plastic structures     20     
    RTE3601A     Install irrigation systems     30     
    RTE3603A     Install drainage systems     30     
    RTE3713A     Carry out workplace OHS procedures     30     
    RTF1002A     Support arboricultural work     20     
    RTF1003A     Support turf work     20     
    RTF1004A     Support gardening work     20     
    RTF1007A     Support floricultural production     20     
    RTF3010A     Establish turf     40     
    RTF3014A     Implement a propagation plan     50     


    Group 777 ENRICHMENT


    You may choose modules/units from this group but they do not count towards course completion

    Modules/Units    Name    Hrs    National Module(s)
    NSWTHAZ201A     Use hazardous substances safely     15     
    NSWTHAZ301A     Manage residues in product     20     


    Group 887 ENRICHMENT

    You may choose modules/units from this group but they do not count towards course completion

    Modules/Units    Name    Hrs    National Module(s)
    5855D     Introduction to plants     20     AHT005
    5855E     Introduction to soils     10     AHT006
    NSWTDTY101A     Identify own adaptive technology needs     10     
    NSWTESL209A     Use a limited range of English language speaking skills relevant to a specific vocational area     20     
    NSWTESL210A     Use a limited range of English language listening skills relevant to a specific vocational area     20     
    NSWTLSG101A     Listen and respond in everyday contexts     20     
    NSWTSFM202A     Participate in work placement or work experience     30     
    NSWTSPG101A     Speak clearly in everyday contexts     20     
    NSWTSPG102A     Give and respond to instructions in everyday contexts     20     
    NSWTSPG202A     Give and respond to instructions in range of contexts     20     
    RTC2704A     Provide basic first aid     10     
    RTF4007A     Prepare a garden design     100     

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