This course provides the opportunity to complete a Certificate II in Horticulture as part of a VCAL Intermediate or VCAL Senior. This certificate is an entrance level into the horticulture industry and focuses on landscaping. Completion of all required units will reduce the educational component of an apprenticeship in landscaping or other horticulture qualifications. Study areas include operate machinery & equipment, construct brick/block structures and features, use hand and power tools, levelling, lay paving and recognise and plant trees & shrubs.
Year 11 completed for VCAL Senior (Yr 12)
Year 10 preferred for VCAL Intermediate (Yr 11)
Literacy, Numeracy evaluation and interview
Students must successfully complete the selection criteria
How do I Apply?
Apply directly to Chisholm
Tuesday 9th September & Tuesday 11th November @ Berwick
Wednesday 10th September @ Cranbourne
Is There An Interview?
Applicants will be Interviewed
Growing and Harvesting of Vegetable Crops; Post-harvest Treatment and Processing; Establishment and Maintenance of Field and Growing Crop Environments; Management of Enterprise Resources
Subjects / Modules
RTC2701A Follow Occupational health and safety*
RTC2702A Observe environmental work practices*
RTC2705A Work effectively in the industry*
RTC2801A Participate in workplace communications*
RTC2704A Provide basic first aid
RTC2016A Recognise plants
RTC2210A Maintain properties & structures
RTC2307A Operate machinery & equipment
RTF2019A Renovate grassed areas
RTD2206A Install aggregate paths
RTF2208A Lay paving
RTF2215A Assist with landscape construction works
RTF3203A Construct brick and/or block structures and features
BCG1005A Use hand and power tools
BCG2004A Carry out levelling
RTF2014A Prepare and maintain plant displays
NUM021 Numeracy Skills Module
This module aims to builds student’s confidence to explore mathematics beyond its familiar and everyday use. Students will develop mathematics skills that are both important in their industry area of choice, create strong pathways into further study and increase their general confidence in this subject. The mathematics covered includes measurement, graphs and statistics, use of maps and directions and an understanding of the use of formulas and other problem solving strategies.
LIT022 Oral Communication Module
Oral Communication skills are an important part of all subject areas. The VCAL program allows for
communication skills to be built into every aspect of a student's program in order to develop the skills they will need for employment and further study as well as for general confidence. The Oral Communication module
• Practise job interviews
• Speaking with industry employers
• Working in teams
• Presentation skills
• Inspirational and informative speakers
LIT021 Literacy Skills Module
Building general reading and writing skills is an important part of VCAL. Literacy classes are developed around student’s vocational and personal interests. Vocational (industry) and literacy teachers work together to create a program that involves and engages a student on many levels. They will work on workplace documents, reports, resumes, communication skills and more.
PDS021 Personal Development Skills Module
The Personal Development Skills module is about developing each student’s skills, knowledge and attitudes towards one another and their community. Examples include leadership, team building and community projects using a broad range of engaging activities.
WRS022 Work Related Skills Module
The module is designed to
• Development key employability skills such as good communication skills, teamwork, using initiative, problem solving, planning and organising
• Give students the opportunity to experience relevant work placement in industry
Berwick TEC also offers students an edge when seeking employment by offering additional industry relevant qualifications and training. These include First Aid and Course in Construction card where applicable
Both practical and theory including work placement report
To be advised
(Concessions on tuition fees may be available to holders of valid Centrelink Benefits Cards unless otherwise stated.)
Communication Self Management
Team Work Using Technology
Learning new skills Using initiative
Planning and organising Solving problems
Further Options (& Articulation)
Certificate III in Horticulture –Apprenticeship
The apprenticeship can be in a number of horticultural focused industries including landscaping, Parks & Gardens and Conservation & land Management.
Where applicants can show evidence of prior qualification or experience in a related field, they may apply for skills recognition (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.