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Certificate II in Horticulture

AHC20410
Average Price: $3213
Average Duration: 1 Year

This qualification underpins a range of work functions and job roles that can lead to a horticultural trade qualification.

These are the outcomes of graduates surveyed six months after completing their training for Certificate II in Horticulture

87.7%

Satisfied with the training
71.7%

Received job-related
benefits from training
Garden Labourer (ANZSCO code 841411)
Expected job openings
Expected job openings are: above average Low Below average Average Above average High
Above average
35,700 persons were employed as Garden and Nursery Labourers in 2015. Job openings over the next 5 years are expected to be between 25,001 and 50,000.
Average weekly full time earnings
Average weekly full time earnings are: low Low Below average Average Above average High
Low
Average weekly full time earnings before tax for Garden and Nursery Labourers in 2014 are: $792. Average earnings for all occupations are: $1,200
Source: Department of Employment. For full details on Garden and Nursery Labourers visit Job Outlook

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

This qualification is available as an Australian Apprenticeship in the states and territories shown by blue colouring in the table below.

  1. ACT
  2. NSW
  3. NT
  4. QLD
  5. SA
  6. TAS
  7. VIC
For more information on apprenticeship pathways, please visit this course on aapathways.com.au
This course may be subsidised in the following state and territories


For more information about financial support and subsidies for training, please refer to the Financial assistance page

Packaging Rules

Completion of fifteen (15) units made up of two (2) core units and thirteen (13) elective units.

ELECTIVE UNITS

  • a minimum of three (3) units must come from elective group A
  • a minimum of seven (7) units must come from elective groups A or B
  • a maximum of three (3) units may be selected from units aligned to Certificates II or III in AHC10 or from any other currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course. Selected units must meet job outcomes relevant to horticulture.
  • CORE UNITS

    Occupational Health and Safety

    Unit code

    Unit title

    AHCOHS201A

    Participate in OHS processes

    Work

    Unit code

    Unit title

    AHCWRK209A

    Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

    ELECTIVE UNITS GROUP A

    Plants

    Unit code

    Unit title

    AHCPCM201A

    Recognise plants

    AHCPCM202A

    Collect, prepare and preserve plant specimens

    Arboriculture

    Unit code

    Unit title

    AHCARB201A

    Apply a range of treatments to trees

    AHCARB202A

    Fell small trees

    AHCARB203A

    Perform above ground pruning

    AHCARB204A

    Undertake standard climbing techniques

    AHCARB205A

    Operate and maintain chainsaws

    AHCARB206A

    Undertake stump removal

    FPICOT2221B

    Trim and cross cut felled trees

    FPIFGM2208A

    Fall trees manually (basic)

    FPIFGM3204A

    Fall trees manually (intermediate)

    FPIHAR2206B

    Operate a mobile chipper/mulcher

    Landscape

    Unit code

    Unit title

    AHCLSC201A

    Assist with landscape construction work

    AHCLSC202A

    Construct low-profile timber or modular retaining walls

    AHCLSC203A

    Install aggregate paths

    AHCLSC204A

    Lay paving

    AHCLSC205A

    Install tree protection devices

    Nursery

    Unit code

    Unit title

    AHCNSY201A

    Pot up plants

    AHCNSY202A

    Tend nursery plants

    AHCNSY203A

    Undertake propagation activities

    AHCNSY204A

    Maintain indoor plants

    Parks and gardens

    Unit code

    Unit title

    AHCPGD201A

    Plant trees and shrubs

    AHCPGD202A

    Prepare and maintain plant displays

    AHCPGD203A

    Prune shrubs and small trees

    AHCPGD204A

    Transplant small trees

    AHCPGD205A

    Prepare a grave site

    AHCPGD206A

    Conduct visual inspection of park facilities

    Turf

    Unit code

    Unit title

    AHCTRF201A

    Assist with turf construction

    AHCTRF202A

    Prepare turf surfaces for play

    AHCTRF203A

    Renovate grassed areas

    AHCTRF204A

    Support turf establishment

    ELECTIVE UNITS GROUP B

    Chemicals

    Unit code

    Unit title

    AHCCHM201A

    Apply chemicals under supervision

    Infrastructure

    Unit code

    Unit title

    AHCINF203A

    Maintain properties and structures

    AHCINF204A

    Fabricate and repair metal or plastic structures

    Irrigation

    Unit code

    Unit title

    AHCIRG202A

    Assist with the operation of pressurised irrigation

    AHCIRG203A

    Install micro-irrigation systems

    AHCIRG204A

    Lay irrigation and/or drainage pipes

    AHCIRG206A

    Maintain pressurised irrigation systems

    Machinery operation and maintenance

    Unit code

    Unit title

    AHCMOM202A

    Operate tractors

    AHCMOM203A

    Operate basic machinery and equipment

    AHCMOM204A

    Undertake operational maintenance of machinery

    AHCMOM205A

    Operate vehicles

    AHCMOM211A

    Operate side by side utility vehicles

    AHCMOM212A

    Operate quad bikes

    Merchandising and sales

    Unit code

    Unit title

    SIRXADM001A

    Apply retail office procedures

    SIRXCCS201

    Apply point-of-sale handling procedures

    SIRXCCS202

    Interact with customers

    SIRXCLM001A

    Organise and maintain work areas

    SIRXFIN201

    Balance and secure point-of-sale terminal

    SIRXFIN002A

    Perform retail finance duties

    SIRXINV002A

    Maintain and order stock

    SIRXICT001A

    Operate retail technology

    SIRXMER201

    Merchandise products

    SIRXSLS201

    Sell products and services

    SIRXSLS002A

    Advise on products and services

    Pest management

    Unit code

    Unit title

    AHCPMG201A

    Treat weeds

    AHCPMG202A

    Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders

    Soils and media

    Unit code

    Unit title

    AHCSOL201A

    Determine basic properties of soil and/or growing media

    Tools and equipment

    Unit code

    Unit title

    MEM18001C

    Use hand tools

    MEM18002B

    Use power tools/hand held operations

    Work

    Unit code

    Unit title

    AHCWRK204A

    Work effectively in the industry

    AHCWRK205A

    Participate in workplace communications

    AHCWRK206A

    Observe enterprise quality assurance procedures

    AHCWRK207A

    Collect and record production data

    AHCWRK208A

    Provide information on products and services

    AHCWRK209A

    Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

    TLID1001A

    Shift materials safely using manual handling methods

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    The following occupations relate to this qualification.

    Horticulture Assistant
    Landcare Assistant
    The following industry sectors relate to this qualification.

    Agriculture
    Horticulture



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    Student outcomes for Certificate II in Horticulture

    These are the outcomes of graduates surveyed six months after completing their training for Certificate II in Horticulture

    23.3%

    Of people who were not employed before starting their course were employed after completing it.
    Labourers
    23.0 %

    Farm, Forestry and Garden Workers

    Of those employed after training, were in the same occupation as their course.
    Labourers
    34.5%
    Labourers
    Technicians and Trades Workers
    33.3%
    Technicians and Trades Workers
    Sales Workers
    9.5*%
    Sales Workers
    Average salary of those employed in their first full-time job
    (includes those employed prior to training)

    $37,700

    $35,700


    Destination
    after training
    This
    course
    Similar
    courses
    All Certificate II courses
    Employed or in further study after training (%) 79.3 82.8 77.2
    Employment outcomes:
    Employed (%)
    Full-time (%)
    Part-time (%)
     
    57.9
    23.8
    33.5
     
    67.7
    39
    27.9
     
    58.3
    29.2
    28.1
    Further study outcomes:
    Enrolled at University (%)
    Enrolled at TAFE (%)
    Enrolled at Other provider (%)
     
    -
    28.7
    13.4
     
    2.7*
    29.7
    13.5
     
    5
    21.7
    15.9
    Satisfied with the training (%) 87.7 90.4 88.9
    Received job-related benefits from training (%) 71.7 74 69.3
    Received personal benefits from training (%) 95.6 94.4 93.9
    Achieved main reason for undertaking training (%) 76.7 82.2 74.8
    Recommend the training to other (%) 92.0 94.3 89.5

    Employment
    status
    This
    course
    Similar
    courses
    All Certificate II courses
    Average salary (Full-time) ($) - 37 700 35 700
    Top Occupations (%):
    Labourers
    Technicians and Trades Workers
    Sales Workers
     
    34.5
    33.3
    9.5*
     
    34.1
    26.7
    16.1
     
    23.8
    20.1
    14.6
    Top Industries (%):
    Administrative and Support Services
    Retail Trade
    Construction
     
    31.0
    10.7*
    8.3*
     
    22.2
    16.3
    10.6
     
    15
    14.6
    13.2

    Employment
    status
    This
    course
    Similar
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    Employed after training (%) - 92 84.5
    Average salary (Employed full-time) ($) - 41 100 36 800
    Enrolled in further study (%) - 42.5 42.4
    Satisfied with the training (%) - 89.1 88.6
    Achieved main reason for undertaking training (%) - 85.3 80

    Employment
    status
    This
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    Employed after training (%) 23.3 35.4 33.5
    Average salary (Employed full-time) ($) - 35 300 34 300
    Enrolled in further study ($) 42.7 49.9 43.6
    Satisfied with the training (%) - 92 89.5
    Achieved main reason for undertaking training (%) - 78.3 70.1

    Please Note:
    All statistics are supplied by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research.
    * The estimate has a relative standard error greater than 25% and therefore should be used with caution.
    ** NCVER does not report on estimates based on less than 5 respondents because the estimates are unreliable.
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    Administrative and Support Services
    31.0
    Administrative and Support Services
    Retail Trade
    10.7*
    Retail Trade
    Construction
    8.3*
    Construction
    Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management
    Stream Certificate II Certificate III Certificate IV Diploma Advanced Diploma
    Horticulture          
    Retail Nursery          
    Parks and Gardens          
    Stream Certificate II Certificate III Certificate IV Diploma Advanced Diploma
    Animal Production          
    Dairy Production          
    Shearing/Wool Harvesting & Handling          
    Feedlot Operations          
    Beekeeping          
    Rural and General Operations          
    Production Horticulture          
    Rural Business Management & Merchandising          
    Rural Machinery Operations          
    Irrigation          
    Conservation and Land Management          
    Indigenous Land Management          
    Lands, Parks & Wildlife          
    Natural Area Restoration & Management          
    Weed Management          
    Vertebrate Pest Management          
    Arboriculture          
    Floriculture          
    Landscape          
    Production Nursery          
    Sports Turf Management          
    Seed Testing and Production          
    Organic Farming          
    Permaculture          
    Grain Production          

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