CERTIFICATE IV IN PRODUCTION NURSERY

 

CRICOS Course Code:

092568J (VIC)

Course Duration:

52 weeks

Study Mode:

National Students:

Classroom face to face,

Online (Moodle)

Distance

 

International Students:

Classroom face to face only (20 hours per week)

 

Unit & Assessment Information:

Completion of fourteen (14) selected units as below.

 

Classifications

ANZSCO 362411 Nurseryperson

Unit Assessment
AHCPMG410 Implement a pest monitoring and evaluation program Assignment 1 Short Answer Research QuestionsAssignment 2 Short Answer Questions & Risk Assessment (Practical Exercise)Assignment 3 Spray Calibration, spill kit, Examination
AHCWRK403 Supervise work routines and staff performance Assessment Task 1 Assignment (Questions & Case study)Assessment Item 2 Section B: (short answer questions, and case studies)Assessment Task 3 Examination
AHCWRK401 Implement and monitor QA procedures Assessment item 1 Written questionsAssessment 2 Case studyAssessment item 3 Written questionsAssessment item 4 Written questions/scenarioField visits or Practical (BRIX testing)Assessment 5 Examination (Principles of quality assurance in the nursery industry)
AHCNSY402 Plan a propagation program Assessment item 1  AssignmentAssessment item 2  Practical reportAssessment item 3 Exam
AHCOHS401 Maintain OHS processes Assignment 1  A&B Written TaskAssignment  2 A  Written TaskAssignment  2 B Written TaskAssessment 3 Written Examination
AHCPHT502Develop a horticultural production plan Assignment 1  Short Answer Research QuestionsAssignment 2 Short Answer Questions & Risk Assessment (Practical Exercise)Assignment 3 Spray Calibration, spill kitExamination
AHCMOM402 Supervise maintenance of property machinery and equipment Assessment item 1 ProjectAssessment item 2 Oral presentationAssessment item 3 Practical activity & report
AHCIRG408 Schedule irrigations Assessment item 1Task 1- Part A Short answer questionsTask 1- Part B Short Answer questionsAssessment item 2Task 2- Part A Short Answer QuestionTask 2- Part B Research QuestionsAssessment item 3Task 3 Practical* Irrigation scheduling design exercise and calculation (catch-can)
AHCOHS301 Contribute to OHS processes Assignment 1  A&B Written TaskAssignment  2 A Written TaskAssignment  2  B Written TaskAssessment 3  Written Examination
AHCPCM402 Develop a soil health and plant nutrition program Assessment item 1 (Short & Extended Answer Questions)Assessment item 2 Practical activities – deficienciesAssessment Item 3 ReportAssessment Item 4 Exam (plant nutrition program – calculation of fertilizer use based on soil test reports)
AHCNSY401 Plan a growing-on program Assessment 1 Written TasksAssessment 2 Project reportAssessment 3 Closed book Exam (theory and principles of a growing program)
AHCPCM401 Recommend plants and cultural practices Assessment 1 Written Tasks – Short Answer QuestionsAssessment 2 Plant resource package – Up to 50 plants for Nursery productionAssessment 3 Written Exam (Plant identification and plan morphology assessment)
AHCSOL401 Sample soils and interpret results Assessment item 1Task 1Task 2Task 3  types of soils (Practical activities)Assessment item 2 (short answer questions)Task 1Task 2Task 3Assessment Item 3   Research report on soils testing and interpretationAssessment Item 4  Exam (soil identification and testing)
BSBSUS301 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices Assessment item 1 TaskAssessment item 2 Case study

 

Classifications

ANZSCO 362411 Nurseryperson

 

Entry requirements

Age:  16 plus
Language, Literacy and Numeracy: Completion of Language, Literacy and Numeracy Assessment, asssessed by Language Studies Department
Academic: Completion of equivalent to Certificate III or higher, Year 10 equivalent completed, or currently employed in the Horticulture Industry, with at least 12 months equivalent employment.

Tuition Costs

Please see fee schedule from relevant National or International Student page.

 

CERTIFICATE III IN PRODUCTION NURSERY

 

CRICOS Course Code:

092548B (VIC)

Course Duration:

52 Weeks

 

 

Study Mode:

National Students:

Classroom face to face

Online – Moodle – for persons employed in the industry

Distance – for persons employed in the industry

Apprenticeship

VET in Schools

 

International Students:

Classroom face to face only (20 hours per week).

 

Unit & Assessment Information:

Completion of sixteen (16) selected units below.

Unit Assessment
AHCPMG302AControl plant pests, diseases and disorders Assessment 1: TasksAssessment 2: Worksite base reportAssessment 3: Practical activity / Simulated workplace exerciseAssessment item 4: Quiz / Examination
AHCWRK303ARespond to emergencies Assessment item 1: Written taskAssessment item 2: First aid Case Study Scenarios
AHCCHM303APrepare and apply chemicals Activity / Learning Guide (this includes practical assessments) andClosed book label reading exercise
AHCNSY302AReceive and dispatch nursery products Activity / Learning Guide (this includes practical assessments)
AHCBIO301AWork effectively in an emergency disease or plant pest response Activity / Learning Guide (this includes practical assessments)
AHCWRK305ACoordinate work site activities Activity / Learning Guide (this includes practical assessments)
AHCIRG306ATroubleshoot irrigation systems Activity / Learning Guide (this includes practical assessments)
AHCOHS301AContribute to OHS processes Assignment 1 – A&B Written TaskAssignment  2 A – Written TaskAssignment  2 – B Written TaskAssessment 3 – Written Examination
AHCNSY301AMaintain nursery plants Activity / Learning Guide (this includes practical assessments)
AHCPCM301AImplement a plant nutrition program Activity / Learning Guide (this includes practical assessments)
AHCSOL401ASample soils and interpret results Activity / Learning Guide (this includes practical assessments)
AHCPMG301AControl weeds Activity / Learning Guide (this includes practical assessments)
AHCCHM304ATransport, handle and store chemicals Activity / Learning Guide (this includes practical assessments)
AHCPCM302AProvide information on plants and their culture Activity / Learning Guide (this includes practical assessments)
AHCCHM402APlan and implement a chemical use program Assignment 1 – Short Answer Research QuestionsAssignment 2 – Short Answer Questions & Risk Assessment (Practical Exercise)Assignment 3 – Spray Calibration, spill kitExamination
AHCSOL301APrepare growing media Activity / Learning Guide (this includes practical assessments)

 

Classifications

ANZSCO 362411 Nurseryperson

 

Entry requirements

Age:  16 plus
Language, Literacy and Numeracy: Completion of Language, Literacy and Numeracy Assessment, asssessed by Language Studies Department
Academic:
Completion of equivalent to certificate II or higher, Year 10 equivalent completed, or currently employed in the Horticulture Industry, with at least 12 months equivalent employment.

Tuition Costs

Please see fee schedule from relevant National or International Student page

CERTIFICATE II IN PRODUCTION NURSERY

 

Note: This course is for delivery to National Students only.

Course Duration:

20 Weeks

Study Mode:

Classroom (face to face)
Online-moodle
Distance
Traineeship

 

Unit & Assessment Information:

Completion of fifteen (15) units as below.

Unit Asessment
AHCPMG201ATreat weeds Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
AHCOHS201AParticipate in OHS processes Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
AHCWRK204AWork effectively in the industry Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
AHCNSY203AUndertake propagation activities Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
AHCSOL201ADetermine basic properties of soil and/or growing media Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
AHCPMG202ATreat plant pests, diseases and disorders Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
AHCCHM201AApply chemicals under supervision Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
AHCBIO202AFollow site quarantine procedures Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
AHCNSY204AMaintain indoor plants Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
AHCMOM203AOperate basic machinery and equipment Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
AHCNSY201APot up plants Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
AHCNSY202ATend nursery plants Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
AHCPCM201ARecognise plants Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
AHCIRG202AAssist with the operation of pressurized irrigation Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
AHCPGD203APrune shrubs and small trees Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)

 

 

Classifications

ANZSCO 841412 Horticultural Nursery Assistant

 

Entry requirements

Age:  16 plus
Language, Literacy and Numeracy: Completion of Language, Literacy and Numeracy Assessment, asssessed by Language Studies Department
Academic: Completion of equivalent to Certificate I, or Year 9 equivalent, or currently employed in the horticulture industry.

Tuition Costs

Please see fee schedule from relevant National Student page.

 

DIPLOMA OF PRODUCTION NURSERY MANAGEMENT

 

CRICOS Course Code:

092599B (VIC)

 

Course Duration:

52 weeks

 

Study Mode:

National Students:

Classroom face to face

Online – Moodle

Distance.

International Students:

Classroom face to face only (20 hours per week)

 

 

Unit & Assessment Information:

Completion of ten (10) selected units as below.

Unit Assessment
AHCOHS501AManage OHS processes Assessment Item 1: Task – Short Answer Questions and Scenario AnalysisAssessment Item 2: Role play (Demonstration exercise)Assessment item 3: Audit report and checklistExamination: Overall Assessment of Legislation and application of OHS Processes in Industry
SIRXINV005AControl inventory Assessment task 1: Short Answer QuestionsAssessment task 2: Presentation on Inventory ManagementAssessment Task 3: Examination on Supply chains and inventory management or Practical Using Beer Game Modeling
AHCPCM501ADiagnose plant health problems Assessment 1: Plant health reportAssessment 2: Field ActivityExamination: Closed book
AHCPCM502ACollect and classify plants Assessment item 1: Plant specimen collections (field visit)Assessment item 2: Dry and preserving PlantsAssessment item 3: Plants Selection for a Nursery Project – 50 plants
AHCPHT502ADevelop a horticultural production plan Assessment 1: ProjectAssessment 2: Oral PresentationAssessment 3: Examination
AHCSOL501AMonitor and manage soils for production Assessment 1: Internet assignmentAssessment 2: PracticalAssessment 3: Soil ameliorants short answer questionExamination: Closed book
AHCCHM501ADevelop and manage a chemical use strategy Assessment item 1: (short and extended answer research questions)Task ATask BTask CTask DAssessment item 2: Oral presentationAssessment Item 3: Written Exam closed book on
AHCWRK509AProvide specialist advice to clients Assessment item 1: Identify Industry Nursery Industry Needs for a Consultant – Essay ReportAssessment item 2: Recommend and provide advice on a Nursery Industry ProblemAssessment item 3: Short Test – in no more than 300 words provide a solution for the prescribed problem or scenario.
AHCCHM401AMinimise risks in the use of chemicals Assignment 1: Short Answer Research QuestionsAssignment 2: Short Answer Questions & Risk Assessment (Practical Exercise)Assignment 3: Spray Calibration, spill kitExamination
AHCCHM402APlan and implement a chemical use program Assignment 1: Short Answer Research QuestionsAssignment 2: Short Answer Questions & Risk Assessment (Practical Exercise)Assignment 3: Spray Calibration, Spill KitExamination

 

 

Classifications

ANZSCO 362411 Nurseryperson

 

 

Entry requirements

Age:  16 plus
Language, Literacy and Numeracy: Completion of Language, Literacy and Numeracy Assessment, asssessed by Language Studies Department
Academic: Completion of equivalent to Certificate IV or higher, Year 12 equivalent completed, or currently employed in the Horticulture Industry, with at least 36 months equivalent employment.

Tuition Costs

Please see fee schedule from relevant National or International Student page

CERTIFICATE IV IN PRODUCTION HORTICULTURE

CRICOS Course Code:

092561E (VIC)

 

Course Duration:

52 weeks

 

Study Mode:

National Students:

Classroom face to face

Online – Moodle

Distance

 

 

International Students:

Classroom face to face only ( 20 hours per week)

 

 

Unit and Assessment Information:

Completion of twelve (12) selected units as below.

Unit Assessment
AHCPHT402 Develop a crop regulation program  

Assignment 1 – Short Answer Research QuestionsAssignment 2 – Short Answer Questions & Risk Assessment (Practical Exercise)Assignment 3 – Spray Calibration, spill kitExamination

 

AHCWRK403 Supervise work routines and staff performance  

Assessment Task 1 – Assignment (Questions & Case study)Assessment Item 2 – Section B: (short answer questions, and case studies)Assessment Task 3 – Examination

 

AHCWRK401 Implement and monitor quality assurance procedures  

Assessment item 1 – Written questionsAssessment 2 – Case studyAssessment item 3 -Written questionsAssessment item 4- Written questions/scenarioField visits or PracticalAssessment 5 – Examination

 

AHCSOL402 Develop a soil use map for property  

Assignment 1 – A&B Written TaskAssignment  2 A – Written TaskAssignment  2 – B Written TaskAssessment 3 – Written Examination

 

AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes  

Assignment 1 – Short Answer Research QuestionsAssignment 2 – Short Answer Questions & Risk Assessment (Practical Exercise)Assignment 3 – Spray Calibration, spill kitExamination

 

AHCPCM401 Recommend plants and cultural practices  

Assessment item 1 –ProjectAssessment item 2-Oral presentationAssessment item 3-Practical activity & report

 

AHCNSY402 Plan a propagation program  

Assessment item 1 AssignmentPart APart BAssessment item 2 – Practical reportAssessment item 3 –Exam

 

AHCIRG408 Schedule Irrigations  

Assessment item 1Task 1- Part ATask 1- Part BAssessment item 2Task 2- Part ATask 2- Part BAssessment item 3 -Task 3- Practical

 

AHCWHS401 Maintain work health and safety processes  

Assignment 1 – A&B Written TaskAssignment  2 A – Written TaskAssignment  2 – B Written TaskAssessment 3 – Written Examination

 

AHCPCM402 Develop a soil health and plant nutrition program  

Assessment item 1 -Task 1Task 2Task 3(Practical activities)Assessment item 2 Task 1Task 2Task 3Assessment Item 3-ReportAssessment Item 4-Exam

 

AHCNSY401  Plan a growing-on program  

Assessment 1   Written TasksAssessment 2   Project reportAssessment 3   Exam

 

AHCSOL401 Sample soils and interprets results  

Assessment item 1 -Task 1- Written Questions- soil profile and horizons, conducting soil surveys, soil samplings, hazard identification and risk assessment, soil texture and structure, soil, plant & water relationship
Task 2 – Practical activities – Determining soil depth and color, soil texture, soil structure and stability, soil pH, Soil EC,
Assessment item 2 Task 1- written Questions – plant nutrition program, recording climate data, CEC, nutrient for plant growth, essential micro & macro- nutrients, nutrient status in soil, nutrient disorders symptoms, fertilisers types and methods of applications
Task 2 – Fertiliser calculations
Assessment Item 3-Report – Developing plant nutrition program
Assessment Item 4-Examination (Closed Book)

 

 

Classifications

ANZSCO 121200 Crop Farmers

 

 

Entry requirements

Age:  16 plus
Language, Literacy and Numeracy: Completion of Language, Literacy and Numeracy Assessment, asssessed by Language Studies Department
Academic: Completion of equivalent to Certificate III or higher, Year 10 equivalent completed, or currently employed in the Horticulture Industry, with at least 12 months equivalent employment.

 

Tuition Costs

Please see fee schedule from relevant National or International Student page.

 

CERTIFICATE III IN PRODUCTION HORTICULTURE

 

CRICOS Course Code:

092532K (VIC)
Course Duration:

52 Weeks

 

Study Mode:

National Students – Classroom (Face-to-Face), Apprenticeship, VET in Schools, Online – moodle  and Distance (for employed persons in the industry).
International Students – Classroom face to face Only ( 20 hours per week).

 

 

Unit & Assessment Information:

Completion of fifteen (15) selected units as below.

Unit Assessment
AHCPMG302 Control plant pests, diseases and disorders  

Assessment 1: TasksAssessment 2: Worksite base reportAssessment 3: Practical activity / Simulated workplace exerciseAssessment item 4: Quiz / Examination

 

AHCWRK303 Respond to emergencies  

Assessment item 1: Written taskAssessment item 2: First aid Case Study Scenarios

 

AHCCHM303 Prepare and apply chemicals  

Activity / Learning Guide must be completed (this includes practical assessments)Closed book label reading exercise

 

AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes  

Assignment 1 – A&B Written TaskAssignment  2 A – Written TaskAssignment  2 – B Written TaskAssessment 3 – Written Examination

 

AHCWRK306 Comply with industry quality assurance requirements  

Activity / Learning Guide (this includes practical assessments).

 

AHCWRK305 Coordinate work site activities  

Activity / Learning Guide (this includes practical assessments).

 

AHCPHT305 Regulate crops  

Activity / Learning Guide (this includes practical assessments).This learning guide can be developed crop specific.

 

AHCPHT302 Coordinate horticultural crop harvesting  

Activity / Learning Guide (this includes practical assessments).

 

AHCPHT306 Establish horticultural crops  

Activity / Learning Guide (this includes practical assessments).This learning guide can be developed crop specific.

 

AHCWRK309 Apply environmentally sustainable work practices  

Activity / Learning Guide (this includes practical assessments) andAssessment item: short quiz / examination.

 

AHCPHT303 Implement a post-harvest program  

Activity / Learning Guide (this includes practical assessments).

 

AHCPMG301 Control weeds  

Assessment item 1: Task / short and extended answer questionAssessment item 2: Practical activity / Workplace based activity / simulated exercise

 

AHCCHM304 Transport, handle and store chemicals  

Activity / Learning Guide (this includes practical assessments).

 

AHCIRG332 Operate pressurised irrigation systems  

Assignment 1 – Short Answer Research QuestionsAssignment 2 – Short Answer Questions & Risk Assessment (Practical Exercise)Assignment 3 – Spray Calibration, spill kit Examination

 

AHCSOL301 Prepare growing media  

Assignment 1 – Short Answer Research QuestionsAssignment 2 – Short Answer Questions & Risk Assessment (Practical Exercise)Assignment 3 – Spray Calibration, spill kit Examination

 

 

 

Classifications

ANZSCO 362211 Gardener (General)

 

Entry requirements

Age:  16 plus
Language, Literacy and Numeracy: Completion of Language, Literacy and Numeracy Assessment, asssessed by Language Studies Department
Academic:
Completion of equivalent to certificate II or higher, Year 10 equivalent completed, or currently employed in the Horticulture Industry, with at least 12 months equivalent employment.

Tuition Costs

Please see fee schedule from relevant National or International Student page

CERTIFICATE II IN PRODUCTION HORTICULTURE

 

AHC20316 Certificate II in Production Horticulture

Note: This course is for delivery to National Students only.

Duration:

20 Weeks

Mode:

Classroom (face to face)
Online-moodle
Distance
Traineeship

 

Unit & Assessment Information:

Completion of fifteen (15) units as below.

Unit Assessment
AHCWHS201 Participate in OHS processes Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
AHCWRK209 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
AHCSOL202 Determine basic properties of soils / growing media Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
AHCPHT201 Plant horticultural crops Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
AHCCHM201 Apply chemicals Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
AHCNSY203 Undertake propagation activities Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
AHCPMG201 Treat weeds Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
AHCPMG202 Treat pests, diseases and disorders Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
AHCMOM203 Operate basic machinery and equipment Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
AHCIRG217 Assist with pressurised irrigation operations Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
AHCMOM202 Operate tractors Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments),
Quiz Assessment.
AHCNSY202 Care for nursery plants Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
AHCPGD201 Plant trees and shrubs Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
AHCINF203 Maintain properties and structures Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments),
Closed book label reading exercise.
AHCBIO202A Follow site quarantine procedures Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)

 

 

Classifications

ANZSCO 841412 Horticultural Nursery Assistant

 

 

Entry requirements

Age:  16 plus
Language, Literacy and Numeracy: Completion of Language, Literacy and Numeracy Assessment, asssessed by Language Studies Department
Academic: Completion of equivalent to Certificate I, or Year 9 equivalent, or currently employed in the horticulture industry.

 

Tuition Costs

Please see fee schedule from relevant National Student page.

For Horticulture courses in Melbourne and Cairns

DIPLOMA OF PRODUCTION HORTICULTURE

 

CRICOS Course Code:

092582M

Duration:

52 weeks

Mode:

National Students:

Classroom Face to Face,

Online – Moodle,

Distance

International Students: 

Classroom Face to Face  (20 hours per week)

 

Units & Assessment Information

Completion of ten (10) units as below:

Unit Assessment
AHCPCM501 Diagnose plant health problems  

Assessment 1 – Plant health reportAssessment 2 – FieldActivityExamination – Closed book

 

AHCSOL501 Monitor and manage soils for production  

Assessment 1-Internet assignmentAssessment 2 -PracticalAssessment 3- Soil ameliorants short answer questionExamination- Closed book

 

AHCPHT502 Develop a horticultural production plan  

Assessment 1 _ ProjectAssessment 2_ Oral PresentationAssessment 3- Examination

 

AHCBUS507 Monitor and Review business performance  

Assessment 1_ Gathering, analysing and reviewing enterprise data, for effectivenessAssessment 2_Short answer questionAssessment 3_Human resource and performance requirementAssessment 4_Watch and learnExamination

 

AHCCHM501 Develop and manage a chemical use strategy  

Assessment item 1Task ATask BTask CTask DAssessment item 2 Oral presentationAssessment Item 3-Written Exam closed book

 

AHCBUS506 Develop and review a business plan  

Assessment Item 1 – Business plan proposal and presentationAssessment item 2 – Develop a business plan – on a protected cropping scenario based on the Werribee South SimulationExamination – Review of business plan prepared in Assessment item 2

 

 AHCAGB501 Plan and monitor production processes  

Assessment item 1 –ProjectAssessment item 2-Oral presentationAssessment item 3-Practical activity & report

 

AHCBUS501 Manage Staff  

Assessment 1(Activities 1 – 17 workbook)Group exerciseExam – 50 x Multiple choice questions (via moodle)

 

AHCHYD501 Develop a plan for hydroponic system  

Assessment item 1-Written questionsAssessment item 2-Written questions / Case studyAssessment item 3-Written questions / Case studyAssessment item 4-Written questions/scenarioAssessment item 5-Practical activitiesAssessment item 6-Exam

 

AHCWRK511 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability  

ASSESSMENT ITEM 1: Assignment: Develop a sustainability policyASSESSMENT ITEM 2 & 3:  Practical Task – Presentation & Peer Review: Implement a training program for the policy you have developed, you will also be required to write a procedure detailing the implementation of the policy.

 

 

Classifications

ANZSCO 121200 Crop Farmers

 

Entry requirements

Age: 16 plus
Language, Literacy and Numeracy: Completion of Language, Literacy and Numeracy Assessment, asssessed by Language Studies Department
Academic: Completion of equivalent to Certificate IV or higher, Year 12 equivalent completed, or currently employed in the Horticulture Industry, with at least 36 months equivalent employment.

Tuition Costs

Please see fee schedule from relevant National or International Student page.