This qualification provides an occupational outcome in parks and gardens. The horticulture industry expects this qualification to be achieved to meet job outcomes at this level.
A Horticultural trades assistant is likely to be involved in a wide range of gardening tasks under limited supervision. Work undertaken as a horticultural assistant could include:
- planting, transplanting and pruning small trees and shrubs operating equipment and machinery
- maintaining properties and structures processes under taking irrigation and drainage
- maintenance activities
- treating weeds, pests and disease
- establishing and renovating grassed areas
- supporting re-vegetation works
There are several ways to get work as a horticultural trades assistant. In a parks and training as a horticultural assistant before moving to work as a horticultural trades assistant. Individuals with general horticultural experience are often able to obtain work as horticultural trades assistants on a casual basis in domestic and large private gardens.
|Campus:||Melbourne / Werribee South / Cairns|
|Duration:||24 Months VCAL / VETis or 6 months full-time|
|Mode (Domestic Students):||Face-to-Face
Distance (must have workplace to practice)
Online Moodle (must have workplace to practice)
|Mode (International Students):||Not Available|
Training & Employment Outcoms
This qualification provide an occupational outcome in horticulture. The horticulture expects this qualification to be achieved to meet job outcomes at this level.
No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.
Completion of fifteen (15) units.
|AHCWHS201||Participate in work health and safety processes|
|AHCCHM201||Apply chemicals under supervision|
|AHCIRG217||Assist with pressurised irrigation operations|
|AHCMOM203||Operate basic machinery and equipment|
|AHCPGD201||Plant trees and shrubs|
|AHCPGD206||Conduct visual inspection of park facilities|
|AHCSOL202||Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing|
|AHCPGD203||Prune shrubs and small trees|
|AHCWRK204||Work effectively in the industry|
|MEM18001C||Use hand tools|
|AHCPMG203||Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders|
|AHCNSY203||Undertake propagation activities|
|AHCWRK209||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices|
Note: Units selected have been chosen with industry consultation, should clients wish to look at other units please contact ACAH or visit www.training.gov.au/Training/Details/AHC20616
Age – 16 years plus.
English Proficiency Requirements: all candidates must completea Language Literacy & Numeracy Assessment, assessed by the Language Studies Department.
Academic Requirement: Completion of Equivalent to Certificate I, or Primary school equivalent, or currently employed in the parks and gardens industry or interested in career in horticulture