AHC20616 Certificate II in Horticulture

Description:

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 Cairns
Duration: 24 VCAL or 6 months full-time
Intakes: Fortnightly
Mode (Domestic Students): Face-to-Face

Distance (must have workplace to practice)

Online Moodle (must have workplace to practice)

Course Costs: $2500
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.

Units

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
AHCPMG201 Treat weeds
AHCPCM201 Recognise plants
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

Entry requirements

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 Available I, or Primary school equivalent, or currently employed in the parks and gardens industry or interested in career in horticulture

AHC60415 | ADVANCED DIPLOMA OF CONSERVATION AND LAND MANAGEMENT

 

This qualification reflects the roles of individuals working in management roles in conservation and land management.

CRICOS Course Code:
093422G
Course Duration:
74 weeks
Classification :
  ANZSCO 234313 – Park Ranger
 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 eight (8) selected units as below.

Unit
Assessment
AHCBER601 Plan oversee an emergency disease or plant pest control program

Assessment 1: Activity Booklet

Assessment 2: Online Quiz 50 questions in 60 minutes

ACHWRK511 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability

Assessment 1 – SAFETY AUDIT

Assessment 2 – SAFETY PLAN

Assessment 3 – PRESENTATION

Assessment 4 – Policy and Procedure document

AHCAGB501 Develop climate risk management strategies

Assessment 1 – Short / Extended Answer questions

Assessment 2 – 2000 Word report on climate risk mitigation in Agriculture Practical / Tutorial Exercise – Emission Scenario projections using CSIRO site

AHCBUS608 Manage risk
Internet Wiki task; Project & Presentation business analysis; Written Exam
BSBMGT617 Develop and implement a business plan

Assessment task 1 – Task 1: Presentation about a risk manage:

Assessment Task 2 – Presentation of understand of AS/NZS Risk Management

AHCBUS507 Monitor and review business performance

Assignment 1 – Short answer situation question(s)

Assessment 2 – Preparation of Key Performance Indicator document Examination – Closed Book

AHCBUS605 Manage human resources

Assessment Item 1: Task – Short Answer Questions and Scenario Analysis

Assessment Item 2: Role play (Demonstration exercise)

Assessment item 3: Audit report and checklist Examination – Overall Assessment of Legislation and application of OHS Processes in Industry

AHCNRM601 Review land management plans and strategies
Presentation of ProposalProposal submission (200 words)Write Report / Assessment (1500 words)

 

 

 Entry requirements:
Age:  16 plus
English Proficiency Requirement: all candidates must complete a Language Literacy & Numeracy Assessment, assessed by the Language Studies Department.
Academic Requirement: Completion of equivalent to Diploma or higher, Year 12 equivalent completed, or currently employed in the Agriculture Industry, with at least 36 months equivalent employment.
Tuition Costs

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

 

 

AHC31016 | CERTIFICATE III IN PARKS AND GARDENS

 

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

Course Duration:

52 Weeks

Study Mode:

Classroom face to face

Online – Moodle

Distance – for persons employed in the industry

Apprenticeship

Unit & Assessment Information:

Completion of sixteen (16) selected units as below.

Unit Assessment
AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
or Moodle based Assessment Guide.
AHCPMG301 Control weeds Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
or Moodle based Assessment Guide.
AHCPMG302 Control plant pests, diseases and disorders Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
or Moodle based Assessment Guide.
AHCPCM301 Implement a plant nutrition program Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
or Moodle based Assessment Guide.
AHCPCM302 Provide information on plants and their culture Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
or Moodle based Assessment Guide.
AHCPGD305 Conduct operational inspection of park facilities Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
or Moodle based Assessment Guide.
AHCSOL301 Prepare growing media Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
or Moodle based Assessment Guide.
AHCTRF302 Establish Turf Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
or Moodle based Assessment Guide.
AHCWRK309 Apply environmentally sustainable work practices Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
or Moodle based Assessment Guide.
AHCCHM303 Prepare and apply chemicals Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
or Moodle based Assessment Guide.
AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
or Moodle based Assessment Guide.
AHCIRG332 Operate pressurised irrigation systems Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
or Moodle based Assessment Guide.
AHCPGD301 Implement a plant establishment program Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
or Moodle based Assessment Guide.
AHCIRG306 Troubleshoot irrigation systems Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
or Moodle based Assessment Guide.
AHCMOM304 Operate machinery and equipment Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
or Moodle based Assessment Guide.
AHCPGD306 Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
or Moodle based Assessment Guide.

 

Classifications

ANZSCO 362211 Gardener (General)

Entry requirements

Age:  16 plus
English Proficiency Requirements:  all candidates must complete a Language Literacy & Numeracy Assessment, assessed by the Language Studies Department.
Academic Requirement:
Completion of Certificate II in Horticulture or related field or equivalent to Australian Year 10 general schooling or 2 years’ work experience in horticultural related field or interested in commencing a career in horticulture.

Tuition Costs

Please see fee schedule from relevant National Student page.

AHC40516 | CERTIFICATE IV IN PARKS AND GARDENS

 

CRICOS Course Code:

092567K

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.

Unit Assessment
AHCPCM401ARecommend plants and cultural practices Assessment 1Written Tasks & practical activitiesAssessment 2   Plant resource package & Plant identification Excursion ReportAssessment 3Written Examination ( Closed book)
AHCWRK403 Supervise work routines and staff performanc Assignment 1– Short Answer Research QuestionsAssignment 2– Short Answer Questions & Risk Assessment (Practical Exercise)Assignment 3 – Spray Calibration, spill kitWritten Examination
AHCNSY401 Plan a propagation program Assignment 1 – Short Answer Research QuestionsAssignment 2 – Short Answer Questions & Risk Assessment (Practical Exercise)Assignment 3 – Spray Calibration, spill kitWritten Examination
AHCBUS402ACost a project Assessment item 1 – Written Task – Planning project activities, work scheduling, identifying OHS hazard & assessing risks, risk control methods, resource listing, factors affecting resource costs, OHS legislations, Australian standardsModern Industry awardsAssessment Item 2- Report- Measuring and calculation unit & total cost, Add-on costs, federal charges and taxes, leave entitlements, adjustment requirements, developing Total cost summary.Assessment item 3 – Oral Presentation
AHCPGD401A Design a plant display Assessment item 1 Project 1– Design brief, site, measurement, Project base plan, site evaluation, plant selection for display and specification, concept plan, design documentsAssessment item 2 – Written questions- Establishing quality standards for plants, legal attribute, biophysical factors, historical modification influences, local by-laws and restriction, workplace hards and associated risks
AHCPGD402APlan a plant establishment program Assessment Item 1 Project Report – Site assessment, developing  plant pallet, material type and specification, fertilisers and pest control, machinery and equipment, Labour for the project, Task schedules
AHCWHS401 AMaintain Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) processes Assignment 1 – A&B Written Task- Identifying hazards, assessing risks, level of risk, risk level matrix, safety training, PPE, Hazardous substances, OHS policies & procedures, Legislations, regulations and code of practicesAssignment  2 A – Written Task – staff participation in monitoring and reporting OHS issues, Staff consultation, Hazards in agriculture and horticulture workplace, hierarchy of control,  case scenariosAssignment  2 – B Written Task- Emergency events, evacuation plans, staff training, JSA’sAssessment 3 – Written Examination ( Closed book)
AHCNSY402 Plan a growing on-program Assignment 1 – A&B Written Task- Identifying hazards, assessing risks, level of risk, risk level matrix, safety training, PPE, Hazardous substances, OHS policies & procedures, Legislations, regulations and code of practicesAssignment  2 A – Written Task – staff participation in monitoring and reporting OHS issues, Staff consultation, Hazards in agriculture and horticulture workplace, hierarchy of control,  case scenariosAssignment  2 – B Written Task- Emergency events, evacuation plans, staff training, JSA’sAssessment 3 – Written Examination ( Closed book)
AHCMOM401 Supervise maintenance of property machinery and equipment Assessment item 1 Task 1- Prepare business documentsAssessment item 2 Task 2 – Prepare business documentAssessment item 3 Task 3-  Prepare desktop publish documents( MS Word)Assessment item 4Task 4 – Prepare desktop published documents(MS Excel)Assessment item 5

Task 5 – prepare desktop published documents(MS Word)

Assessment item 6

Task 6 – prepare desktop published documents(MS Word)

AHCSOL401ASample 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 relationshipTask 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 applicationsTask 2 – Fertiliser calculationsAssessment Item 3-Report – Developing plant nutrition programAssessment Item 4-Examination (Closed Book)
AHCPCM402ADevelop a soil health and plant nutrition program 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 relationshipTask 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 applicationsTask 2 – Fertiliser calculationsAssessment Item 3-Report – Developing plant nutrition programAssessment Item 4-Examination (Closed Book)
AHCTRF401ADevelop a sports turf maintenance program Assessment item 1 -Task 1 – 3Growth habits, soil & growing media characteristics, nutrient requirements, hazard identification and risk assessment, risk control, turf establishment methods,  soil analysis, maintenance requirements and practices, soil additives & ameliorants, fertiliser types and product, common diseases and pests of turf grass.Assessment Item 2-ReportDeveloping sports turf management planAssessment Item 3-Examination (Closed Book)
PSPPM402BManage simple projects Assessment Item 1Project Report –   Developing project plan, monitor and report on project progress.Assessment Item 2 Oral Presentation –Review project outcomeAssessment Item 3Short Answer QuestionsDefining project objectives, project schedules, recording project progress, accessing performance, reviewing project
AHCIRG408A Schedule irrigations Assessment Task 1 –Part A & BEstimating plant water use, soil water deficit, soil moisture status,  Assignment Task 2- Irrigation application methods, moisture monitoring tools and applications, scheduling irrigation methods and limitations , calculations for irrigation water requirement, scheduling requirements, water volume requirement, system efficiency,Crop water use ,Assessment Item 3 – Practical activitiesCalculation of irrigation system efficiency, application efficiency, water budgeting, water quality analysis

 

Classifications

ANZSCO 362211 Gardener (General)

 

Entry requirements

Age:  16 plus
English Proficiency Requirement:  all candidates must complete a Language Literacy & Numeracy Assessment, assessed by the Language Studies Department.
Academic Requirement: Completion of Certificate III in Horticulture or related field or equivalent to Australian Year 10 general schooling or 2 years work experience in horticultural related field.

Tuition Costs

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

AHC50716 | DIPLOMA OF PARKS AND GARDENS MANAGEMENT

 

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

Duration:

52 weeks

 

Study Mode:

National Students:

Classroom face to face

Online – Moodle

Distance.

 

Unit & Assessment Information:

Completion of twelve (12) selected units as below.

 

Unit Assessment
AHCBUS501 Manage staff

Assessment item 1 Task 1 –5  Extended Answer Questions

Assessment item 2Examination – Closed Book

AHCBUS504 Prepare estimates, quotes and tenders

Assessment item 1-Written Task- Project preliminary planning activities

Assessment Item 2 Report 1 – Determining resources requirement

Assessment item 3 Report 2- Preparing schedule and estimation documents

AHCPGD503 Manage parks and reserves

Assessment item 1: Written Questions

Assessment item 2: Develop and monitor management plan : written task

Assessment Item 3: Identify and analyse stock control system : practical task

Assessment Item 4 Report 1: Establishing purchasing plan & analyse stock control system

Assessment Item 5: Report 2: Establish operations schedule, manage office and monitoring and reviewing report on changing conditions

AHCPGD504 Develop and implement a streetscape management plan

Assessment Item 1 Assignment 1: Street space management plan and Planning activities

Assessment Item 2 Assignment 2 Prepare and analyse site description

Assessment Item 3 Report- Identify management strategies & prepare and implement management plan

AHCTRF501 Plan the establishment of sports turf playing surfaces

Assessment item 1 Assignment 1 – Written questions

Assessment Item 2 Assignment 2 –turf establishment requirements

Assessment Item 3 Assignment 3- turf establishing plan and specification

AHCPGD502 Plan the restoration of parks and gardens

Assessment Item 1 Assignment 1- Heritage legislation and regulations

Assessment Item 2 Assignment 2- Garden History

Assessment Item 3 Report- Restoration strategy for selected garden

AHCPCM501 Diagnose plant health problems

Assessment Item 1 Activities 1-8  specific tree work, organising tree inspection, preparing audit checklist, providing feedback to contractors and other stockholders, corrective action request.

Assessment Item 2 Report – tree protection strategies for selected site

AHCWHS501Manage work health and safety processes

Assessment Item 1 Task-Short Answer Questions and Scenario Analysis

Assessment Item 2 Role play – OH&S negotiation role playWorkplace.

Assessment Item 3 Audit report and checklist
Assessment Item 4Close Book Examination

AHCPCM502 Collect and classify plants

Assessment Item 1 Assignment 1. Plant collection and ethics

Assessment Item 2 Assignment 2- specimen collection and preservation technique

Assessment Item 3 Assignment 3 – Plant identification using key

AHCPCM503 Specify plants for landscapes

Assessment Item 1 Assignment 1 – Urban landscape Plants

Assessment Item 2Assignment 2- Plant Selected for given situation

Assessment Item 3Assignment 3- Conifer selection

Assessment Item 4 Report – Plant selection for specific purposeTutorial review paper

AHCCHM501 Develop   and   manage   a   chemical   use strategy

Assignment 1– Short Answer Research Questions

Assignment 2– Short Answer Questions & Risk Assessment (Practical Exercise)

Assignment 3 – Spraying equipment  Calibration, spill kit Written Examination

AHCWRK511 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability

Assignment 1– Short Answer Research Questions

Assignment 2– Short Answer Questions & Risk Assessment (Practical Exercise)

Assignment 3 – Spraying equipment  Calibration, spill kit Written Examination

 

Classifications

ANZSCO 362211 Gardener (General)

 

Entry requirements

Age:  16 plus
English Proficiency Requirement: all candidates must complete a Language Literacy & Numeracy Assessment, assessed by the Language Studies Department.
Academic Requirement:  Completion of Equivalent to Diploma 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 Student page.

AHC20616 | CERTIFICATE II IN PARKS AND GARDENS

 

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

Course Duration:

20 Weeks

VET in Schools – 1 School Calendar Year

Study Mode:

Classroom (face to face)

Online – Moodle

Distance

Traineeship

VET in Schools

Unit & Assessment Information:

Completion of fifteen (15) units as below.

Unit Assessment
AHCCHM201 Apply chemicals under supervision Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
AHCIRG217 Assist with pressurised irrigation operatio Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
AHCWHS201 Participate in work health and safety processes Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
AHCMOM203 Operate basic machinery and equipment Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
AHCPGD201 Plant trees and shrubs Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
AHCPGD206 Conduct visual inspection of park facilities Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
AHCPMG201 Treat weeds Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
AHCPCM201 Recognise plants Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
AHCSOL202 Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
AHCTRF204 Support turf establishment Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
AHCPGD203 Prune shrubs and small trees Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
AHCCHM303 Prepare and apply chemicals Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
AHCCHM304 Transport, handle and store chemicals Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
AHCPMG203 Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
AHCNSY203 Undertake propagation activities Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)

 

 

Classifications

ANZSCO 841411 Garden Labourer

 

Entry requirements

Age:  16 plus
English Proficiency Requirements:  all candidates must complete a 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


Tuition Costs

Please see fee schedule from relevant National Student page.