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
AHCWRK309 Apply environmentally sustainable work practices Assessment 1: Written questions – Identify resources and sustainable practices on farm/at workplace

Assessment 2 : Case Study – Identify current workplace practices in relation to resource usage and sustainability; apply improvement strategies.

Assessment 3 : Checklist/Survey – Workplace environmental survey

AHCPMG301 Control weeds Assessment 1 : Practical activity – weed identification and infestation assessmentAssessment 2: Written task – Plan control measures, Implement control measures and Monitor control measures.
AHCPMG302 Control plant pests, diseases and disorders Assessment 1: Written questions – identify pests, diseases and disordersAssessment 2Work site-based activity

Assessment 3Practical Activity – Assess pests, diseases and disorders

Assessment 4Online quiz & practical examination

AHCPCM302 Provide information on plants and their culture Assessment 1 : Written Questions & Case Studies – Identifying Horticulture Issues, questioning techniques, information gathering,
relevant issues & providing expert adviceAssessment 2: : Extended Answers Questions – Plant Identification techniques, Plant selection, Plant Physiology, Plant habit
and growth characteristics.

Assessment 3 : Developing Plant Profile

AHCPCM301 Implement a plant nutrition program Assessment 1 – Written questions 

Assessment 2Part A : Short answer questions & Extended written questions 

                           -Part B : Calculations

Assessment 3Part A : Verbal questions

                           – Part B : Practical exercise – Visual inspection checklists

Examination

AHCSOL305 Prepare growing media Assessment 1 : Short questions – Definitions, Terminology , Water Theory

Assessment 2 : Written extended questions – Equipment requirement, record keeping, hygiene, production requirement

Assessment 3 : Practical activity – Testing physical and chemical properties of potting mixes

AHCSOL304 Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas Assessment 1 : Short answers questions

Assignment 2   :  Practical exercise (Soil testing Ph, EC, Texture and Structure)

Assignment 3 :  Fertiliser and soil ameliorant; Prepare soils for planting or replanting

Examination

AHCPCM307 Report on health and condition of trees
AHCPGD301 Implement a plant establishment program Assessment 1: Written questions – Interpreting site plans and specifications, Material, equipment, tools and machinery for plant establishment, safety checks on equipment & machinery, site hazard management, PPE selection maintenance & storage and keeping work site safe

Assessment 2 : Written questions – locating services on site, earthwork, selection and requirement of soil additives, positioning plants on site, disposal of debris and pollutant, plant inspection for health and vigour, identifying minor and major defects, post-planting care and pruning.

Assessment 3 : Practical Activity –  Inspecting planting site, plants selection criteria, preparing planting site, inspecting plant material, planting plants, reviewing establishment work and recording establishment program

AHCIRG338 Troubleshoot irrigation systems Assessment 1: Written questions and extended questions

Assessment 2: Practical activities

Examination – Knowledge skills and terminology, assessing troubleshoot irrigation systems

AHCIRG346 Operate pressurised irrigation systems Assessment 1: Short answer questions

Assessment 2: Written questions & Practical exercise – Operation of irrigation system

AHCTRF308 Establish turf Assessment 1 – written questions

Assessment 2 –

Task 1 : Assessment questions

Task 2 : Practical exercise

Task 3 : Turfgrass calculations

AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes Assessment 1 : Written questions – WHS legislations, code of practices, national standards, enterprise WHS policies and procedures

Assessment 2 : Written questions & Practical assessment – Workplace hazard identification, assessment of risk, hierarchy of control & safety training

Assessment 3 : Written questions – PPE, Incident, Accident reporting

Assessment 4 : Online quiz

AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals Assessment 1: Short answer questions – Transport and handle chemicals and biological agents; Store chemicals in the workplace; Record storage detailsAssessment 2:  Practical activity
AHCCHM307 Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases Assessment 1 : Short answer questions – Determine the need for chemical use; prepare application/spray planAssessment 2 : Calibration activity

Assessment 3 : Practical Activity – Apply chemical with various equipment; spray quality  test and selection of nozzles

AHCPCM302 Provide information on plants and their culture Assessment 1 : Short answer questions & case studies – Identifying Horticulture Issues, questioning techniques, information gathering, relevant issues & providing expert adviceAssessment 2 : Extended answer questions – Plant Identification techniques, Plant selection, Plant Physiology, Plant habit and growth characteristics.

Assessment 3 : Develop plant profile

Examination

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.