CRICOS Course Code:

104910H (VIC / QLD)
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: Written Tasks – Identify pests, diseases and disordersAssessment 2: Worksite base report

Assessment 3: Practical activity / Simulated workplace exercise – Assess pests, diseases and disorders.

Assessment item 4: Quiz / Examination

AHCWRK309 Apply environmentally sustainable work practices Assessment item 1:

Task A Written questions – Identify resources and sustainable practices on farm / at your workplace

Task B Written questions – Communicating changes to work procedures

Assessment item 2: Case study

Assessment 3 Checklist/ Survey about areas environmental impacts and inefficiency in your workplace

AHCMOM304 Operate machinery and equipment Activity 1 Verbal task about Machinery and Hand toolsActivity 2 Written task ( Workplace Risk Assessment )

Activity 3 Observation checklist

Activity 4 Written task

Activity 5 Label activity

Activity 6 Written task ( Cleaning and storage)

Activity 7 Practical task ( Operate a brush cutter)

AHCNSY313 Implement a propagation plan Assignment 1 – A&B Written Task – Written Short and Extended Answer Questions, Definitions, Terminology,
growing media components, Propagation techniques, OH&S hazards, propagation material selection
and Australian Standards for potting mixesAssignment  2  – Practical / Simulated or demonstrated activities

Activity 1 – Sexual propagation method

Activity 2 – Propagate plants using different propagation techniques

Assessment 3 – Written Examination

AHCBIO303 Apply biosecurity measures Assessment 1 Written task ( Identify biosecurity threats and determine control measures for sites)Assessment 2 Short answer questions (Apply biosecurity control measures to site activities)

Assessment 3 Practical task ( Monitor biosecurity procedures)

AHCWRK305 Coordinate work site activities Assessment 1 Written questions (Prepare work site activities; Organise resources)Assessment 2 Practical activity


AHCWRK303 Respond to emergencies Assessment 1Part A Written questions ( Prepare for emergency situations; Identify and evaluate the emergency)

Part B Written questions (Implement fire protection and control procedures; Safely confine the emergency where possible)

Assessment 2 Written ask – First aid case study scenarios

AHCNSY314 Operate fertigation equipment Assessment 1 Short answer questionsAssessment 2 Practical activities

Part A – Testing the chemical properties of water for irrigation

Part B – Operation of Fertigation System at ACAH Demonstration Farm

AHCIRG346 Operate pressurised irrigation systems Assessment 1 Short answer questions on carry out pre-start checks; inspect and operate the system; monitor irrigation system performance.Assessment 2 Written questions and practical activities on operating of irrigation system at ACAH demonstrated farm.
AHCWRK306 Comply with industry quality assurance requirements Assessment 1 Written questions and Quality specification scenarioAssessment 2 Practical activities/ exercise – Record the procedure for production at demonstrate farm in accordance with workplace requirements ; write a flow diagram from point of seed to dispatch for any “one” horticultural crop grown


AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes Assessment 1: Written questions on applying work health and safety policies and procedures

Assessment 2 Written questions & Practical assessment on assisting in workplace hazard identification and risk control

Assessment 3 Practical activity / Workplace based activity / simulated exercise

Assessment 4: Examination

AHCCHM304 Transport, handle and store chemicals Assessment item 1: Practical assessment (calibration exercise) – (must achieve a result of 100%)Assessment item 2:  Work / short answer questions

Assessment item 3: Label and SDS Reading exercise (Must achieve a results of 100%)

AHCCHM307 Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases Assignment 1 – Short Answer Research QuestionsDetermine the need for chemical use and prepare a application plan)

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

Assignment 3 – Spray Calibration, spill kit Examination

AHCPHT315 Establish horticultural crops Assignment 1 – Short Answer Research QuestionsAssignment 2 – Short Answer Questions & Risk Assessment (Practical Exercise)

Assignment 3 – Spray Calibration, spill kit Examination


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.
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 or International Student page