CRICOS Course Code:

104911G (VIC/QLD)

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


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International Students:

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

Unit & Assessment Information:

Completion of sixteen (16) selected units below.

Unit Assessment
AHCPMG302 Control plant pests, diseases and disorders

Assessment 1: Written questions – Assess pest, disease and disorders

Assessment 2: Worksite base report – Plan the implementation of plant pests, diseases and disorder control measures

Assessment 3: Practical activity / Simulated workplace exercise

Assessment item 4: Quiz / Examination

AHCPMG301 Control Weeds

Assessment  1: Practical Activity – Weed Identification & Infestation assessment

Assessment 2 : Written tasks -Monitor, record and report on weed control measures ( cultural, biological, chemical).

AHCWRK309 Apply environmentally sustainable work practices Assessment  1: Practical assessment (calibration exercise) – (must achieve a result of 100%)

Assessment  2: Work / short answer questions

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

AHCNSY313 Implement a propagation plan Assessment 1 : Written Short and Extended Answer Questions- growing media components, Propagation techniques, OH&S hazards, propagation material selection and Australian Standards for potting mixes

Assessment 2 : Practical/ Stimulated or demonstrated activities – propagation techniques

AHCPCM305 Implement a plant nutrition program Assessment 1 : Interpreting site plans and specifications, Material, equipment, tools and ma
plant nutrition program, safety checks on equipment & machinery, site hazard management, PPE
selection maintenance & storage and keeping work site safe

Assessment 2 : Short answers questions and fertiliser calculations

Assessment 3 : Verbal questions and Visual Inspection checklist


AHCSOL305 Prepare growing media Assessment 1 : Short answers questions on growing media components

Assessment 2  :Extended answers questions on soil and water relationship; equipment requirement, record keeping, hygiene, production

Assessment 3 : Practical activities – testing physical, chemical properties of potting mixes; toxic tests.

AHCWRK305 Coordinate work site activities Assessment 1: written questions – prepare for work sites activitiesAssessment 2: practical activity – coordinate and report on work site activities


AHCWRK303 Respond to emergencies

Assignment 1 : Short answers questions – Prepare for emergency situations, identify and evaluate the emergency

Assignment  2 :

  • Task 1 – First aid Case Scenarios
  • Task 2 – Practical activities – Workplace hazard identification, assessment of risk, risk rating, hierarchy of control, procedures for hazards identification, assessing and controlling risks

AHCNSY314 Operate fertigation equipment Assessment 1 Short answer questions – Understanding process of fertigation

Assessment 2 Practical activities

  • Testing chemical properties of water for irrigation
  • Operation of fertigation system at ACAH demonstration farm
AHCIRG338 Troubleshoot irrigation systems Assessment 1: written questions

  • Locate and identify faulty components and blockages
  • apply shutdown sequence and isolation procedures

Assessment 2: Practical activities – Irrigation system description questionnaire for all the different types of irrigation systems

Assessment 3: Examination – knowledge skills and terminology, assessing Trouble irrigation systems

AHCNSY308 Maintain nursery plants Assessment 1

Part A: Short answers questions

Part B: Extended answers questions

Assessment 2: Practical activities/Practical Demonstration – Measuring pH using pH meter and EC

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 and practical assessment – WHS legislations, code of practices, national standards, enterprise WHS policies
and procedures

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

 Assessment 4: Online quiz

AHCCHM304 Transport 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 Assessment 1 : Written tasks – 40 questions

Assessment 2 : Calibration activity

Assessment 3 : Practical activity / record keeping

Assessment 4 : Examination – Label and SDS reading

AHCPCM306 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 plants profile

Assessment 4 : Weekly Quiz

Assessment 5 : Examination

AHCMOM304  Operate machinery and equipment Assessment Item 1: Short answers questions – Prepare machinery and equipment for use

Assessment 2 : Practical Activities//Practical Demonstration- Complete machinery and equipment operation


ANZSCO 362411 Nurseryperson

Entry requirements

Age:  16 plus
English Proficiency Requirement: all students must complete a Language Literacy & Numeracy Assessment, assessed by the Language Studies Department.
Academic Requirement:  Completion of equivalent to certificate II or higher or Year 10 equivalent completed or an interest in horticultural studies or currently employed in the Horticulture Industry, with at least 12 months equivalent employment or a genuine interest in commencing a career in horticulture.

Tuition Costs

Please see fee schedule from relevant National or International Student page