CRICOS Course Code:

105049K (VIC/QLD)

Victoria only

Course Duration:

52 weeks

Study Mode:

National Students:

Classroom face to face,

Online (Moodle)


International Students:

Classroom face to face only (20 hours per week)

Unit & Assessment Information:

Completion of fourteen (14) selected units as below.


ANZSCO 362411 Nurseryperson

Unit Assessment
AHCPCM406 Develop a soil health and plant nutrition program/AHCSOL405 – Provide information on fertilisers and soil ameliorants

Assignment 1 Short Answer Research Questions

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

Assignment 3 Spray Calibration, spill kit, Examination

AHCNSY403 Plan a growing-on program/ AHCNSY404 Plan a propagation program

Assessment item 1 Written questions

Assessment 2 Case study

Assessment item 3 Written questions

Assessment item 4 Written questions/scenario

Field visits or Practical (BRIX testing)

Assessment 5 Examination (Principles of quality assurance in the nursery industry)

BSBHRM415 Coordinate recruitment and onboarding / BSBLDR414 Lead team effectiveness

Assignment 1  A&B Written Task

Assignment  2 A  Written Task

Assignment  2 B Written Task

Assessment 3 Written Examination

AHCWHS401 Maintain work health and safety processes

Assessment item 1 Project

Assessment item 2 Oral presentation

Assessment item 3 Practical activity & report

AHCIRG437 Schedule irrigations

Assessment item 1 Task 1- Part A Short answer questions

Task 1- Part B Short Answer questions

Assessment item 2 Task 2- Part A Short Answer Question

Task 2- Part B Research Questions

Assessment item 3 Task 3 Practical* Irrigation scheduling design exercise and calculation (catch-can)

AHCMOM402 Supervise maintenance of property machinery and equipment

Assignment 1  A&B Written Task

Assignment  2 A Written Task

Assignment  2  B Written Task

Assessment 3  Written Examination

AHCWRK401 – Implement and monitor quality assurance procedures

Assessment item 1 (Short & Extended Answer Questions)

Assessment item 2 Practical activities – deficiencies

Assessment Item 3 Report

Assessment Item 4 Exam (plant nutrition program – calculation of fertilizer use based on soil test reports)

AHCPCM404 Recommend plants and cultural practices

Assessment 1 Written Tasks

Assessment 2 Project report

Assessment 3 Closed book Exam (theory and principles of a growing program)

AHCWRK403 Supervise work routines and staff performance

Assessment 1 Written Tasks – Short Answer Questions

Assessment 2 Plant resource package – Up to 50 plants for Nursery production

Assessment 3 Written Exam (Plant identification and plan morphology assessment)

AHCBIO401 Plan and implement a biosecurity program

Assessment item 1 Task 1Task 2Task 3  types of soils (Practical activities)

Assessment item 2 (short answer questions) Task 1 Task 2 Task 3

Assessment Item 3   Research report on soils testing and interpretation

Assessment Item 4  Exam (soil identification and testing)

AHCPCM405 Implement an integrated pest management program

Assessment item 1 Task

Assessment item 2 Case study


ANZSCO 362411 Nurseryperson

Entry requirements

Age:  16 plus
English Proficiency Requirement: Completion of Language, Literacy and Numeracy Assessment, assessed by Language Studies Department
Academic Requirement: Completion of equivalent to Certificate III or higher, Year 10 equivalent completed, or currently employed in the Horticulture Industry, with at least 12 months equivalent employment.

Tuition Costs

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