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Certificate III in Horticulture


52 weeks

Offshore Tuition Fee


Course Code


Number of units

16 units

Pre Enrolment Information

Prior to enrolment, it is a mandatory requirement for students to attend a Pre-Enrolment Consultation session to ensure students are fully aware of the required course information and can make an informed decision.

Course Overview

AHC30716 – Certificate III in Horticulture provides a general vocational outcome in amenity horticulture.

Course Duration

Weeks Tuition
weeks break
Total Duration

Entry Requirements

Successful completion of Australian year 10 or equivalent.

Students must be 18 years old and above.

A minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent is required.

Qualification Issued

Once the units of competency required in the training package for this qualification have been successfully completed, the student will be issued with AHC30716 – Certificate III in Horticulture and an academic transcript of all completed units within 30 calendar days. Students who successfully complete individual units of competency within the qualification, but not the qualification in its entirety will be eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment. This document contains a record of all completed units and will be available to students by the end of their course.

AVTA does not guarantee that:

  • a successful education assessment outcome for the student or intending student; or
  • completion of an AVTA qualification will lead to an employment outcome; or
  • a learner will successfully complete a training product on its scope of registration; or
  • a training product can be completed in a manner which does not meet the requirements of the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015.


There are no pre-requisites for this course

Course Format

Core Unit CodeCore Unit Title
AHCWHS301Contribute to work health and safety processes
AHCPCM302Provide information on plants and their culture
AHCPMG301Control weeds
AHCPMG302Control plant pests, diseases and disorders
AHCSOL303Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas
Elective Unit Code
Elective Unit Title
AHCCHM304Transport and store chemicals
AHCNSY304Deliver and promote sales of plants
AHCNSY305Prepare specialised plants
AHCNSY306Implement a propagation plan
AHCPCM301Implement a plant nutrition program
AHCPCM303Identify plant specimens
AHCPGD301Implement a plant establishment program
AHCTRF303Implement a grassed area maintenance program
BSBPEF501Manage personal and professional development
BSBOPS504Manage business risk
BSBOPS503Develop administrative systems

Work functions in the occupational areas where this qualification may be used are subject to regulatory requirements. Refer to the AHC Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package Companion Volume Implementation Guide or the relevant regulator for specific guidance on requirements.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Note: Elective units selected are subject to change.

This qualification must be delivered as per the packaging rules, even if a core unit/named elective has been superseded, until such time as the qualification has been updated and this update is reflected on the National Register,, and is listed on the RTO’s Scope of Registration.

Related Occupations

Irrigation Service Technician
Horticulture Consultant
Sustainable Horticulture Promotional Officer
Interior Plantscaper

Completion of an AVTA qualification does not guarantee an employment outcome.

ID: AV357

Course Information

Delivery Mode

Face to Face, Distance and Online



Number of units

16 units of competency

(5 core units + 11 elective units)
Tuition Fees

Onshore Fee


Offshore Fee


*Non-Tuition fees is not included in this price

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