Certificate III in Horticulture (AHC30710)

Qualification: Certificate III
Course Code: AHC30710
Study mode: Online
Payment options: Payment plan
Upfront payment
Duration: Self-paced, max 2 years
Start date: Anytime – start today!
Awarded by: SEEK Learning (Agent)
This course meets Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

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About this course

If you've always had a green thumb and love nothing more than a Sunday morning spent gardening in the sunlight, this online Certificate III in Horticulture course is a great study choice for you. Delivered online by SEEK Learning in partnership with OTEN, the course is designed to turn enthusiastic home gardeners into highly knowledgeable professional groundskeepers. Endorsed by the Australian Institute of Horticulture, the course will show you how to provide the highest level of care to a variety of different plant types and species.

You will learn how to observe and record plant characteristics, undertake basic tests for soil analysis, recognise causes of nutrition deficiency, and use the appropriate methods to control plant pests and diseases. You will also be trained to conduct tree inspections, implement grassed area maintenance programs and propose effective plant establishment strategies. Whether you're a baby boomer looking to downsize your career, or a gardening fanatic looking to launch your own business, this online course lets you live out your career dreams.


To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must have access to suitable landscape sites.

Areas of study

In this horticulture course, the subjects you may study include:

  • AHCWRK311A - Conduct site inspections
  • AHCARB302A - Conduct tree inspections
  • AHCOHS301A - Contribute to WHS processes
  • AHCPMG302A - Control plant pests, diseases & disorders
  • AHCPMG301A - Control weeds
  • AHCWRK305A - Co-ordinate work site activities
  • AHCSOL201A - Determine basic properties of soil and/or growing media
  • BSBDES401A - Develop & extend design skills & practice
  • AHCTRF303A - Implement a grassed area maintenance program
  • AHCPGD304A - Implement a landscape maintenance program
  • AHCPGD301A - Implement a plant establishment program
  • AHCPCM301A - Implement a plant nutrition program
  • AHCWRK313A - Implement & monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
  • AHCNAR301A - Maintain natural areas
  • AHCPCM302A - Provide information on plants & their culture
  • AHCPCM201A - Recognise plants

Having completed this online course, you will have the practical skills and horticulturalist knowledge needed to pursue work as a:

  • Gardener
  • Groundskeeper
  • Garden maintenance worker

Finance options

There are a few payment options for this course:

Payment plans: Eligible students may be able to pay for this course through weekly, fortnightly and monthly repayments. This flexible payment plan does not require a deposit and involves no interest for the first 12 months. After this period, students will be charged 19.95% per annum on the amount that remains to be paid.

Upfront payment: Pay for this course upfront via credit card or bank transfer.

SEEK Learning offers a vast selection of tertiary and vocational courses through some of Australia’s leading education providers. You can study an accredited TAFE, university and IT course, as well as customised training packages, from recognised course providers. With flexible study and finance options and many courses available through correspondence and online studies, you can gain any number of career-boosting qualifications at your convenience with SEEK Learning.

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