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.
This online Diploma of Horticulture (AHC50410) course is the perfect study option for gardening enthusiasts, agricultural professionals and landscapers alike.
Delivered by the Open Training and Education Network (OTEN) in partnership with SEEK Learning, this online course offers students the practical skills and theoretical knowledge needed to cultivate and nurture plants. Students are trained to take an ecological approach to planting design, and taught how to develop environmental management strategies, manage landscape projects and how to carry out physiological assessments on topography and vegetation.
The course has a strong practical focus, and will also train students to correctly collect and classify plants, identify and diagnose plant disorders and assess the physical and biological requirements of a variety of plant species.
To be eligible to apply for this course, applicants must:
Hold a Certificate III in Horticulture (ACH30710); OR
Have demonstrated experience in the landscape design or construction industry; AND
Have regular access to two landscape sites
Students who choose to pay for this course through a VET FEE-HELP study loan will also be required to meet the following criteria:
Provide a Year 12 Senior Secondary Certificate of Education; OR
Successfully complete a Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) test
Areas of study
In this horticulture course, you will complete the following units of competency:
AHCLDE503A - Assess landscape sites
AHCPCM502A - Collect and classify plants
AHCPCM402A - Develop a soil health and plant nutrition program
CPPWMT503B - Develop & implement an environmental management strategy
AHCPCM501A - Diagnose plant health problems
AHCLSC502A - Manage landscape projects
AHCPGD501A - Manage plant cultural practices
AHCBUS504A - Prepare estimates, quotes & tenders
AHCWRK503A - Prepare reports
AHCPCM402A - Specify plants for landscapes
Find out how you’ll gain hands-on experience while studying online.
Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Diploma of Horticulture (AHC50410) from OTEN.
For landscapers and agriculture professionals looking to diversify their skillset, this course offers the ideal pathway to greater knowledge of plant cultivation and vegetation management. With this nationally recognised qualification under your belt you'll be able to pursue work in the following roles:
You may be eligible to receive a VET FEE-HELP loan to pay for the upfront costs of this course.
Alternatively, the following payment options are also available:
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.
You may be eligible to receive VET FEE-HELP for this course!
This course can be paid for through the VET FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).
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.
As a student of OTEN through SEEK Learning, you will be periodically contacted by your teachers to discuss your education progress. Your enquiries will also receive priority attention and your assignments will be marked and returned within seven working days.