AHC20410

Certificate II in Horticulture

Certificate II in Horticulture

Whether you're a home gardener, sole trader or just want to build your skills in the garden, this online AHC20410 Certificate II in Horticulture course offered by Open Colleges provides you with the basic skills and training required to start working in the horticulture industry.

In this course, you'll learn how to recognise plants, prepare plant specimens and provide information on products and services; the fundamentals of planting, potting and maintaining trees, shrubs and plants; how to treat weeds, pests and diseases; WHS practices and much more. Plus choose one from three streams and develop your knowledge in a specialty area. Develop in-demand, industry-specific skills around parks and gardens; nurseries or landscaping. 

As part of this course, students will also receive access to Trade Hub as part of your studies. Trade Hub is a literacy and numeracy support tool, which explains key concepts that you will need to understand to work in horticulture (area, volume, instructions, and safety documents).

AHC20410 Open Colleges Career FAQs

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  • Qualification:
    Certificate II
  • Study mode:
    Online
  • Payment options:
    Payment plan
    Upfront payment
  • Duration:
    Maximum 18 months
  • Start date:
    Anytime - start today!
  • Awarded by:
    Open Colleges (RTO: 90796)
  • Location:
    Online
  • Career Outcomes:
    Landscape Gardener | Gardner | Landscaping Assistant | Nursery Assistant | Crop Worker | View All

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Course Rundown

Whether you’re a home gardener, sole trader or just want to build your skills in the garden, this online AHC20410 Certificate II in Horticulture course offered by Open Colleges provides you with the basic skills and training required to start working in the horticulture industry.

In this course, you’ll learn how to recognise plants, prepare plant specimens and provide information on products and services; the fundamentals of planting, potting and maintaining trees, shrubs and plants; how to treat weeds, pests and diseases; WHS practices and much more. Plus choose one from three streams and develop your knowledge in a specialty area. Develop in-demand, industry-specific skills around parks and gardens; nurseries or landscaping. 

As part of this course, students will also receive access to Trade Hub as part of your studies. Trade Hub is a literacy and numeracy support tool, which explains key concepts that you will need to understand to work in horticulture (area, volume, instructions, and safety documents).

Eligibility

There are no formal educational requirements for this course.

Minimum age:

  • You will need to be at least 16 years old. If you are under 18 your enrolment form will need to be signed by a parent or guardian.

English proficiency:

  • Entry to the course requires the successful completion of English to Year 10 level; or
  • Successful completion of a Nationally Recognised Training qualification at Certificate II level or higher; or
  • 2 years relevant industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication.

Computing:

  • You will need access to a reliable computer and an internet connections, as well as basic computer skills.

Workplace projects:

  • You will need to have access to a workplace, or workplaces, in which you can complete your projects and presentations (video demonstrations). Your workplace must be approved by Open Colleges as a suitable and safe environment.

Equipment and tools:

  • You may need to have access to specific tools and equipment for this course. Please enquire for details.

 

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

  • AHCPCM201 - Recognise plants
  • AHCPCM202 - Collect, prepare and preserve plant specimens 
  • AHCWHS201 - Participate in work health and safety processes
  • AHCWRK208 - Provide information on products and services
  • AHCSOL202 - Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing
  • AHCPGD201 -  Plant trees and shrubs
  • AHCNSY303 - Install and maintain plant displays
  • AHCPMG201 - Treat weeds
  • AHCPMG202 - Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders
  • AHCPGD203 - Prune small trees and shrubs
  • AHCWRK209 - Participate in environmentally sustainable work practice
  • AHCWRK204 - Work effectively in the industry

Elective Stream: Nursery

  • AHCNSY203 - Undertake propagation activities
  • AHCNSY201 - Pot up plants 
  • AHCNSY301 - Maintain nursery plants

Elective Stream: Parks and Gardens

  • AHCMOM203 - Operate basic machinery and equipment
  • AHCINF203 - Maintain properties and structures
  • AHCTRF204 - Support turf establishment

Elective Stream: Landscaping 

  • AHCMOM203 - Operate basic machinery and equipment
  • AHCLSC204 - Lay paving
  • AHCLSC201 - Assist with landscape construction work

Open Colleges has been helping Australians realise their potential for over 125 years, and they're now one of Australia's leaders in online education. In the last decade alone, they've helped over 450,000 students gain the skills to launch, change or take the next step in their careers.

When you study with OC, you’ll graduate with a nationally recognised qualification that’ll help you find work across Australia. Their nationally recognised courses are designed by vocational experts, and you’ll learn job-ready skills from industry specialists.

Online learning is all about flexibility, so they’ve designed their learning platform to be as flexible as possible. It’s available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so you can access it anytime you want. It’s designed to work around your lifestyle, not the other way around, so you can easily fit your study in with your other commitments.

The common misconception is that studying online means that you’re studying alone, but at Open Colleges, they take great pride in the superior support provided to their students. They make it easy for you to get support when you need it with their student support team available Monday to Friday via email, phone and Live Chat and on the weekends, via Live Chat (when available). They’re here, in tandem with trainers and assessors, to make sure you’re supported the whole way through your course, from the time you enrol right through to your graduation.

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited AHC20410 Certificate II in Horticulture from Open Colleges. 

If you want to turn your love of gardening into a career in horticulture, the knowledge and workplace training you gain in this nationally recognised certificate course will provide you with the skills you need to find work in the trade.

Curious about where a career in landscape design could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

How Much Will It Cost?

Open Colleges offers a number of flexible payment models to suit your lifestyle and preferences.

You can choose to pay up-front with a 10% course discount, pay 50% up-front and remainder through a payment plan, or you can pay in weekly or fortnightly installments as you study. All Open Colleges payment plans are interest free.

Enquire now for more payment plan options and course costs!

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