This qualification provides an occupational outcome in amenity horticulture. The horticulture industry expects this qualification to be achieved to meet job outcomes at this level.
The agriculture, horticulture and conservation and land management industries strongly affirm that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires most units of competency to be delivered in this context.
The Certificate II in Horticulture will teach you the fundamentals of planting, potting and maintaining trees, shrubs and plants, how to recognize plants, prepare plant specimens and provide information on products and services, along with how to treat weeds, pests and diseases.
In the Diploma of Horticulture, you learn how to establish and manage a horticultural business or project. Your study will help you develop a range of skills which include: managing plant health programs; developing production and safety plans and managing staff and services.
The Diploma of Horticulture reflects the role of those who manage amenity horticultural enterprises where a range of skills and knowledge across the breadth of the industry is required or personnel working in horticulture at a level requiring higher technical skills.