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Enjoy the great outdoors and watch your work come to life by enrolling in the Diploma of Horticulture. If you’re a grower, gardener or have a green thumb then this course will provide you with the skills to manage business activities within the horticulture industry. Cultivate specialist knowledge in plant care, products and treatments, managing and marketing a business, and supervising staff. Graduates will be qualified for roles in parks and gardens, resorts or nursery management, and be equipped with the skills to go on to start their own business. Course details

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$15000 VET Student Loan available

LOCATION/S

Grovely

Key dates and info

DURATION

Full time: 1 year / 3 nights per week
Part time: 2 years / up to 3 nights per week

Course details

COST

  • Full Fee $10,500

Student Loan Available

1300 712 007

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How to enrol

Andrew Milner

Where employers come looking for you

"Industry approaches TAFE Queensland Brisbane for students because they graduate with practical and relevant horticultural skills – meaning that they are work ready. The best part about my job is watching the growth of students, many who enrol without any horticulture experience."

Andrew Milner
Horticulture teacher

Study Horticulture and Floristry at TAFE Queensland Brisbane

Get your hands dirty. Studying horticulture and floristry at TAFE Queensland's state-of-the-art facilities opens up so many opportunities working with plants, flowers, vegetables, fruit, turf and even nuts! Horticulture courses will teach you all there is to know about plant care and landscape management, from planting, propagating and irrigating, to pruning, processing and fertilising.

Key dates

LOCATION START DATE WORKLOAD DELIVERY
Grovely 10 Jul 2017 Part time / up to 3 nights per week Classroom
10 Jul 2017 Full time / 3 nights per week Classroom

Entry requirements

This qualification has no formal entry criteria however TAFE Queensland Brisbane has the following selection criteria for this qualification;

  • It is highly recommended that applicants have completed both the Certificate II and III in Horticulture; and/or
  • Have sufficient industry experience; and
  • Sound literacy and numeracy skills

If you’re under 17 years of age, special enrolment conditions may apply.

Location/s

Grovely
Fitzsimmons Street
Grovely QLD 4000

Resources required

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Students will be required to have the following:

  • Steel-capped boots
  • Sun-safe clothing
  • Cotton drill long pants and shirt
  • Personal stationery (pens and paper)
  • Access to a computer
  • Access to the internet
  • A valid and appropriate email address

Timetable

View the timetable. Please note, the timetable for future semesters may differ to the current schedule. If you need help or can't find what you're looking for, give us a call on 1300 712 007.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires completion of 10 elective units from the list below. Electives may differ between TAFE Queensland locations and regions.

Stage 1
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
AHCSOL501 Monitor and manage soils for production projects Elective
AHCPGD501 Manage plant cultural practices Elective
AHCBUS501 Manage staff Elective
BSBDES401 Generate design solutions Elective
AHCPCM401 Recommend plants and cultural practices Elective
Stage 2
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
AHCPHT502 Develop a horticultural production plan Elective
AHCWRK503 Prepare reports Elective
AHCPCM501 Diagnose plant health problems Elective
AHCCHM501 Develop and manage a chemical use strategy Elective
AHCLSC502 Manage landscape projects Elective

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses

What are my payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland Brisbane has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, or just want someone to talk it over with, call us on 1300 712 007. We're here to help.

$10,500

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VET Student Loans

VET Student Loans are an interest-free loan from the Australian Government that help students pay for their education and training.

TAFE Queensland receives the full loan amount for your course directly from the Government, and you repay your loan through the Australian taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold.

You are eligible for a VET Student Loan if you:

  • are an Australian citizen; or
  • are a New Zealand Special Category Visa holder who meets long-term residency requirements; or
  • are a permanent humanitarian visa holder (resident in Australia for the duration of the unit); AND
  • have not exceeded the FEE HELP limit (see below); AND
  • have an Australian Tax File Number (TFN) or Certificate of Application for a TFN; AND
  • can provide a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (year 12 certificate); or
  • are assessed as a minimum of Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ASCF) in both reading and numeracy

Please note that all students enrolling in an accredited course are required to provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

More information about VET Student Loans.

 

Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front, you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.

Subsidised

The Queensland Government will offset the cost of study for eligible students. You will still need to pay for a portion of your study costs. The amount above is what you will need to pay.

VET Student Loans

VET Student Loans are an interest-free loan from the Australian Government that help students pay for their education and training.

TAFE Queensland receives the full loan amount for your course directly from the Government, and you repay your loan through the Australian taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold.

You are eligible for a VET Student Loan if you:

  • are an Australian citizen; or
  • are a New Zealand Special Category Visa holder who meets long-term residency requirements; or
  • are a permanent humanitarian visa holder (resident in Australia for the duration of the unit); AND
  • have not exceeded the FEE HELP limit (see below); AND
  • have an Australian Tax File Number (TFN) or Certificate of Application for a TFN; AND
  • can provide a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (year 12 certificate); or
  • are assessed as a minimum of Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ASCF) in both reading and numeracy

Please note that all students enrolling in an accredited course are required to provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

More information about VET Student Loans.

 

Concession

You are eligible for the concession price of a course if you are eligible for subsidised training, and are listed on an Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, if you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you hold a Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card, or if you have a disability. Further information about concessions.

VET Student Loans

VET Student Loans are an interest-free loan from the Australian Government that help students pay for their education and training.

TAFE Queensland receives the full loan amount for your course directly from the Government, and you repay your loan through the Australian taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold.

You are eligible for a VET Student Loan if you:

  • are an Australian citizen; or
  • are a New Zealand Special Category Visa holder who meets long-term residency requirements; or
  • are a permanent humanitarian visa holder (resident in Australia for the duration of the unit); AND
  • have not exceeded the FEE HELP limit (see below); AND
  • have an Australian Tax File Number (TFN) or Certificate of Application for a TFN; AND
  • can provide a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (year 12 certificate); or
  • are assessed as a minimum of Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ASCF) in both reading and numeracy

Please note that all students enrolling in an accredited course are required to provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

More information about VET Student Loans.

 

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Additional costs

Additional resources may be required. Please refer to the Course Details tab for information.

The fees quoted do not include Certificate II in Horticulture and Certificate III in Horticulture. For fees associated with these qualifications, please refer to the respective program brochures.

Outcome

AHC50416 Diploma of Horticulture

Job prospects

  • Senior Horticulturist
  • Horticulture Enterprise Manager
  • Horticulture worker
  • Nursery Person
  • Parks and Garden Manager

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities. That means cutting down the amount of time you need to complete your degree, or even enrolling straight into the second year of your university course.

Our pathway partners include:

Andrew Milner

Where employers come looking for you

"Industry approaches TAFE Queensland Brisbane for students because they graduate with practical and relevant horticultural skills – meaning that they are work ready. The best part about my job is watching the growth of students, many who enrol without any horticulture experience."

Andrew Milner
Horticulture teacher

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  • checked your important dates (under the course details tab)
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    (under the costs tab)
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Making TAFE one of your top QTAC preferences is a great way to maximise your career choices and gain the hands-on skills you need to operate in the real world.

We offer hundreds of pathways to university, including dual awards, credit arrangements with some of the country's top universities, and options to increase your OP so you can gain entrance to the tertiary course of your dreams.

Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning

Fast-track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner.

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Orientation

At the beginning of each semester we host orientation events across our locations so you can meet your teachers and classmates, get to know your campus, and familiarise yourself with your study schedule. We also throw in a bunch of free activities, because... why not? We like to have fun.

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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 28 February 2017

Talk to us

1300 712 007

Industry endorsed

University Pathways

Payment options

Student satisfaction

$15000 VET Student Loan available