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Use your horticulture skills in plant care, landscape management, propagation, pruning and fertilising to maintain sprawling lawns, gardens, nurseries and forest parks. We will teach you to recognise, propagate and plant different plants, operate horticultural machinery and equipment, treat weeds, pests and diseases, construct landscape, paving and retaining walls, and establish turf. Give this qualification the green thumbs up. Course details

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Full time: 6 months / 3 days per week

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  • Full Fee $4,905

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1300 712 007

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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

Grovely 29 Jan 2018 Full time / 3 days per week Classroom

Entry requirements

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

Year 10 or equivalent.

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


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 bring the following items to class:

  • Long sleeve shirt
  • Steel cap boots
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Secateurs
  • Rubber dishwashing gloves
  • Gardening gloves


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.

Important Information

This program has been superseded by AHC20416 Certificate II in Horticulture endorsed 27 June 2016.


The successful achievement of this qualification requires completion of 2 core and 13 elective units from the list below. Electives may differ between TAFE Queensland locations and regions.

Nursery cluster
AHCNSY203A Undertake propagation activities Elective
AHCNSY202A Tend nursery plants Elective
AHCNSY201A Pot up plants Elective
Plant Protection, Sustainability & OHS cluster
AHCOHS201A Participate in OHS processes Core
AHCWRK209A Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices Core
AHCPMG201A Treat weeds Elective
AHCPMG202A Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders Elective
Gardening cluster
AHCPGD201A Plant trees and shrubs Elective
AHCPGD202A Prepare and maintain plant displays Elective
AHCPGD203A Prune shrubs and small trees Elective
AHCTRF204A Support turf establishment Elective
AHCMOM203A Operate basic machinery and equipment Elective
AHCPCM201A Recognise plants Elective
Landscaping cluster
AHCLSC202A Construct low-profile timber or modular retaining walls Elective
AHCLSC204A Lay paving Elective


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, call us on 1300 712 007. We're here to help.



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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.


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.

Certificate 3 Guarantee

You can receive a subsidy towards one certificate III qualification from a list of subsidised courses.

You're eligible for the Certificate 3 Guarantee if you:

  • Are 15 years or older and no longer in school
  • Living in Queensland full time
  • Are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, permanent resident, or temporary resident with the necessary visa or work permits
  • And don't currently have (or are enrolled in) a certificate 3 or higher level qualification.

Give us a call to find out more.

If you're a Queensland resident, have just finished year 12 and are keen to start your studies within the next calendar year, you might be eligible to study fee free!

The Queensland government has identified a number of industries with a high demand for trained workers. To help fill these gaps, they will pay the full cost of a number of certificate III qualifications in high-priority study areas under the Certificate 3 Guarantee and User Choice programs.

We want school leavers to gain the important skills and training they need before starting their university studies or careers - debt-free.

For more info, check out the Training Queensland website, or call TAFE Queensland Brisbane on 13 72 48.


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.

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Additional costs

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

Students can also access a range of print, copy, scan and fax services via MyPrint.


AHC20410 Certificate II in Horticulture

Job prospects

  • Horticultural Nursery Assistant

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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You're ready if you have:

  • checked your important dates (under the course details tab)
  • checked you meet the entry requirements (under the course details tab)
  • checked your course costs and know which payment option is right for you
    (under the costs tab)
  • Read the Student Rules and Withdrawals and Refund Policy
  • Created your Unique Student Identifier and can provide this to TAFE Queensland.

All done? Then you're ready to enrol

All done? You're ready to enrol



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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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 7 September 2017

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