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Learn essential trade level skills such as plant care, landscape management, propagation, nursery skills, costing and estimating, soils and plant nutrition, plant identification and soft and hard landscaping. You will learn to install drainage and irrigation systems, provide information on plants and their culture, prepare, treat and handle chemicals, control plant pests, diseases and disorders, cost projects and conduct site inspections. Course details

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Key dates and info


Full time: 6 months / 3 days per week

Course details


  • Full Fee $5,400
  • Subsidised $1,904
  • Concession $1,467

Cost details

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

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;

  • It is highly recommended that applicants have either completed Certificate II in Horticulture; or
  • Have at least two years industry experience varied enough to provide a broad range of horticultural skills and an understanding of the fundamental systems of industry practices.

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.

The following resources will be required:

  • Long sleeve shirt
  • Steel cap boots
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Secateurs
  • Rubber dishwashing gloves
  • Gardening gloves
  • 5 metre retractable tape measure


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 AHC30716 Certificate III in Horticulture endorsed 27 June 2016.


The successful achievement of this qualification requires completion of 2 core and 14 elective units from the list below. Electives may differ between TAFE Queensland locations and regions.

AHCOHS301A Contribute to OHS processes Core
AHCWRK313A Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices Core
AHCPMG301A Control weeds Elective
AHCPMG302A Control plant pests, diseases and disorders Elective
AHCPGD302A Plan and maintain plant displays Elective
AHCPGD304A Implement a landscape maintenance program Elective
AHCPGD301A Implement a plant establishment program Elective
AHCPCM302A Provide information on plants and their culture Elective
AHCNSY306A Implement a propagation plan Elective
AHCPCM301A Implement a plant nutrition program Elective
AHCWRK208A Provide information on products and services Elective
AHCSOL201A Determine basic properties of soil and/or growing media Elective
AHCSOL301A Prepare growing media Elective
AHCNSY301A Maintain nursery plants Elective
AHCBUS402A Cost a project Elective
AHCMOM304A Operate machinery and equipment 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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Full fee

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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.


AHC30710 Certificate III in Horticulture

Job prospects

  • Horticultural Trades Workers

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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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 12 September 2017

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