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Horticulture & Conservation

If you’re looking for an exciting and diverse field to start a career in, and have a passion for nature and technology, studying a WA horticulture and conservation course can be one of the best stepping stones into a rewarding and fulfilling pathway.

Utilise your green thumb, and make a flourishing career from what you’re passionate about, whether it’s gardening, nursery work and landscaping, or parks, gardens, and turf management. Our campuses offer world-class education, hands-on experience, and links to industry partners that ensures a comprehensive training program for graduates.

Upon completion of horticulture and conservation courses at CR TAFE, you can find roles in the industry such as:

  • Horticulture Assistant
  • Beekeeper
  • Floriculture Tradesperson
  • Horticulturist
  • Landscape Gardener,
  • Tradesperson

With opportunities that will take you to places you could only imagine, studying at CR TAFE will provide you with the comprehensive skill set that you need to make your mark and lead the way to land conservation practices, and better horticulture practices, too.

Horticulture & Conservation Courses

^ Please note: You'll pay half price for the course fees, other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your course.
State ID: KAA57
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

AUSCHEM Basic Course

The elemental skills for a career in chemicals.

Learn the essential skills required to safely and properly use and apply chemicals in multiple scenarios and industries. The skills and knowledge you'll learn in this short course set you up for confident chemical use and management.

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On campus

Handle chemicals safely.

This course is delivered in partnership with AusChem WA and will assist you to manage risks associated with chemical use, to understand your obligations in the areas of duty of care, quality assurance and environmental management.

On a practical level you’ll learn how to improve your integrated pest management programmes, to better choose chemicals for the job and accurate application. This training is essential for all agricultural stakeholders who use chemicals and is designed for people who will be spraying without supervision.

Skill set
State ID: KAA58
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

AUSCHEM Reaccreditation Skill Set

Manage big risks in any industry.

Update your accreditation with this short course covering new information in environmental safety, personal and occupational health and safety, legislation, spraying techniques, residues and much more.

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On campus

Renew your AusChem accreditation. 

This course is for those who need to renew their AusChem accreditation. AusChem accreditation is required to be renewed every 5 years. This training will bring growers up-to-date with risk management procedures and latest best practices. Growers will also be informed of changes involved in chemical use since their last course.

Skill set
National ID: AHC31416
State ID: BDC1
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management

Work for the future.

The Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management provides participants with a solid understanding of the conservation and land management industry.

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On campus

Experience the lay of the land for yourself.

Gain practical skills in occupational health and safety, fire management, biodiversity surveying, mapping and an understanding of remote operations in this practical qualification.

When you complete the Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management you will be ready for a career as a conservation worker, parks and wildlife ranger, or bush restoration worker.

Certificate III
National ID: AHC20416
State ID: BDE6
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Half price^

Certificate II in Horticulture

Grow your green career from here.

If you're passionate about the environment, start with this entry-level course and learn the skills you need to work in gardening, nursery and landscaping settings.

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On campus

Plant the seeds for an career working outdoors.

If you enjoy working in nature, cultivating gardens and love seeing your hard work flourish, this course is for you. In this entry level qualification you'll gain the practical skills and knowledge to work effectively in the horticultural industry. Horticulturists most commonly work in a gardening, nursery and landscaping settings. 

Enhance your employment options by doing a dual qualification

At our Geraldton campus this qualification may be offered as a dual qualification with the:

AHC21016 | Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management(opens in a new tab)

This qualification will give you the skills and knowledge to work effectively in the land conservation industry, operating machinery, recognising flora and fauna, planting shrubs and trees, organising propagation, restoring and maintaining wildlife habitat refuges, treating weeds, safely handling chemicals, collecting seeds, and implementing workplace safety and health measures.

Half price fees apply! 

Certificate II
National ID: AHC30716
State ID: BDF1
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Half price^

Certificate III in Horticulture

Raise your skills for a lush career.

You've planted the seed, now raise your career to the next level with this qualification and refine your skills to prepare yourself for the horticultural industry.

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Flexible
On campus

Grow your green thumb for a blossoming career.

When you complete the Certificate III in Horticulture you will be ready for a career working with plants as school or council gardener, groundskeeper, or self-employed landscaper.

You will have the skills and knowledge to work effectively in the horticultural industry, implement propagation plans, control weeds, pests, and diseases, safely prepare, store, and apply chemicals, install irrigation, create plant displays, plant identification and nutrition, and workplace safety and health.

Half price fees apply!

Certificate III
National ID: AHC40416
State ID: BCW2
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Half price^

Certificate IV in Horticulture

Coordinate, supervise and master operations in a green industry.

Master skills that will enable you to cost and supervise projects, develop and implement programs and provide training; or further develop your technical expertise.

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Flexible

Grow your green thumb for a blossoming career.

Perhaps you want to gain formal recognition for your extensive skills and experience, or you're looking to take on a management position within industry, this is the qualification is for you. You'll receive post-trade skills and knowledge across to enable you to enter higher level roles within the industry.

Certificate IV
National ID: AHC30318
State ID: BEF8
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Certificate III in Rural and Environmental Pest Management

Keep valuable assets pest-free.

Begin a career where your skills in identifying and managing pests will be constantly in demand. This qualification could see you working in agriculture, conservation and land management, horticulture and beyond.

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Online

Keep our livestock and farming pest-free.

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge required for pest management contractors, pest management field officers, vertebrate pest management field officers and weed management field officers in the pest management industry. This includes those who work in weed management as well as vertebrate pest management in conservation, land management, horticulture and agriculture settings.

 

Certificate III
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