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
- Floriculture Tradesperson
- Landscape Gardener,
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
AUSCHEM Basic Course Skill Set
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 will learn how to improve your integrated pest management programs, 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.
Chainsaw Skill Set
Learn how to safely operate a hand-held chainsaw.
This unit will teach you how to operate a chainsaw cautiously and efficiently. Acquire skills and techniques to safely cross-cut fallen timber and how to maintain the equipment in working conditions.
Certificate II in Conservation and Ecosystem Management
Grow your career in conservation and ecosystem management here.Get the practical skills to begin your career in conservation and ecosystem management. Learn how to maintain and restore natural and cultural places, farmland, wildlife habitats and more.
Start a career working on the land.
Working in the conservation and land management industry is for people who love to work in the outdoor environment, and recognise the value in restoration of natural bushland and coastal areas. This is an ideal starting place for gaining employment or further training within the conservation industry.
You'll gain practical skills and knowledge to undertake a broad range of tasks in gardening, nursery work and landscaping, plus parks and gardens management. Conservation and land management is about the future as much as it is about the present. Develop skills in the field of natural resource management, land management, developing and leading teams to implement conservation and land management strategies and more.
Half price fees apply!
Certificate III in Conservation and Ecosystem Management
Work for the future. The Certificate III in Conservation and Ecosystem Management provides participants with a solid understanding of the conservation and land management industry.
Experience the lay of the land for yourself.
This qualification provides you with the skills and theoretical knowledge for work or further learning in the conservation and ecosystem management industry. You'll gain a broad range of skills or you can focus on one or more specialisations, including:
- Indigenous land management
- Ecological restoration
- Land, parks and wildlife management
- Pest controller
- Conservation earthworks
- Marine operations
- Fire management
Certificate IV in Conservation and Ecosystem Management
Lead and coordinate in conservation and ecosystem management.Learn the lay of the land in natural resource management, mine site rehabilitation, forestry and national parks and be prepared for specialised roles within the conservation and land management industries.
Work on the country you love.
When you complete a Certificate IV in Conservation and Ecosystem Management you will be ready for a career in conservation work, parks and wildlife, or regeneration work. You will gain a broad range of skills and theoretical knowledge to specialise in the land conservation industry, including in Indigenous land management, ecosystem management, pest control and fire management.
Diploma of Conservation and Ecosystem Management
Manage conservation and land management projects.Become a champion for the land and those that depend on it. Learn to be an effective manager, while gaining skills in the management of fauna, plant life classification, surveying and more.
Take your passion for working with plants and animals to the next level.
When you complete the Diploma of Conservation and Ecosystem Management you will be ready for a career in conservation work, parks and wildlife, or regeneration work.
You will have the skills and knowledge to lead in the land conservation industry, specialising in areas such as Indigenous land management, ecosystem rehabilitation, conservation, parks management, wildlife management, marine and water management.
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.
Plant the seeds for a 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 setting.
Please note: This qualification is in transition, and the course code is subject to change
Half price fees apply!
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.
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.
Please note: This qualification is in transition, and the course code is subject to change.
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.
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.