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: Eligibility requirements apply to some of the free training.
^ You’ll pay half price course fees on Lower fees, Local Skills qualifications, however please note other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your course.
Free* Half price^ Skill sets VET Student Loans (VSL)
^ Please note: Eligibility requirements apply to some of the free training.
^ You’ll pay half price course fees on Lower fees, Local Skills qualifications, however please note other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your course.
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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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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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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: D9786P
State ID: D9786P
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Build Your Own Terrarium

Get creative and build your own terrarium for your home or business.

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Light up an indoor space with living and breathing plants!

 A terrarium is a miniature garden housed inside a small container, usually a jar or bottle. Terrariums are low maintenance, mostly self-sustaining, and ideal for small spaces, making them a great addition to a home or business. In this short course, you’ll learn how to build your own terrarium. You'll learn how to select a suitable container and plants, and how to provide ongoing care and maintenance. Topics also include soil media, how to water your terrarium, and supply the best nutrients. 

Short course
State ID: KAA14
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Chainsaw Skill Set

Learn how to safely operate a hand-held chainsaw.

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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.

Skill set
National ID: AHC21020
State ID: BGH1
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Half price^

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.

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On campus
VET Delivered to Secondary Students

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 II
National ID: AHC31420
State ID: BGG8
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

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.

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Online

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 III
National ID: AHC40920
State ID: BGH6
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

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.

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Flexible
Online

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. 

Certificate IV
National ID: AHC51120
State ID: BGF9
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
VET Student Loans (VSL)

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.

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Flexible
Online

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. 

 

Diploma
State ID: AE280
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Free*
Skill sets

Green Jobs - Seed Collection Skill Set

This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to work on projects with conservation groups within the forestry or agriculture sector, nurseries and local councils.

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Flexible

Are you passionate about the environment? 

This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to work on projects with conservation groups within the forestry or agriculture sector, nurseries and local councils. You will gain practical skills to support the collection, treatment and storage of seeds that can be applied to revegetation projects, habitat restoration and protection of existing and native vegetation. 

 

 

Skill set
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
VET Delivered to Secondary Students

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. 

 

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
Online

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: D9787P
State ID: D9787P
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Miniature Gardens with Native Plants

Create a miniature garden using Australian native plants.

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Create a beautiful miniature garden using Australian native plants.

You’ll learn how to decorate an outdoor patio with one of these beauties. This short course will also cover how to select suitable plants, fertiliser, and soil, and how to provide ongoing care to your miniature garden including how to correctly water your plants. 

 

Short course
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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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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