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:
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!
Some things you'll learn:
- How to recognise plants
- Landscaping, pruning and planting plants
- How to treat weeds and pests
- How to operate basic machinery and equipment
- How to assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing
This course is right for you if...
- You enjoy nature and the outdoors
- You enjoy practical and hands-on work
- You're comfortable being exposed to weather
- You have good static strength
- You enjoy work that requires you handling and moving objects
|School Leaver||Non-School Leaver||AQF|
|OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8||C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent||Certificate I or Certificate II|
Students studying at our Kalgoorlie campus will need to complete a formal work placement.
This can be undertaken at student's own workplace or Central Regional TAFE can provide this at our Kalgoorlie Campus and Karlkurla Regional Park.
Job opportunities include:
- Floriculture Tradesperson
- Landscape Gardener
- Nursery worker
Please note: This list is a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.
Locations and study options
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