Certificate III in Horticulture


  • Improve your job prospects with this Certificate III in Horticulture (AHC30710)
  • Upgrade your horticulture skills to meet current industry standards
  • Study online when it suits you

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At a glance

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OTEN – Open Training & Education Network (RTO 90004)
Career Opportunities
  • Gardener
  • Grounds Keeper
  • Garden Maintenance Worker

Nationally recognised - meets Australian Qualifications Framework standards.
Endorsed by the Australian Institute of Horticulture.


Access to suitable landscape sites



Course length
Self-paced (e.g. 15 hrs a week = finish in 1 year). Complete within 18 months.
Study mode


Assignments & online tests
Start date

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OTEN – Open Training & Education Network (RTO 90004)
Payment options

12-month interest free payment planTerms & conditions apply

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  • Access to suitable landscape sites

What you'll learn

Among other things, you'll learn how to:

  • Observe and record the characteristics of plants
  • Undertake basic soil analysis tests
  • Prepare and plan work site activities
  • Recognise common causes of nutrient deficiency
  • Select pest and disease controls
  • Interpret planting plans

Course structure

16 units


  1. AHCWRK311A - Conduct site inspections

  2. AHCARB302A - Conduct tree inspections

  3. AHCOHS301A - Contribute to WHS processes

  4. AHCPMG302A - Control plant pests, diseases & disorders

  5. AHCPMG301A - Control weeds

  6. AHCWRK305A - Co-ordinate work site activities

  7. AHCSOL201A - Determine basic properties of soil and/or growing media

  8. BSBDES401A - Develop & extend design skills & practice

  9. AHCTRF303A - Implement a grassed area maintenance program

  10. AHCPGD304A - Implement a landscape maintenance program

  11. AHCPGD301A - Implement a plant establishment program

  12. AHCPCM301A - Implement a plant nutrition program

  13. AHCWRK313A - Implement & monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

  14. AHCNAR301A - Maintain natural areas

  15. AHCPCM302A - Provide information on plants & their culture

  16. AHCPCM201A - Recognise plants

Support and delivery

When you study online with OTEN, you can:

  • Study from anywhere, when it suits you best.
  • Graduate with the identical qualification as an on-campus student.
  • Get comprehensive support from teachers via phone and email.
  • Access course materials online.
  • Interact with teachers and fellow students via platforms like virtual classrooms, forums and video calls.

OTEN's online courses can also be referred to as distance education. Some hard-copy course materials and assessments may be accessed or submitted via post.

Payment options

There are 2 ways you can pay for this course:

1. 12-month interest free payment plan

Pay for your course over time by making weekly, fortnightly or monthly repayments.

This flexible payment plan requires no deposit, and you pay no interest for the first 12 months.

2. Upfront payment

You can pay for this course upfront via credit card or bank transfer.

To understand more about payment options or find out if you’re eligible for a funding entitlement, contact a SEEK Learning Consultant.

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