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Diploma of Horticulture

AHC50410

  • Improve your career opportunities & get your skills recognised with this Diploma of Horticulture (AHC50410)
  • Flexible & self-paced online course (finish within 18 months)
  • Endorsed by the Australian Institute of Horticulture

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At a glance

Study mode

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Online

Provider

OTEN – Open Training & Education Network (RTO 90004)
Career Opportunities
  • Gardener
  • Parks & Gardens Manager
  • Horticulture Business Owner / Manager
  • Horticulture Consultant
Recognition

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

Prerequisites

Relevant experience & regular access to landscape sites.
If you pay using VET FEE-HELP you need to provide a Year 12 Senior Secondary Certificate of Education or complete a Language Literacy & Numeracy test.

Location

Online

Course length
Self-paced (e.g. 20 hrs a week = finish in 1 year, 15 hrs a week = finish in 18 months). Complete within 18 months.
Study mode

Online

Assessment
Written & graphic assignments & oral report
Start date

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

Study now pay later – VET FEE-HELP

12-month interest free payment planTerms & conditions apply

Upfront payment

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Price
The total cost varies depending on the payment option
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Prerequisites

  • Certificate III in Horticulture or demonstrated experience in the landscape design or construction industry

You will also need:

  • Regular access to 2 landscape sites

If you pay for the course using a VET FEE-HELP government loan, you need to:

  • provide a Year 12 Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (from an Australian agency), OR
  • successfully complete a Language Literacy & Numeracy (LLN) test.

What you'll learn

You'll learn how to:

  • Identify, diagnose and record plant disorders and diseases
  • Collect and classify plants
  • Assess the physical, chemical and biological requirements of plants
  • Carry out physiological assessment of soil, topography and vegetation
  • Develop environmental management strategies
  • Take an ecological approach to planting design
  • Manage landscape projects
  • Prepare tenders and tender documentation

Course structure

10 units

Core units

  1. AHCLDE503A - Assess landscape sites

  2. AHCPCM502A - Collect & classify plants

  3. AHCPCM402A - Develop a soil health & plant nutrition program

  4. CPPWMT503B - Develop & implement an environmental management strategy

  5. AHCPCM501A - Diagnose plant health problems

  6. AHCLSC502A - Manage landscape projects

  7. AHCPGD501A - Manage plant cultural practices

  8. AHCBUS504A - Prepare estimates, quotes & tenders

  9. AHCWRK503A - Prepare reports

  10. AHCPCM402A - Specify plants for landscapes

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 3 ways you can pay for this course:

1. Study now pay later – VET FEE-HELP

If you are eligible, you can pay for this course through the Australian Government’s VET FEE-HELP loan scheme.

This means you don’t need to pay upfront for the course if you:

2. 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.

3. 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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