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AHC30716 Certificate III in Horticulture

Interested in perusing a career in Horticulture?

This qualification provides a general vocational outcome in amenity horticulture. It is not a suitable pathway for horticultural trades.The course supplies a large range of skills and knowledge to further education and/or job skills.


Units in this course include:

  • Contribute to work health and safety processes
  • Provide information on plants and their culture
  • Control weeds
  • Control plant pests, diseases and disorders
  • Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas
Delivery Options

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Career Outcomes

Further training pathways from this qualification include, but are not limited to, Certificate IV in Horticulture. Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include: Horticulturalist and Gardener.


Total number of units = 16

2 Core

14 Elective


Core Units

AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes
AHCPCM302 Provide information on plants and their culture
AHCPMG301 Control weeds
AHCPMG302 Control plant pests, diseases and disorders
AHCSOL303 Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas


Elective Units

AHCARB301 Implement a tree maintenance program
AHCPCM304 Report on health and condition of trees
AHCARB303 Perform pruning operations
AHCARB305 Dismantle trees
AHCARB306 Undertake aerial rescue
AHCARB307 Use advanced climbing techniques*
AHCARB312 Use standard climbing techniques to access trees**
AHCARB311 Tie, dress, set and finish arborist knots HLTAID003 Provide first aid
AHCARB308 Install cable and bracing
AHCARB309 Implement a tree protection program
AHCBER301 Work effectively in an emergency disease or plant pest response
AHCBIO302 Identify and report unusual disease or plant pest signs
AHCBER303 Carry out emergency disease or plant pest control procedures at infected premises
AHCBER304 Carry out movement and security procedures
AHCBIO305 Apply biosecurity measures
AHCCHM303 Prepare and apply chemicals
AHCCHM304 Transport, handle and store chemicals
AHCIRG303 Measure irrigation delivery system performance
AHCIRG306 Troubleshoot irrigation systems
AHCIRG331 Install pressurised irrigation systems
AHCIRG332 Operate pressurised irrigation systems
AHCIRG333 Maintain pressurised irrigation systems
AHCLSC301 Set out site for construction works
AHCLSC302 Construct landscape features using concrete
AHCLSC303 Construct brick and or block structures and features
AHCLSC304 Erect timber structures and features
AHCLSC305 Construct stone structures and features
AHCLSC306 Implement a paving project
AHCLSC307 Implement a retaining wall project
AHCLSC308 Install metal structures and features
AHCLSC309 Install water features
AHCLSC310 Implement a tree transplanting program
AHCMOM304 Operate machinery and equipment
AHCNSY301 Maintain nursery plants
AHCNSY302 Receive and dispatch nursery products
AHCNSY303 Install and maintain plant displays
AHCNSY304 Deliver and promote sales of plants
AHCNSY305 Prepare specialised plants
AHCNSY306 Implement a propagation plan
AHCNSY307 Operate fertigation equipment
AHCPCM301 Implement a plant nutrition program
AHCPCM303 Identify plant specimens
AHCPGD301 Implement a plant establishment program
AHCPGD302 Plan and maintain plant displays
AHCPGD303 Perform specialist amenity pruning
AHCPGD304 Implement a landscape maintenance program
AHCPGD305 Conduct operational inspection of park facilities
AHCPGD306 Implement a maintenance program for an aquatic environment
AHCSOL301 Prepare growing media
AHCTRF301 Construct turf playing surfaces
AHCTRF302 Establish turf
AHCTRF303 Implement a grassed area maintenance program
AHCTRF304 Monitor turf health
AHCTRF305 Renovate sports turf
AHCWAT301 Monitor and operate water treatment processes
AHCWRK305 Coordinate work site activities
AHCWRK311 Conduct site inspection
AHCWRK309 Apply environmentally sustainable work practices
FWPCOT3238 Operate a pole saw
FWPFGM3213 Fall trees manually (advanced)
RIIWHS302D Implement traffic management plan

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. Participants do however need intermediate language, literacy, numeracy and computer skills.

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