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AHC20416 Certificate II in Horticulture

National ID: AHC20416 State ID: BDE6
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Plant the seed for a successful career.

The Certificate II in Horticulture is an entry-level qualification, allowing participants to gain an insight into the horticulture industry.

Participants will develop skills and knowledge in caring for nursery plants and food gardens, treating weeds and using horticulture equipment.

This qualification underpins a range of work functions and job roles that can lead to a job in the horticultural and land management industries.

This course is available at other campus locations upon request.

  • Workplace health and safety processes.  
  • Irrigation installation and operation. 
  • Plant propagation, potting up, planting, soil sampling and plant recognition. 
  • Plant pests and diseases. 
  • Treating weeds and applying chemicals.  
  • Chainsaw and machinery operation. 
  • Nursery work 
  • Enjoy working outside and being in nature
  • You are fit and enjoy manual labour and physical work

This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 January 2020 through to 31 December 2025 you'll only pay half the tuition fees (plus resource fee) capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. For full details see our Half price courses page.

^ You will pay half price for the course fees on the Lower fees, local skills courses, however other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your training.

Not all units and study modes are offered at all campuses. Please check with your local campus.


National ID Unit title
AHCPCM201 Recognise plants
AHCPMG201 Treat weeds
AHCPMG202 Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders
AHCSOL202 Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing
AHCWHS201 Participate in work health and safety processes


National ID Unit title
AHCCHM201 Apply chemicals under supervision
AHCINF203 Maintain properties and structures
AHCMOM203 Operate basic machinery and equipment
AHCMOM204 Undertake operational maintenance of machinery
AHCMOM213 Operate and maintain chainsaws
AHCNSY202 Care for nursery plants
AHCNSY207 Undertake propagation activities
AHCPGD201 Plant trees and shrubs
AHCWRK209 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices


Other job titles may include:

  • Parks assistant
  • Assistant landscaper

For more information about job and career pathways, visit Job Outlook(opens in a new tab)  or Jobs and Skills WA(opens in a new tab) .

This list is a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.


Tuition fee*

Resource fee

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Our estimated fees are based on:

  • Full time study in 2023
  • A selection of elective units designed to meet local industry demand for skills (different unit selections will attract different fees)
  • For more information regarding eligibility and fees, please visit DTWD website 

These fees are estimates only and depend on your eligibility for government funding, concession rates, the units you choose to study or seek to be recognised under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Additional resource, material and/or equipment costs may apply. Visit our Fees and Charges page for more information, including on consumer rights.

Delivery locations and study options

Duration 1 year
When Date: 2023
Where Broome Campus
Karratha Campus
Kununurra Campus
Newman Campus
Pundulmurra Campus
Tom Price Campus
Duration 1 year
When Date: 2023
Where Broome Campus
Karratha Campus
Kununurra Campus
Newman Campus
Pundulmurra Campus
Tom Price Campus

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