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AHC30716 Certificate III in Horticulture

National ID: AHC30716 State ID: BDF1
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Grow a flourishing career in the horticulture industry. 

Do you have a keen interest in gardening? This course sets you up for a career as a gardener, landscaper, irrigation or nursery officer

Throughout this course, you will learn how to propagate and maintain nursery plants, install irrigation and food gardens, treat weeds, pests and diseases safely, and use a range of horticultural equipment. You will learn about relevant plant diseases and disorders, improving soil conditions and maintaining irrigation systems.

Throughout this course, you will gain skills in: 

  • Controlling weeds, plant pests, diseases, and disorders 
  • Soil improvements 
  • Propagating and caring for nursery plants 
  • Installing and troubleshooting irrigation systems 
  • Chemical handling and application 
  • Work health and safety
  • You have a keen interest in the horticulture industry 
  • You are a home gardener and would like to advance your skills 

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
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
AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes


National ID Unit title
AHCIRG306 Troubleshoot irrigation systems
AHCIRG331 Install pressurised irrigation systems
AHCMOM304 Operate machinery and equipment
AHCNSY301 Maintain nursery plants
AHCNSY306 Implement a propagation plan
AHCPCM301 Implement a plant nutrition program
AHCPGD301 Implement a plant establishment program
AHCPGD304 Implement a landscape maintenance program
AHCPHT217 Undertake field budding and grafting
AHCWRK305 Coordinate work site activities
AHCWRK309 Apply environmentally sustainable work practices


This qualification prepares you for roles such as: 

  • Gardener 
  • Landscaper 
  • Irrigation officer 
  • Nursery officer 

Job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations. 

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


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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 5 Terms
When Date: 2023
Where Broome Campus
Karratha Campus
Newman Campus
Pundulmurra Campus
Tom Price Campus
Duration 5 terms
When Date: 2023
Where Broome Campus
Karratha Campus
Newman Campus
Pundulmurra Campus
Tom Price Campus

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