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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 course is part of the Skills Ready initiative, allowing you to pay just half of the standard course fees for training from now until 2025! In addition, eligible students will have their course fees capped at just $400 per year. Please note that additional resource, material and/or equipment costs may apply. Visit our Skills Ready page for more information.

^ 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.

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) .

Delivery locations and study options

Available all year

Qualification details

Duration 1 Year
When Available all year
Where Broome Campus
Karratha Campus
Newman Campus
Pundulmurra Campus
Tom Price Campus
How Off campus
On campus
Still in school
Course fee
Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
General $1,069.20 $80.55 $1,149.75
Concession $316.80 $80.55 $397.35

Our estimated fees are based on:

  • Full time study in 2022
  • A selection of elective units designed to meet local industry demand for skills (different unit selections will attract different fees)
  • The government rate for Australian Citizens over the age of 18, permanent visa holders, visa sub-class 309, 444, 820 or a 457 dependent visa

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.

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