Intermediate Horticulture

National Certificate in Horticulture (Intermediate) Level 3

Recommended for people who want to build and progress their career in the horticulture industry.

Course summary

Level

3

Duration

18 months*

Start date

Anytime

Fee

$784 Inc GST

 

At the end of this prgramme you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of plants and their structure
  • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of soils and fertilizers
  • Select plants for different sites
  • Care for planted areas including annuals, perennials, shrubs and trees
  • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of common pests, diseases and weeds and how to control them
  • Install basic irrigation
  • Install drainage systems
  • Operate and maintain a range of tools, machinery and vehicles used in amenity horticulture.
 

Topics covered

At the end of this programme you will be able to:

  • Operate specialist machinery
  • Identify a wide range of annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs
  • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of agrichemicals, and the safe use of agrichemicals
  • Select plants for different sites
  • Care for planted areas including annuals, perennials, shrubs and trees
  • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of common pests, diseases and undertake agrichemical application to control them
  • Install basic irrigation
  • Install drainage systems
  • Lay base, segmental pavers and concrete (Landscape only)
  • Construct timber features such as decks, pergolas and garden furniture (Landscape only)
  • Operate and maintain a range of tools, machinery and vehicles used in horticulture.
 

Optional strand in cemetery

At the end of this topic you will be able to:

  • Dig graves – both manually and using machinery
  • Install monuments and headstones
  • Oversee burials from start to finish
  • Care for cemetery grounds.

Entry Requirements

It is recommended that candidates complete National Certificate in Horticulture (Intermediate) Level 2 before entering this course.

*If a Level 2 certificate in Horticulture has been completed then the duration of this programme is only 6 months. 

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