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Course Details - AHC20416 Certificate II in Horticulture (Gawler & District B-12 College)

NASSSA TitleCertificate II in Horticulture
QualificationAHC20416 Certificate II in Horticulture
RTOTAFESA - Barossa Valley (National Code 41026)
Host OrganisationGawler & District B-12 College
Course Length2 Semesters (1 year)
Course DescriptionDevelop skills and knowledge in this course in workplace health and safety (WHS) procedures, environmental work practice, planting, recognising plants, maintaining irrigation systems, pruning, treating weeds, pests and diseases, basic soil properties, renovating grassed areas, tending to nursery plants, machinery and equipment operation and maintenance. Provides students with the basic knowledge and skills required to work within the Horticulture Industry.
PathwaysPossible job titles relevant to this qualification include Horticulture Worker, Horticulture Assistant.
Entry RequirementsStudents should have a minimum satisfactory pass of Year 10 English. Students should have a genuine interest in developing skills and knowledge related to gardening and horticulture.
Other RequirementsStudents are expected to provide workboots, long pants, long sleeves and hat. Host school will provide PPE for chemical application (Chem suits, rubber boots, and chemical gloves).
Delivery Location(s)Gawler & District B-12 College, 12 Barnet Road, EVANSTON, SA, 5116
Enter through main office.
Dates and Times34 weekly sessions at Gawler & District B-12 College on Thursdays from 09:00 until 15:00.
Commencement date 06/02/20.
Classroom/simulated work environment on site.
SACE DetailsSACE Stage 1, 60 SACE credits
425 Nominal Hours
Units Of Competency
CoreAHCWHS201Participate in work, health and safety processes40 nominal hours
 AHCPCM201Recognise plants40 nominal hours
 AHCPMG201Treat Weeds40 nominal hours
 AHCPMG202Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders30 nominal hours
 AHCSOL202Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing30 nominal hours
ElectiveAHCMOM203Operate basic machinery and equipment20 nominal hours
 AHCPCM202Collect, prepare and preserve plant specimens30 nominal hours
 AHWRK209Participate in enviromentally sustainable work practices20 nominal hours
 AHCNSY202Care for nursery plants30 nominal hours
 AHCNSY203Undertake propagation activities30 nominal hours
 AHCPGD201Plant trees and shrubs20 nominal hours
 AHCIRG217Assist with pressurised irrigation operations30 nominal hours
 AHCCHM201Apply chemicals under supervision30 nominal hours
 AHCPGD203Prune shrubs and small trees35 nominal hours
 AHCNSY201Pot up plants20 nominal hours
Nominal hours are used for SACE purposes and are not reflective of actual delivery hours
Course requires 5 Core and 10 Elective Units to complete qualification.
Training Cost$2,805.00 including GST
TGSS to eligible students (Students must be over 16 years of age to be eligible for TGSS)
Other CostsTo be advised
Cost NotesDepartment for Education Non-NASSSA students enrolling will incur a $250.00 additional Administration fee (Full year course – pro rata for semester/term courses). Non-Department for Education students enrolling will incur a $1,000.00 administration fee. (Full year course – pro rata for semester/term courses) Enrolments for both these groups of students MUST be done through the WebVET Administrator.
Number Of StudentsMinimum    15
Maximum   20
Selection ProcessA combination of online language, literacy and numeracy screening, questionnaire and individual meeting will be used.
Orientation DetailsCourse orientation for all students will be on the first day of training
Public TransportEvanston Train Station is within walking distance of Gawler House Enterprise Centre.
Contact PersonMr Jason Keep, Phone 8521 2400, Mobile 0430 472 813, Email
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