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

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NASSSA TitleCertificate II in Horticulture
QualificationAHC20416 Certificate II in Horticulture
Qualification NotesCertificate II in Horticulture (National Code AHC20416). This qualification provides skills in recognising plants, undertaking planting tasks, using correct pruning techniques and collecting plant specimens. To complete the qualification students required to complete all 5 core units and 10 elective units.
RTOIndependent Institute of Food Processing (National Code 40123)
Host OrganisationGawler & District B-12 College
Course Length2 Semesters (1 year)
3 Terms
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 to wear PPE as supplied
Delivery Location(s)Gawler & District B-12 College, 12 Barnet Road, EVANSTON, SA, 5116
Enter through main office.
Dates and Times25 weekly sessions at Gawler & District B-12 College on Thursdays from 09:00 until 15:00.
Commencement date 04/02/21.
Classroom/simulated work environment on site.
SACE DetailsSACE Stage 1, 60 SACE credits
435 Nominal Hours
Units Of Competency
CoreAHCPCM201Recognise 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
 AHCWHS201Participate in work, health and safety processes20 nominal hours
ElectiveAHCCHM201Apply chemicals under supervision30 nominal hours
 AHCNSY203Undertake propagation activities30 nominal hours
 AHCPGD201Plant trees and shrubs20 nominal hours
 AHCMOM203Operate basic machinery and equipment20 nominal hours
 AHCMOM204 Undertake operational maintenance of machinery30 nominal hours
 AHCNSY201Pot up plants20 nominal hours
 AHCPGD203Prune shrubs and small trees35 nominal hours
 AHCIRG219Assist with low volume irrigation operations40 nominal hours
 MEM18001CUse hand tools20 nominal hours
 AHCWRK206 Observe enterprise quality assurance procedures30 nominal hours
Nominal hours are used for SACE purposes and are not reflective of actual delivery hours
Training Cost$2,600.00 including GST
TGSS to eligible students (Students must be over 16 years of age to be eligible for TGSS)
Other Costs$135.00 including GST
$135 for Personal Protective Equipment ( PP)
Cost NotesDepartment for Education Non-NASSSA students enrolling will incur a $50.00 additional Administration fee (Full year course – pro rata for semester/term courses). Non-Department for Education students enrolling will incur a $250.00 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 occurs during the first training session.
Public TransportEvanston Train Station is within walking distance of Gawler House Enterprise Centre.
Contact PersonMr Thomas Knoll, Phone 8258 4042, Mobile 0433 707 221, Email
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