Horticulture

Have the advantage

when it comes to obtaining a career in horticulture.

If you’re looking for a career working outdoors amongst nature’s wonders, these taster courses aim to help you determine if this industry is for you.

PLANT PROPAGATION – BASIC ORGANIC GARDENING PRINCIPLES – HOW TO PLANT TREES AND SHRUBS – COMPOSTING 101

Plant Propagation

Schedule

Code

ACL17VOCINDU LEAP Industry Taster – Plant Propagation
ACFE Subsidised course (eligibility conditions apply)

Campus
ECOSS (Wesburn)

Schedule
Term 3 – commencing July dates to be confirmed

Duration and day
9.30am -2.30pm – day to be confirmed

Fees
To be confirmed

Description

Course Description

This course will give the participants skills and knowledge to be able to propagate plants.

Topics for this course include:

Explanation and demonstration of what tools are required for propagation

What is propagation media?

What plants can be propagated?

Identify the techniques for specific species

Using the propagation media, correct equipment, right species, correct techniques

Creating clearly identifiable labels for the propagated plant/s

Clean and store equipment correctly

Practical applications and cottage enterprise ideas

On completion of this course, all students would have gained the information required to pursue a career in horitculture.

Basic organic gardening principles

Schedule

Code

ACL17VOCINDU LEAP Industry Taster – Basic organic gardening principles
ACFE Subsidised course (eligibility conditions apply)

Campus
ECOSS (Wesburn)

Schedule
Term 4 – Saturday 26th November

Duration and day
Saturday 10.00am – 2.00pm

Fees
To be confirmed

Description

Course Description

This course will give the participants skills and knowledge to be able to create an organic gardening principles.  The session will be held at the rear of ECOSS on a large plot of land.

Topics for this course include:

Green mature usage

How to plant for success

When is the best time and season to plant

Practical applications and stock management

On completion of this course, all students would have gained the information required to pursue a career in horticulture.

How to plant trees and shrubs

Schedule

Code

ACL17VOCINDU LEAP Industry Taster – Plant Propagation
ACFE Subsidised course (eligibility conditions apply)

Campus
ECOSS (Wesburn)

Schedule
Term 3 – commencing August dates to be confirmed

Duration and day
9.30am -2.30pm – day to be confirmed

Fees
To be confirmed

Description

Course Description

This course will give the participants skills and knowledge to be able to plant trees and shrubs that will thrive.

Topics for this course include:

What trees and shrubs need to survive (new and established plants)

Planting tips and best practice

Basic plant structure and classifications

How planting specific types of trees and shrubs can impact on the environment

Practical applications and cottage enterprise ideas

On completion of this course, all students would have gained the information required to pursue a career in horticulture.

Composting 101

Schedule

Code

ACL17VOCINDU LEAP Industry Taster – Composting 101
ACFE Subsidised course (eligibility conditions apply)

Campus
ECOSS (Wesburn)

Schedule
Term 4 – commencing October dates to be confirmed

Duration and day
9.30am -2.30pm – day to be confirmed

Fees
To be confirmed

Description

Course Description

This course will give the participants skills and knowledge to be able to build their own compost bin and understand the importance of composting and the benefits to the environment.

Topics for this course include:

What is compost and what can I compost?

Why would I create compost and how would I use compost?

When is the best time to compost?

Where would I create a compost area?

Simple composting methods

Techniques on how to build your own compost bin

Tips for successful composting

Buying a commercially available compost bin

Practical applications and cottage enterprise ideas

On completion of this course, all students would have gained the information required to pursue a career in horticulture.