Horticulture

Turn your green thumb into a career

Cire Training Horticulture courses are conducted in partnership with ECOSS (Ecological and Social Sustainability). By partnering with ECOSS we can deliver this course in a working nursery, which is an excellent environment for learning.

“Training in an actual plant nursery was a highlight for me. ECOSS is such a great place and the trainers were excellent.”

Student - Launching PlaceCertificate II in Horticulture 2015 - Cire training

“I’ve always wanted to work outdoors, loved pottering around in my garden when the kids were young. I enrolled in this course as I want to return to the workforce doing something that I enjoy.”

Student - MonbulkCertificate II in Horticulture 2015 - Cire Training

AHC20416 Certificate II in Horticulture

NRT Logo - Nationally Registered TrainingLooking for a career in horticulture? This course is the first step in that direction.

Now taking enrolments for semester 2 2017

Schedule

Duration

9 months – 1 day per week (Wednesday)

Delivery mode

On campus

When & where

Next intake
Term 4 – Wednesday 18th October

Class time: 9.30am – 3.00pm

ECOSS (Ecological and Social Sustainability) campus
711 Old Warburton Rd, Wesburn

Cire Taster Short Course

Description

Course Description

This is  a nationally recognised qualification under the AHC10 Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package. It focuses on competencies in a number of areas relating to specialised horticultural knowledge and broader business skills. You will learn to recognise plants, undertake planting tasks, use correct pruning techniques and undertake landscaping construction. You will acquier skills relevant to garden centre environment under simulated or actual work conditions.

Career opportunities

Nursery assistant

Nursery worker

Assistant to groundskeeper

Assistant ot horticulturist

Course Units

CORE UNITS
AHCWHS201 – Participate in work health and safety processes – 20 hrs
AHCPCM201 – Recognise plants – 40 hrs
AHCPMG201 – Treat weeds – 40 hrs
AHCPMG202 – Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders – 30 hrs
AHCSOL202 – Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing – 30 hrs

ELECTIVE UNITS
AHCINF203 – Maintain properties and structures – 30 hrs
AHCLSC201 – Assist with landscape and construction work – 30 hrs
AHCPCM202 – Collect, prepare and preserve plant specimens – 30 hrs
AHCPGD201 – Plant trees and shrubs – 30 hr
AHCPGD203 – Prune shrubs and small trees – 35 hrs
AHCNSY201 – Pot up plants – 20 hrs
AHCNSY202 – Care for nursery plants – 30 hrs
AHCNSY203 – Undertake propagation activities – 30 hrs
AHCWRK208 – Provide information on products and services – 60 hrs
AHCWRK209 – Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices – 20 hrs

Fees and charges

Course fees and charges 

Total fees (SF Funded) $913.50
Total fees (SF Funded + Concession) $222.70
Total fees (Non-Funded) $3026.60

Please note all fees are inclusive of the Tuition and Other fees.

*SF stands for Victorian Skills First Funding Program.
The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

Detailed itemised list of fees and charges including concession discounts

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Get in touch

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Contact

Have a question? Call us today to discuss your options further or send up an email and one of our enrolment officers will get back to you shortly.

1300 835 235

Yarra Junction
2463 Warburton Hwy, Yarra Junction 3797

Mt Evelyn
20 Old Hereford Rd, Mt Evelyn 3796

About ECOSS

Cire Training and Yarra Valley ECOSS have worked in partnership to deliver Horticultural training to local community members for over 10 years. Training options within this partnership for the community includes;

  • Horticulture Taster
  • Introduction to Horticulture
  • AHC20416 Certificate II in Horticulture

Yarra Valley ECOSS is a not-for-profit membership association based at Wesburn. The ECOSS vision is to promote local food-security by developing appropriate models for food production, while building work skills and competencies, facilitating local employment and developing a vibrant, resilient and sustainable Yarra Valley community. The ECOSS Vision also directly supports the core objectives of the Yarra Ranges Council Vision 2020, to promote sustainable communities and increase employment opportunities.

Cire Training and Yarra Valley ECOSS are committed to their participation in providing courses and increasing the partnership capacity to improve access to the community and in particular to disengaged learners.

ECOSS

  • Disclaimer

    This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.
    Eligibility criteria apply
    Cire Services Inc. recognises qualifications issued by other RTOs.
    We encourage individuals with disabilities to access government subsidised training.
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