Turn your green thumb into a career

Cire Training Horticulture courses are conducted at our Mt Evelyn campus, working with our established Community Garden, 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

Looking for a career in horticulture? This course is the first step in that direction.

Now taking enrolments for 2019


Duration and delivery mode

Approximately 9 months. This course has a part-time study component which includes, classroom sessions, practical tasks and self-study.

When & where

Now taking enrolments for 2019

Class time: 9.30am – 3.00pm

Mt Evelyn Campus
20 Old Hereford Rd, Mt Evelyn

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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

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

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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1300 835 235

Yarra Junction
2463 Warburton Hwy, Yarra Junction 3797

211 Main Street, Lilydale 3140

  • 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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