Certificate III in Horticulture
The Certificate III in Horticulture provides skills and knowledge to meet the needs of various sectors in the horticulture industry. Choose from streams in nursery, parks and gardens, or landscape construction.
This Free TAFE course is in high demand. Apply early for a better chance of securing your place in it. Otherwise, you may have to wait for the next intake.
This course is currently in transition.
The course code, title, units and content may change. Further information will become available on our website, upon enrolment or during your studies. To discuss your study options, please get in touch with us today.
1 year full-time; 2 years part-time; 2 years traineeship. VET Feb Intake, VET Apr Intake, VET Jul Intake and VET Oct Intake
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- Part-time (day),
- Workplace Training
This is a nationally approved vocational course that is recognised throughout Australia.
Study this course for free in 2023
You could have your tuition fees covered in 2023 thanks to the Victorian Government's Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative.
Free TAFE for Priority Courses is available if you are under 20 years old, or enrolling in a course at a higher level than you have completed before.
If you don't tick either of these boxes, you could still have a chance! There are other factors, too. The best way to find out if you’re eligible is to apply.
Course information in detail
- Course detail, course structure and units of study.
This course provides students with the skills and abilities appropriate to meet the needs of the various sectors within the horticultural industry. Study can be undertaken in a number of streams such as nursery, parks and gardens or landscape construction.
The Certificate III in Horticulture units are designed to develop generic workplace skills which are highly valued by employers, these include understanding industry health and safety requirements.
Units will be studied in clusters of like competencies. The course requirements can be structured to meet a student's needs - they can be studied one day per week or multiple days, and completion time will be dependent on the structure of the course.
To complete this course, students are required to successfully complete 16 units, five core and 11 elective units. The 11 elective units to be selected may vary depending on training requirements (the elective units shown are a sample list only).
Units of study
Sample list includes:
Prepare and apply chemicals (AHCCHM303)
Careers and graduate outcomes
- Career opportunities, course aims and objectives and professional recognition.
Aims and objectives
This course is based upon industry-identified Horticulture Training Package competencies. The aim is to provide the student with the knowledge and skills required to operate successfully in the horticultural industry, and is aimed to give general vocational outcomes in horticulture.
Pathways and scholarships
- Pathways, credit transfer, recognition of prior learning and scholarships.
Course fees and requirements
- Entry requirements and non-year 12 entry.
Certificate III in Horticulture
Estimated course fees for 2023*
|Course fee options||Full course fee||Skills First Government-subsidised place||Concession rate||Is this a Free TAFE course?|
|Total Cost (GST Free)||$13,100||$5,900||$1,180||Yes|
You could have your tuition fees covered thanks to the Victorian Government's Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative when you apply for this course. Check your eligibility now.
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.
You could be granted a Skills First government-subsidised place when you apply for this course. Check your eligibility now.
You may be entitled to apply for a fee concession if you meet the eligibility criteria.
The eligibility criteria are set by the Victorian Government and assessed by Swinburne in accordance with government directives, which are subject to change at any time.
Find out if you're eligible for a fee concession here.
If you are not granted a government subsidised place, the full course fee will apply. Check your eligibility now.
Indicative nominal course hours: 995.
How to apply
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Tel: 1300 SWINBURNE
Training Organisation Identifier (TOID): 3059