Certificate III in Nursery Operations

This course is not available to international students.
National code: AHC31120 Certificate (TAFE) Wantirna Send me a link to this course

Love plants and all things horticultural? Sow the seeds for a green and satisfying career by enrolling in Swinburne’s Certificate III in Nursery Operations.

Skilled and knowledgeable workers are in demand for both nursery production and retail nursery areas. In this certificate, experienced instructors will teach you plant recognition, propagation techniques, biosecurity and management of weeds, pest, diseases and disorders – all with a practical, hands-on approach.

The nursery industry expects proficiency in new employees and this course provides exactly that, and more. You’ll be ready to work in retail and production nurseries, parks and gardens, land management and private soft landscaping.

Additionally, upon graduation, you could choose to progress to the Diploma of Horticulture or the Diploma of Landscape Design to further enhance your career opportunities.

This course has been discontinued and is closed for new enrolments. The information on this page is for continuing students only. To discuss your study options, contact us.


4 year apprenticeship (ability to accelerate) - VET Feb Intake (16/02/2022), VET Apr Intake (27/04/2022), VET Jul Intake (13/07/2022) and VET Oct Intake (05/10/2022)).


Wantirna (February, April, July, October) - View application and start dates

Study mode

  • Part-time (day)