Health, Education and Community Services

Top 3 skills you will achieve:

  • Gardening
  • Irrigation
  • Pruning

Certificate II in Horticulture

Undertake a broad range of tasks in gardening, nursery work and landscaping, this course will provide you with the foundation skills and knowledge required of someone in the horticultural industry.

Course Overview

Course Code:D454 (National ID: AHC20410) 
Careers:General Gardener Horticultural Assistant 

One year full time, enquire about part time.

How:Full time, Part time 

Intake:Contact us for study options 
International study available:No 
Online study available:No 
Uni pathway available:No 

About the course

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This qualification will allow you to work in a gardening, nursery and landscaping setting. You'll gain the skills and knowledge that is required to work in the horticultural industry as well as OSH and poisons handling skills.

Central's Disability programs give you the opportunity to advance your career or training prospects. Our range of part-time, full-time and work place based courses are specifically designed for people with an intellectual or learning disability to reach their goals. All of our classes are small, have extensive resources and are run by highly experienced lecturers and during your studies you will gain on the job skills in a structured work placement.

This program is for students who have an intellectual or learning disability. Applications need to be made directly to Central Institute of Technology. Please contact the area on (08) 9202 4352 or click here for more information.

This qualification and the Cert I in AgriFood Operations are also available for interested individuals, including people registered aas unemployed and/or clients referred by Community Agencies - no prior experience is required.

Download our Horticulture Course Flyer for more information, contact Maria Sojak on 9427 1223 or .au if you are an interested individual or Robert Warburton on 9202 4759 or if you are a community agency wishing to place clients in the courses.


Where this course can lead you

Central's disability and community learning & partnerships qualifications will provide you with the skills to work in basic or assistant roles in a variety of workplaces. The practical training will ensure you become an integral part of any organisation and have the skills to meet their needs.

Your Certificate II in Horticulture prepares you for roles such as:

  • General Gardener

  • Horticultural Assistant

Your Certificate II in Horticulture is a great precursor to further study of at Central. With a higher qualification you can improve your education and skills and advance your career.

Skills you will gain from this course

Central's disability and community learning & partnerships qualifications will provide you with the skills to work in basic or assistant roles in a variety of workplaces. The practical training will ensure you become an integral part of any organisation and have the skills to meet their needs.

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Engage in gardening, nursery work and landscaping

  • Ensure safe handling and use of pesticides

  • Understand and implement general workplace safety

  • Ensure propagation

  • Tend to nursery plants

  • Plant and prune

  • Treat weeds, pests and diseases

  • Maintain garden beds and irrigation

  • Use a range of horticultural equipment

Connected with industry

As a part of our access and disabilities qualifications you may have the opportunity to take part in work placements, giving you real experience in the industry which could lead to employment post-study. Some industries where access and disabilities students have worked are:

  • Retail

  • Business

  • Mining

  • Horticulture

At Central we place an emphasis on quality training, that is why we ensure our lecturers are experienced, innovative and caring. We also ensure industry partners are involved in the development of our courses and curriculum, so the skills obtained are relevant in the workforce. Some of our access and disability industry associates are:

  • People With Disabilities WA

  • Disability Services Commission WA

Course Structure

Plan:D454 - CU1510 - FEES 16 
Description:Complete 15 units: 2 core and 13 elective units 

Available Groups

Title: GROUP 01 - SEMESTER 1

Description: Complete 2 core units and 13 electives

NumberNational IDTitle
D7006AHCMOM203AOperate basic machinery and equipment
D7079AHCNSY201APot up plants
D7080AHCNSY202ATend nursery plants
D7081AHCNSY203AUndertake propagation activities
D7092AHCOHS201AParticipate in OHS processes
D7103AHCPGD201APlant trees and shrubs
D7105AHCPGD203APrune shrubs and small trees
D7122AHCPMG201ATreat weeds
D7144AHCPCM201ARecognise plants
D7145AHCPCM202ACollect, prepare and preserve plant specimens
D7242AHCSOL201ADetermine basic properties of soil and/or growing media
D7302AHCWRK204AWork effectively in the industry
D7303AHCWRK205AParticipate in workplace communications
D7307AHCWRK209AParticipate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Getting into this course

Entrance Requirements

In order to gain entry into this course you must demonstrate developed communication skills.

This conversion table explains the grades you need to have obtained at a high school level to meet this entry level requirement.


The Application Process

This course is delivered as a full time or part time, and applying for the course is different with each option.

Find out more information about the process to apply, enrol and pay.

Full time:

Find out about applying for a full time course

Part time:

Find out about applying for a part time course

Recognition of Prior Learning

Do you have existing skills? Whether obtained through paid or voluntary work, training or other experiences, you may be able to fast track your study by applying for recognition of prior learning, often referred to as RPL.

Find out more here

Fee information

The cost of this course is yet to be calculated so are not publishable at this time, however, you will be advised of your exact fees upon enrolment. For an estimate of costs, you may wish to contact our call centre on 1300 300 822.

Paying your fees

You will be  expected to pay your course fees in full at the time of enrolment.

Fees can be paid at our student services offices at any of Central’s campuses. You can also pay by credit card over the phone, however, if you wish to pay by instalments, you will need to make your first payment in person and sign the payment plan terms and conditions.

Assistance may be available for those students experiencing financial hardship.

Find out more details about payment options


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