[elementor-template id=”4942″]

AHC30716 – Certificate III In Horticulture

At a Glance


Up to 24 Months

Delivery Options

Flexible: Online + Face to Face
Recognition of Prior Learning

Entry Requirements

Participants will need to supply their own suitable personal protective clothing, including safety shoes.


A nationally recognised qualification


$3,900 per person.
Funding Options may be available

This qualification provides an occupational outcome in amenity horticulture. This is a standard qualification for those employed or wishing to make a start in the horticulture industry.

Occupational titles may include:

  • Horticulturalist
  • Gardener

The agriculture, horticulture and conservation and land management industries strongly affirm that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires most units of competency to be delivered in this context.

The qualification has 5 core units of competency plus 11 elective units. A total of 16 units are required to be completed to achieve the qualification.

By successfully completing this program, you will receive a nationally recognised qualification for:

  • AHC30716 Certificate III in Horticulture


AHCWHS301Contribute to work health and safety processes.
AHCPCM302Provide information on plants and their culture.
AHCPMG301Control weeds.
AHCPMG302Control plant pests, diseases and disorders.
AHCSOL303Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas.

Eleven (11) Electives to be chosen.

AHCCHM303Prepare and apply chemicals.
AHCCHM304Transport, handle and store chemicals.
AHCIRG331Install pressurised irrigation systems.
AHCPCM301Implement a plant nutrition program.
AHCPGD301Implement a plant establishment program.
AHCSOL301Prepare growing media.
AHCWRK309Apply environmentally sustainable work practices.
AHCMOM216Operate side by side utility vehicles.
AHCMOM217Operate quad bikes.
AHCNSY201Pot up plants.
RIIMPO315EConduct tractor operations.

Who is this qualification for?

This is a standard qualification for those employed or wishing to make a start in the horticulture industry.

Learning Options

This course is offered via the following methods in various locations across South-East Queensland:

Group Based Delivery:

  • 14 weeks of initial classroom training – 2 to 3 days per week
  • Self-paced study and research
  • Study of 25 hours per week is expected for this program

Flexible Delivery / Workplace Training:

  • Self paced distance learning
  • Regular Trainer contact via phone and email
  • Trainer one on one workplace visits when required

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):

  • Gap training for experienced workers
  • Trainer/Assessor one on one workplace visits to assist with the application
  • Undertake a personal interview and challenge tests to confirm your skills and knowledge
  • Self-paced learning for gap training

Course Inclusions

  • Access to a dedicated trainer/assessor until the program is completed.
  • Quality learning resources.
  • Access to additional support through the course program department.
  • Access to our Student Handbook.

Potential Funding Options May Include:

AHC30716 – Certificate III In Horticulture

Total Units: 16



Certificate 3 Guarantee

Certificate 3 Guarantee Funding

Participants in this program may be eligible for funding via Certificate 3 Guarantee. Use the following form to determine your eligibility.

Current Relevant Promos Are Available!

Did you know you can currently get the Certificate III in parks and gardens AHC31016 and the Certificate III in Horticulture AHC30716 as part of our Certificate 3 Guarantee subsidised dual qualification program for as little as $275 in total? That is two, certificate 3 level qualifications for next to nothing for eligible applicants! To check eligibility and and submit an enquiry simply click on the button below:

Nationally Recognised Training Logo
Australian Qualification Framework