AHC30716 Certificate III in Horticulture

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This qualification provides a general vocational outcome in amenity horticulture. Further training pathways from this qualification include, but are not limited to, Certificate IV in Horticulture. Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include: Horticulturalist and Gardener.



Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. It is recommended that participants:

  • Be at least 15 years of age or older and;
  • Have at least a Year 8 level of numeracy, literacy and communication skills.


This qualification may be delivered in a clustered, blended approach combining traditional classroom training, distance or online learning with work-based experiences, recognition of prior learning and allowable credit transfers. The classroom component of the qualification is customised to suit the individual client needs. The length and complexity of work-based training sessions will differ and be dependent on the progress of individual participants. Accelerated learning is open to all participants providing that they are able to demonstrate competency in all units required to gain the qualification.


Upon successful completion of this course participants will receive a Statement of Attainment.

Units for Qualification

Total number of units = Sixteen (16)

  • Five (5) core units
  • Eleven (11) elective units

Core Units

  • AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes
  • AHCPCM302 Provide information on plants and their culture
  • AHCPMG301 Control weeds
  • AHCPMG302 Control plant pests, diseases and disorders
  • AHCSOL303 Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas

Elective Units

The student has an opportunity to choose fields from the list below to support the elective selection:

  • Arboriculture
  • Landscape
  • Nursery
  • Parks and gardens
  • Plants
  • Soils and media
  • Turf
  • Chemicals
  • Irrigation
  • Machinery operation and maintenance
  • Work

For a full list of electives please access this link: https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/AHC30716 

Assessment Requirements

Participants will be required to successfully complete a series of assessment tasks which may include a written exam, practical demonstration / observation, case studies and group activities.

Refund Policy and General Terms and Conditions

How to enrol

Interested applicants should contact our friendly team on 07 3373 8888.


Funding Available

Certificate 3 Guarantee – these funds are provided by the Queensland Department of Education, Training and Employment. To determine if you are eligible for funding, please refer to Certificate 3 Guarantee Funded Program Information Sheet.  To apply for Certificate 3 Guarantee funding, please complete and submit the Application for Certificate 3 Guarantee Program funding If you wish to apply as a concessional student, please complete and submit the Application for Concessional Student Status.

Fees and Charges – Blended

Funding Type



Fee for Service


Not applicable

Certificate 3 Guarantee

$80.00 ($5.00 per unit)

$40.00 ($2.50 per unit)

Recognition of Prior Learning is available, please call our office on 07 3373 8888.