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Diploma of Horticulture AHC50416

Overview

The Diploma of Horticulture reflects the role of those who manage amenity horticultural enterprises where a range of skills and knowledge across the breadth of the industry is required or personnel working in horticulture at a level requiring higher technical skills.

Qualification: Diploma of Horticulture AHC50416
Program No: DP-BE27
Campus: CIT Bruce 
Duration: 2 semesters full-time (approximately 30 hours per week) OR part-time equivalent.
Likely Job Outcome: Senior horticulturist, parks and gardens manager, horticultural enterprise manager.
Application Type: Public
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Additional Information

Access to a horticultural workplace is desirable but not essential.

Entry Requirements / How to Apply

To be successful in this program you will need the skills and experience achieved in the Certificate III in Horticulture, or a related field. This could be gained through study or industry experience.
CIT may request a short discussion about your skills and experience in horticulture following your application to enrol.

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If you need assistance you can go to Unique Student Identifier (USI), drop in to any CIT Library or CITSA office or contact CIT Student Services on 6207 3188.

Further Study

University of Canberra
Completion of the Certificate III in Horticulture plus the Diploma will provide 24 credit points into the Bachelor of Landscape Design.

Literacy Skills Information

We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework literacy levels of at least 3 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your program of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this program. See below to check your literacy skills. If you do not have this level, you can still enrol and seek support to improve your skills or you may prefer to begin with the lower level program. Please visit Education and Community or phone (02) 6207 4872 to have a chat to one of our teachers.

Transition Information

Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.

Subject Cancellations/Changes

To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at infoline@cit.edu.au.


Subject Information

Complete all 10 subjects

  • AHCPCM501   Diagnose plant health problems
    • CIT Code: HORT743
      Cost: $240.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to diagnose plant health problems.
      It applies to individuals who analyse information and exercise judgement to complete a range of advanced skilled activities and demonstrate deep knowledge in a specific technical area. They have accountability for the work of others and analyse, design and communicate solutions to a range of complex problems. All work is carried out to comply with workplace procedures.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AHCPCM502   Collect and classify plants
    • CIT Code: BIOL120
      Cost: $240.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to collect and identify plants using taxonomic keys.
      It applies to individuals who analyse information and exercise judgement to complete a range of advanced skilled activities and demonstrate deep knowledge in a specific technical area. They have accountability for the work of others and analyse, design and communicate solutions to a range of complex problems. All work is carried out to comply with workplace procedures.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AHCBUS503   Negotiate and monitor contracts
    • CIT Code: HORT800
      Cost: $240.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to negotiate and monitor contracts.
      All work must be carried out to comply with organisational requirements, work health and safety legislation and codes and in consultation with the management team.
      This unit applies to individuals who take personal responsibility and exercise autonomy in undertaking complex work. They must analyse information and exercise judgement to complete a range of advanced skilled activities.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AHCBUS501   Manage staff
    • CIT Code: HORT799
      Cost: $280.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to manage staff.
      All work must be carried out to comply with organisational requirements, work health and safety legislation and codes and in consultation with the management team.
      This unit applies to individuals who take personal responsibility and exercise autonomy in undertaking complex work. They must analyse information and exercise judgement to complete a range of advanced skilled activities.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AHCBUS508   Prepare and monitor budgets and financial reports
    • CIT Code: HORT925
      Cost: $280.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare and monitor budgets and financial reports.
      All work must be carried out to comply with organisational requirements, work health and safety legislation and codes and in consultation with the management team.
      This unit applies to individuals who take personal responsibility and exercise autonomy in undertaking complex work. They must analyse information and exercise judgement to complete a range of advanced skilled activities.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AHCCHM501   Develop and manage a chemical use strategy
    • CIT Code: HORT959
      Cost: $160.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and manage a chemical use strategy, including assessment of the risk of chemical transport, storage and handling.
      All work must be carried out to comply with workplace procedures, work health and safety and pesticide legislation and codes of practice.
      This unit applies to individuals who take personal responsibility and exercise autonomy in undertaking complex work. They demonstrate deep knowledge in a specific technical area.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AHCTRF501   Plan the establishment of sports turf playing surfaces
    • CIT Code: HORT803
      Cost: $300.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to establish sports turf playing surfaces and develop a design for the site, its specifications and work procedures. It applies to the planning processes involved in establishing turf in new constructions and major renovations of existing sports turf surfaces. It applies to individuals who analyse information and exercise judgement to complete a range of advanced skilled activities and demonstrate deep knowledge in a specific technical area. They have accountability for the work of others and analyse, design and communicate solutions to a range of complex problems. All work is carried out to comply with workplace procedures.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AHCPGD504   Develop and implement a streetscape management plan
    • CIT Code: HORT808
      Cost: $240.00
      Description:

      This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and implement and streetscape management plan.

      It applies to individuals who analyse information and exercise judgement to complete a range of advanced skilled activities and demonstrate deep knowledge in a specific technical area. They have accountability for the work of others and analyse, design and communicate solutions to a range of complex problems. All work is carried out to comply with workplace procedures.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AHCLSC502   Manage landscape projects
    • CIT Code: HORT595
      Cost: $400.00
      Description:

      This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to manage landscape projects.
      This unit applies to individuals who analyse information and exercise judgement to complete a range of advanced skilled activities and demonstrate deep knowledge in a specific technical area. They have accountability for the work of others and analyse, design and communicate solutions to a range of complex problems. All work is carried out to comply with workplace procedures.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AHCDES502   Prepare a landscape design
    • CIT Code: HORT805
      Cost: $480.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare a landscape design for a large project on residential, commercial or public open spaces.

      It applies to individuals who analyse information and exercise judgement to complete a range of advanced skilled activities and demonstrate deep knowledge in a specific technical area. They have accountability for the work of others and analyse, design and communicate solutions to a range of complex problems. All work is carried out to comply with workplace procedures.

      Prerequisites: Nil

Related Courses

Certificate III Sports Turf Management AHC31316
Certificate III Horticulture AHC30716
Certificate III Conservation and Land Management AHC31416
Certificate III Landscape Construction AHC30916
Certificate III Parks and Gardens AHC31016
Statement Attainment training Chemical Application - SMARTtrain (Level 3) [extract from AHC31416]
Statement Attainment training Chemical Application Bridging/Refresher - SMARTtrain (Level 3) [extract from AHC31416]

More Information

For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email infoline@cit.edu.au