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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.

Cost Info:

The 2021 Semester 2 enrolment fees for this course are based on the costs per subject as indicated below. The total program cost may vary depending on the choice of elective subjects or if subjects are attempted more than once. Subject costs identified as Standard are partially subsidised by the ACT Government. Concessions may be available to eligible students.

Indicative Cost:

$3,124

Likely Job Outcome:

Senior horticulturist, parks and gardens manager, horticultural enterprise manager.

Application Type:

Standard
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Additional Information

Access to a horticultural workplace is desirable but not essential.

Skills Recognition

Entry Requirements

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.

To study any course at CIT (excluding degrees and non-accredited training) you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

Further Study

University of Canberra
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. 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 Foundation Skills.

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 10 subjects

Electives: Complete minimum 10

  • AHCPCM502   Collect and classify plants
    • CIT Code: BIOL120
      Cost: Standard $264.00
      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
  • AHCTRF505   Plan the establishment of sports turf playing surfaces
    • CIT Code: HORT1367
      Cost: Standard $270.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to establish sports turf playing surfaces, develop a design for the site, its specifications and works procedures, planning processes involved in establishing turf in new constructions and major renovations of existing sports turf surfaces. The 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.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AHCPCM501   Diagnose plant health problems
    • CIT Code: HORT743
      Cost: Standard $270.00
      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
  • AHCARB508   Identify, select and specify trees
    • CIT Code: HORT1368
      Cost: Standard $270.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to identify, select and specify a range of trees in a range of urban and regional applications for local government and legal contexts. It requires the documentation of specification of trees and their respective growing environment in residential, commercial, public open spaces and amenity areas. The unit applies to individuals who work in arboriculture and 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. Legislation, regulations and by-laws relating to the treatment and removal of trees apply in some states and territories.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AHCBUS514   Negotiate and monitor contracts
    • CIT Code: HORT1369
      Cost: Standard $270.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to negotiate and monitor contracts with sources external to the enterprise. This unit applies to individuals who take personal responsibility and exercise autonomy in undertaking complex work. At this level, workers analyse information and exercise judgement to complete a range of advanced skilled activities especially in relation to the negotiation and monitoring of 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.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AHCPGD503   Manage parks and reserves
    • CIT Code: HORT1370
      Cost: Standard $270.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to manage parks and reserves. 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
  • AHCDES502   Prepare a landscape design
    • CIT Code: HORT805
      Cost: Standard $529.00
      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
  • AHCBUS511   Manage enterprise staff requirements
    • CIT Code: HORT1371
      Cost: Standard $270.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to manage staff who work in both operational and strategic roles. 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 when managing all staffing requirements. 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.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AHCLSC502   Manage landscape projects
    • CIT Code: HORT595
      Cost: Standard $441.00
      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
  • AHCPGD502   Plan the restoration of parks and gardens
    • CIT Code: HORT804
      Cost: Standard $270.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to plan the restoration of parks and gardens of historical or cultural significance, develop a comprehensive restoration program of works and develop a relevant site plan, specifications and work procedures. 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
  • BSBFIM501   Manage budgets and financial plans
    • CIT Code: MGNT535
      Cost: Standard $154.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake financial management within a work team in an organisation. It includes planning and implementing financial management approaches, supporting team members whose role involves aspects of financial operations, monitoring and controlling finances and reviewing and evaluating effectiveness of financial management processes. It applies to managers in a wide range of organisations and sectors who have responsibility for ensuring that work team financial resources are used effectively and are managed in line with financial objectives of the team and organisation. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Related Courses

Certificate III Sports Turf Management AHC31319
Certificate III Conservation and Land Management AHC31416
Certificate III Landscape Construction AHC30916
Certificate III Horticulture AHC30716
Certificate III Parks and Gardens AHC31016
Statement Attainment training Chemical Application Bridging/Refresher [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