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Horticulture Short Courses

Considering a career in horticulture, conservation and land management, sports turf management or landscape construction?

CIT will be offering the opportunity to sample these career paths via a Term 4 short course starting Friday 14 October 2016.

Participants will study - Implement and Monitor Environmentally Sustainable Work Practices (AHCWRK313A) a core competency within the Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management (AHC31410) and Certificate III in Horticulture (AHC30710).

Engagement in this program will provide participants with strong pre-employment opportunities. CIT have partnered with ACT and NSW industry employers seeking potential candidates for a 2017 ASBA or apprenticeship placement.

  • Course Duration: 8 weeks (minimum 4 hours per day)
  • Start Date: Friday 14 October
  • Time: 8:30am - 12:30pm
  • Training location: CIT Bruce
  • Cost: $150.00

For more information and to book your place on this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188


Canberra Institute of Technology offers a range of courses tailored for those who are working in horticulture, forestry and turf industries and would like to increase their knowledge and develop specialised skills.

Courses run throughout the year subject to demand and interested persons or businesses are encouraged to register their interest via the links below.

SMARTtrain courses run from 8am-5pm. You must purchase the manual from the CIT Canteen after you have enrolled, before you start class.

SMARTtrain Chemical Application (Level 3) - SA-BE55

This course is designed for those wanting to use horticultural pesticides with powered and hand-held equipment. This two day course aims to teach those about the use of chemicals, select appropriate chemicals and maintain records and safety.

The next scheduled course is:

SMARTtrain Level 3 Reaccreditation (Level 3) - SA-BE56

This 1 day course is designed for those wanting to use horticultural pesticides with powered and hand-held equipment but have previously completed a level 3 chemical applications course and seeking reaccreditation.

People who use pesticides in their business must be reaccredited every five years.

The next scheduled course is: