AHC50416, AHC30716, AHC20416

Diploma of Horticulture / Certificate III in Horticulture / Certificate II in Horticulture

CRICOS Code: 092591K, 092541J, 092526G

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Nurture your career

Develop the knowledge and skills you need to have a senior role in the horticulture industry. Gain horticulture skills in plant care, landscape management, propagation, pruning and fertilising in order to maintain sprawling lawns, gardens, nurseries and forest parks. The course covers topics including plant health, budgets, contracts, analysing data and managing projects. You’ll also learn how to provide specialist knowledge on plant care, products and treatments as well as how to manage and market the business and supervise staff. Graduates will be equipped to manage horticultural business activities in parks and gardens, resorts or nurseries.

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Key Dates

Location Workload Delivery Key Date
Grovely Full Time Classroom 10/07/2017
Bohle, Townsville Full Time Classroom 10/07/2017

Entry requirements

  • English Language Proficiency: Academic IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other - For a list of all English Language test accepted by TAFE Queensland International
  • Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 10 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion. For more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12.

Students should be a minimum of 18 years of age. Student visa applicants under the age of 18 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.  For more information visit Department of Immigration and Border Protection - Welfare Requirements For Student Visa Applicants Under 18.


Fitzsimmons Street
Keperra QLD 4054

Townsville (Pimlico)
Corner of Hugh St & Fulham Rd, Pimlico
Townsville QLD 4812

Resources required

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Courses may require different resources, depending on your study location;

  • Personal stationery
  • Calculator (for certain modules)
  • USB memory/flash stick - recommended size 2GB.
  • Secateurs
  • Gardening gloves
  • Rubber dishwashing gloves

Please refer to Additional costs for a comprehensive list of resources required for all locations


Timetables may be available online or may be provided to you at your program orientation.

Your timetable may change every semester and you must be able to manage your commitments to ensure attendance at all your classes.

Timetables will be different across TAFE Queensland locations. This is an example of what a course timetable could look like -  

Monday and Tuesday 8.00 am - 4.45 pm and Wednesday 8.00 am - 12.00 pm.


Wednesday and Thursday 8.00 am - 4.45 pm and Friday 8.00 am - 12.00 pm.

Unit Introduction

Diploma of Horticulture

To achieve this qualification you will need to complete 10 units:
Core Competencies: 0
Elective Competencies: 10

Certificate III in Horticulture

To achieve this qualification you will need to complete 16 units:
Core Competencies: 5
Elective Competencies: 11

Certificate II in Horticulture

To achieve this qualification you will need to complete 15 units:
Core Competencies: 5
Elective Competencies: 10 



Not all electives available at all campuses.

The course cost indicated is for students on an international student visa. If you are visiting Australia on a non-student visa, (e.g.  partner visa, working holiday, employer sponsor etc.) please contact us directly for the price applicable to you.

Location Cost Duration
Grovely, Brisbane    
Diploma of Horticulture $10,250 1 Year
Certificate III in Horticulture $5,125 6 Months
Certificate II in Horticulture $5,125 6 Months
Bohle, Townsville, North    
Diploma of Horticulture $12,000 1 Year
Certificate III in Horticulture $6,000 6 Months
Certificate II in Horticulture $6,000 6 Months

Additional costs

There are additional costs associated with this course, that are not included in your tuition fees. All information on resources required will be given at Orientation;

Personal Safety Requirements:

The following items represent the minimum standard of dress and equipment, which will provide adequate protection against certain hazards in the work environment and ensure compliance with the Workplace Health and Safety Act. All students must have the following items on the first day of TAFE attendance:

• Protective footwear to comply with AS2210 - Steel capped boots
• Protective clothing to comply with the Institute Safety Policy - Neat casual clothing (light long sleeved shirt)
• 8 metre retractable tape measure
• Broad brimmed hat
• Ear Muffs or Plugs
• Non-fogging Safety Glasses
• Sunglasses
• Sunscreen
• Water bottle


AHC50416 Diploma of Horticulture 092591K AHC30716 Certificate III in Horticulture 092541J AHC20416 Certificate II in Horticulture 092526G

Job Prospects

  • Horticultural Trades Workers
  • Gardener (General)
  • Science Technicians

Application Process

Applying to TAFE Queensland International is easy. You can submit an application at any time, but get in early as positions are limited. Follow the steps below to apply to study at TAFE Queensland.

Before you apply

  1. Check the evidence required to apply for your visa

    Before you apply to study at TAFE Queensland, you should check what documents and evidence you will need to provide to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) to support your visa application.

    How to check what evidence you will need to provide to obtain a visa:

    • Visit the Student Visa (subclass 500) page on the DIBP website
    • Scroll down to the Document Checklist Tool
    • Select the country listed on your passport
    • Enter 03020E in the Education Provider CRICOS code field
    • Answer the final question: I am one of the following
    • Click the Display Evidence button
    • Read through the Documentary Evidence List to find out what you will need to submit with your visa application

  2. Review Admissions criteria and key dates

    Some courses require you to meet additional entry requirements eg. Submit a portfolio or artwork with your application. Please check individual course requirements via the Course page.

  3. Prepare your certified supporting documents

    If you are an international student applying directly to TAFE Queensland, you will need to include certified copies of the following documents to support your application:

    • Copy of passport
    • Educational certificate and academic records
    • English language test results

  4. Applying as a mature aged student

    Mature age students (at least 21years of age and with work experience/other qualifications) may be admitted into a program without meeting the formal academic requirements.
    The following documentation is required to support your application:

    • Current CV
    • References on company letterhead from current or previous employers

    Where previous study/employment was conducted in English, submit a certified letter from the educational institution/employer confirming the language of instruction/employment was English.
  5. Under 18 students

    International student visa applicants under the age of 18 will only be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. For more information visit Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.

  6. Submit your application

    Submit your application and supporting documents through TAFE Queensland's online application portal or through a TAFE Queensland Registered Agent who can guide you through the enrolment process.

    Receive your Letter of Offer

    Accepting your Letter of Offer

    Note the expiry date for acceptance.

    • Meet all conditions as outlined in your Letter of Offer and Acceptance
    • Read and agree to the Terms and Conditions of your Letter of Offer and Acceptance
    • Read the International Student Refund Policy
    • Read the TAFE Queensland student rules
    • Pay the tuition fees as stated in your Letter of Offer
    • Pay for Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) as stated in your Letter of Offer, or arrange your own OSHC for the duration of your visa.

    Next Step

    Receive your Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE -required for visa lodgement). You will use this document to apply for your student visa.

    Apply for your visa

    To apply for your student visa, visit the DIBP website and click Apply Now. Follow the steps to create your ImmiAccount and apply for your visa.

    Travel to Queensland and attend Orientation

    Once you have received your student visa, you can travel to Queensland ready to attend the TAFE Queensland International Orientation.


At the beginning of each semester orientation events are hosted across TAFE Queensland locations.

TAFE Queensland recommends you arrive two weeks prior to your course start date to allow time to organise and settle into your accommodation and prepare for your studies.

International Orientation details are emailed to you prior to commencing your studies or they can be accessed via the Orientation Schedule.

Program specific orientations are also conducted one week prior to the start of study. This is an opportunity for you to meet your teachers and classmates, get to know your campus, and familiarise yourself with your study schedule. 

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