Short Courses

Plant Tissue Culture (Training Program)

Study plant tissue culture to enhance your current knowledge on plant formation, assist in the continued existence of vital species of plant life and increase your understanding of the structure of plants for personal or career enhancement. Melbourne Polytechnic's Plant Tissue Culture (Training Program) will add extra green to your thumb.

Course Code: SOH019

Take your horticultural knowledge a step further

Melbourne Polytechnic’s Plant Tissue Culture training program is designed for people who wish to develop or enhance their skills in micro propagation techniques. You may already be a professional grower of specialised plants, looking for a much faster and more sterile means of propagating plant material, that has been registered with a PBR; or you may be a specialist grower who requires the skills to set up your own tissue culture area to grow plants in the future.

Specialised training to enhance your career

Achieve knowledge in the highly specialised field of plant tissue culture studies and micro-propagation of native and exotic plants to produce vigorous growth. Skills and knowledge gained in this course may lead to you to a career as:

  • plant propagator
  • horticulture laboratory technician
  • botanist
  • plant nursery assistant/manager

Melbourne Polytechnic provides skill and expertise in horticulture

You will have full access to Melbourne Polytechnic’s modern horticulture and landscape design facilities at our beautifully landscaped Fairfield campus, using the latest scientific technology and methods. Completion of this nationally recognised unit will earn you credit towards attaining the Certificate III in Production Nursery.

Course Cancellation or Postponement

Courses with low enrolments may be cancelled or delayed. You will be notified of this 48 hours prior to course commencement.

Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.