Our Departments

Horticulture and Landscaping

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Melbourne Polytechnic's Horticulture and Landscaping department develops industry focused training that integrates the latest research knowledge, practical skills and commerce so our graduates meet the contemporary challenges facing primary industries in Australia.

We work with industry specialists in all areas of Horticulture and Landscaping and explore the latest in:

  • conservation
  • horticulture
  • land management

Our Horticulture and Landscaping students are qualified to take diverse and emerging career paths in areas including soil science, sustainability and land management and rural business.

Horticulture

The Horticulture and Landscaping department offers nationally accredited courses in nursery, parks and gardens, turf management, landscaping, arboriculture, floristry, conservation and general horticulture.

A strong career in a growing future with Melbourne Polytechnic

Expert horticulture teachers and state-of-the-art facilities

Our Horticulture teachers bring years of industry knowledge and experience to the courses providing a real job focus.

Courses are delivered at our beautifully landscaped Fairfield campus; in the day or evening, with short, certificate and diploma qualifications available by flexible delivery to suit your home-work situation.

We also deliver apprentice and trainee programs.

Our students success shows Melbourne Polytechnic is truly a place to thrive

Our Horticulture and Landscaping department has affiliations with trade bodies and participates in great industry events such as the Melbourne Flower and Garden show. We also offer the opportunity to be nominated for internships at some of the most elite sporting facilities around Australia.

Course Enquiries

For information about our courses:

Phone: 03 9269 8400

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Courses
Certificate II in Floristry (Assistant)
Let your creativity bloom - put your love of flowers, creative flair and eye for detail to work with a beautiful and rewarding career in Floristry. Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate II in Floristry (Assistant) provides the perfect pathway to combine your green thumb and artistic eye.

Certificate II in Horticulture
Our Certificate II in Horticulture is a hands on course that will prepare you for a career in Horticulture. This pre-apprenticeship program provides the basic skills and knowledge necessary for employment in the industry and provides a foundation for moving into an horticultural apprenticeship.

Certificate II in Landscaping
Designed as a pre-apprenticeship training program, our Certificate II in Landscaping is ideal for anyone wanting to gain basic skills and knowledge to find employment in the industry, before moving into a horticultural landscape apprenticeship.

Certificate II in Parks and Gardens
Nurture your interest in nature with a career in the horticultural industry, specialising in parks and gardens. In this practical, pre-apprenticeship course, our Certificate II in Parks and Gardens is where you begin your journey for a rewarding career.

Certificate II in Sports Turf Management
An exciting career in all shades of green and all things turf - ensuring the greenest career turf can literally sprout here! Our popular Certificate II in Sports Turf Management will use your eye for excellence in the world of sports and your interest in horticulture and facilities management to get a start in the world of Sports Turf management.

Certificate III in Natural Area Restoration
Our Certificate III in Natural Area Restoration provides a starting point into a career in natural resource management, with a focus on restoring degraded natural areas. If you are interested in the preservation of beautiful natural areas, conservation and land management – this is the course for you.

Certificate III in Arboriculture
Do you have a special connection to trees and an interest in urban environments? Branch out with our Certificate III in Arboriculture and combine your love of the outdoors and passion for conserving nature with a fascinating career as an arborist.

Certificate III in Floristry - Apprenticeship and Non-Apprenticeship
Develop your trade skills and let your creativity bloom. The Certificate III in Floristry is a national qualification teaching you skills to work as a florist in a shop or studio. Own your own business or show off your best arrangements and designs at the renowned Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show. Put your love of flowers, creative flair and eye for detail to work with a beautiful and rewarding career in Floristry.

Certificate III in Horticulture
Nurture your interest in all things green with a Certificate III in Horticulture. A flourishing and rewarding career is bound to follow.

Certificate III in Landscape Construction - Apprenticeship
Do you enjoy practical work outdoors and are interested in landscaping or the horticulture trade? Our Certificate III in Landscape Construction apprenticeship could be the right course for you.

Certificate III in Landscape Construction - Non-Apprenticeship
The non-apprenticeship stream of our Certificate III in Landscape Construction will help build and grow your future. Take your career to the great outdoors by creating serene spaces of gardening bliss, and build your skills in the landscaping or horticulture industry.

Certificate III in Parks and Gardens
Become a qualified Horticulturalist in one year with our Certificate III in Parks and Gardens. This course is offered in two streams – for Apprentices already learning and working in Horticulture, and also for those who want to begin or change careers.

Certificate III in Production Nursery
Designed in consultation with leading industry partners, our Certificate III in Production Nursery - Apprenticeship will give you the skills to kick start your career in this thriving, energetic trade. Be responsible for the cultivation, preparation and nutritional requirements of plants in a wholesale environment.

Certificate III in Retail Nursery - Apprenticeship and Non-Apprenticeship
Grow your own future career by helping others create gardens – our Certificate III in Retail Nursery is tailored to provide the skills to work in a retail nursery environment. It is also suitable for those who wish to own and operate their own retail nursery.

Certificate III in Sports Turf Management - Apprenticeship
Your specialist career starts here with our Certificate III in Sports Turf Management. Use your eye for excellence in the world of sports, and your interest in horticulture and facilities management to excel in your career of Sports Turf Management. Give yourself the opportunity to manage some of the biggest and best sporting grounds around the country and abroad.

Certificate IV in Horticulture
Nurture your interest in all things green by a gaining a well sought after qualification with our Certificate IV in Horticulture. Be the one dispensing advice on plant suitability, health and design, and become the expert this ever changing and dynamic industry needs – a rewarding career awaits.

Certificate IV in Landscape Design
The Certificate IV in Landscape Design is committed to plotting your landscape future. Take the next important step in a landscape construction or horticulture career and advance your skills with a focus on costing and design.

Diploma of Arboriculture
Our Diploma of Arboriculture will facilitate your fascinating and unique career as an arborist. Be part of a well-respected sector of the horticultural industry called upon to assess and repair damage to our trees.

Diploma of Horticulture
Nurture your interest in all things green by gaining a well sought after qualification in the Diploma of Horticulture. Be the one dispensing advice on plant suitability, health and design, and become the expert this ever changing and dynamic industry needs - a rewarding career awaits.

Diploma of Landscape Design
Our Diploma of Landscape Design is a Traineeship in building and plotting your landscape future. Build on your Certificate IV in Landscape Design and become a qualified landscape construction or horticulture professional. Advance your skills with a focus on design.

Diploma of Applied Horticultural Science
The Diploma of Applied Horticultural Science provides you with the technical skills and plant knowledge to grow your career to the next level, or catapult it from the ground up. Turn your love of all things green into a well regarded, sought after qualification for many sectors of the horticulture industry. This diverse, applied program that will serve you well in your horticulture-based career.

Diploma of Parks and Gardens Management
Nurture your interest in all things green by a gaining our highly sought qualification, the Diploma of Parks and Gardens Management. This course reflects the role of those who manage private parks and gardens or personnel working in local government as park managers.

Diploma of Sports Turf Management
Advance your career with our Diploma of Sports Turf Management. Prepare yourself for management duties at golf courses, cricket pitches, bowling greens, sports fields or turf farms. Choose Melbourne Polytechnic to excel in a career as a Sports Turf Management specialist and give yourself the opportunity to manage some of the biggest and best sporting grounds in the country and abroad.

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