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New horticulture courses for 2015

05 Dec 2014

Melbourne Polytechnic, one of the premier providers of horticulture courses in Victoria, has introduced three new Certificate II in Horticulture pre-apprenticeship courses for the 2015 study year.

The Certificate II in Parks and Gardens, Certificate II in Landscaping, and Certificate II in Sports Turf Management will be available for February and July 2015 intakes and will all be offered at Melbourne Polytechnic’s Fairfield campus.

All the courses are six-month pre-apprenticeship qualifications suitable for anyone who wants to gain basic training in the study areas with a view to either moving into an apprenticeship or finding work in the field. Students can also use the completion of the courses as a step towards a higher qualification in the field from Melbourne Polytechnic.

In addition, there are two new ‘VET in Schools’ (VETis) courses being offered: Certificate II in Landscaping and Certificate II in Horticulture.

“The big advantage students have doing our courses is the hands-on experience, which is highly valued by potential employers,” said Donald Warren, Melbourne Polytechnic Development Manager, Earth Sciences. “We regularly receive positive feedback about the skills our students gain during our courses.”

“For example, our Turf Management students study and work on real golf courses to develop skills in establishing and maintaining sports turf surfaces, installing irrigation systems and operating basic machinery and equipment,” he said.

Read more about this in the Northern Star Weekly.

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Melbourne Polytechnic operates across six campuses and six specialist training centres throughout Melbourne’s north and south east plus a regional campus at Ararat. The institute delivers high quality vocational education in industry-standard facilities.