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12 months full time
Australia is world renowned for its high quality fruits, grains and vegetables. Australia’s $8 billion horticulture industry is significant and diverse, with an expanding market and a need for skilled workers. Melbourne Polytechnic’s hands-on, industry specialised Certificate IV in Horticulture is perfect for anyone with a green thumb looking for an exciting and dynamic career in the field.
At Melbourne Polytechnic, you will learn about plant nutrition, revegetation, tree health, propagation, irrigation and the operation of specialist machinery. With new technologies evolving the industry all the time, Melbourne Polytechnic works with industry bodies to ensure that our students are learning the most up-to-date techniques and technologies. Industry connected teachers will educate you in world-class facilities including a plant nursery, gardens for practical work, modern greenhouses, laboratories and more. The Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show regularly award Melbourne Polytechnic students for outstanding work in their competitions, and you may also have the chance to work with organisations such as Nursery and Garden Industry Victoria (NGIV) while you study.
Horticulture is a fast-changing, fascinating industry with a huge demand for skilled workers. The Certificate IV in Horticulture AHC40416, will equip you for a large number of roles in the industry including in historic, private, botanic, or council gardens. You could work as a garden centre manager, a landscape garden consultant, a plant conservationist, or a plant nutritionist.
Full Time: 12 months full-time delivered 3 days a week 9am – 4:30pm
Assessment is based on your ability to achieve unit outcomes and assessment methods include demonstration of skills, tests and assignments, folios and log books, oral activities, and third party reports. At the commencement of each unit, you will be given an outline of what is to be covered and how the unit will be assessed
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.
|AHCLSC401||Supervise landscape project works||Elective||80|
|AHCNAR402||Plan the implementation of revegetation works||Elective||80|
|AHCNSY402||Plan a propagation program||Elective||120|
|AHCPCM303||Identify plant specimens||Elective||80|
|AHCPCM401||Recommend plants and cultural practices||Elective||80|
|AHCPCM402||Develop a soil health and plant nutrition program||Elective||90|
|AHCPGD303||Perform Specialist amenity Pruning||Elective||65|
|AHCPGD402||Plan a plant establishment program||Elective||80|
|AHCPMG409||Implement a pest management plan||Elective||80|
|AHCWHS401||Maintain work health and safety processes||Core||70|
|VU21969||Develop a landscape design||Elective||130|
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|Concession||Government subsidised fee||Non-subsidised fee|
|Maximum annual amenities||$175||$250||$250|
The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
Displayed course fees are indicative only. There are many variables that impact the total amount of your full course costs including qualification for government subsidies, concessions or recognition of prior learning. Tuition fees do not include the cost of student amenities or material costs.
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Contact us to find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy.
Melbourne Polytechnic offers a range of payment options to help you pay your tuition fees, so you can get on with your studies.
Fees displayed are effective for new applications received on or after 1 November 2021. Tuition fees do not include textbooks, course materials or overseas student health insurance and visa fees.
After initial deposit, international students are able to pay tuition fees in installments, four times per year.
The fees for those ineligible for a government-funded enrolment.
The cost of tuition for those eligible for government funding.
Concession fees are charged at 20 per cent of the standard fees for enrolments in Certificate I to IV courses. To be eligible students must meet Skills First eligibility criteria and present a valid:
The following groups are eligible for concession fees from Certificate I to Advanced Diploma level:
The Student Services and Amenities Fee is charged at forty cents (40 cents) per student contact hour and is capped over a twelve (12) month period, effective from the enrolment date, to:
Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counselling services, student support, and recreational activities.
A list of equipment and reference material you will need to provide will be distributed at the start of the course. Reference material is also available for loan in our libraries.
Necessary items may include your own safety boots (steel capped), Hi-Vis vest, good quality secateurs, sunscreen, USB flash drive, one textbook and writing materials.
We're really excited for you to join the Melbourne Polytechnic community and we look forward to supporting you on your education journey.
The first step to enrolling is completing the application short form from the Apply Now page.
You'll then receive a link to complete a few more personal details.
It is a mandatory government requirement for all prospective students to complete an online literacy and numeracy assessment.
Once you are ready to enrol, you will be invited to attend our Skills and Job Centre, or come to campus to complete your enrolment in person.
For certificate-level courses, you can pay by weekly or fortnightly direct debit using our Tuition Payment Plan. Read more about TPPs here.
If you need assistance with your application and the next steps, you can contact one of our Education and Course Advisors on 1300 635 276 or follow a step-by-step guide to enrolling for vocational education local students.
Nationally Recognised Training This course is government accredited and has national recognition.
Local student means; you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident, a New Zealand citizen or a permanent humanitarian visa holder.