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Course Details - AHC20416 Certificate II in Horticulture - St Francis de Sales College

 This course will not be offered in 2023.

AHSPs TitleHorticulture
QualificationAHC20416 Certificate II in Horticulture
RTOTAFE SA (National Code 41026)
Host OrganisationSt Francis de Sales College
Course Length2 semesters (1 year)
35 weeks.
Course DescriptionThis qualification is part of the Horticulture Training Package. This qualification underpins a range of work functions and job roles that can lead to a horticultural qualification with a focus on the landscaping industry. It provides students with the skills and knowledge needed to work under supervision as a killed operator or assistant to a tradesperson in the horticulture industry that is focused on the landscaping industry. Students complete a range of general horticulture and landscape units and may choose electives from a range on industry specific modules.
PathwaysCompletion of the Horticulture - Landscaping Course leads to a landscape tradesperson likely to be involved in working independently or as part of a team in carrying out landscape work. Job titles may include: Horticulture Worker, Horticulture Assistant, Landscape Labourer or Landscape Trades Assistant.
Entry RequirementsStudents in Year 11 must have a strong interest in Horticulture/Landscaping and a moderate level of Literacy and Numeracy.
Other RequirementsStudents will need to supply their own personal protective equipment (PPE) in the form of: long sleeve top, long pants/trousers (shorts are not acceptable), safety shoes/boots, safety vest (hi vis vest), safety glasses and heavy duty gardening gloves.
Delivery Location(s)St Francis de Sales College, Springs Road, Mount Barker, SA, 5251
Trade Skills Centre, St Francis de Sales College, Springs Road, Mount Barker
Dates and Times35 weekly sessions at St Francis de Sales College on Thursdays at times to be confirmed.
Commencement date 10/02/22.
Work Placement10 days
70 hours of work placement is required to be completed.
SACE DetailsSACE Stage 1, 75 SACE credits
Units Of Competency
CoreAHCPMG201Treat Weeds40 nominal hours
 AHCWHS201Participate in Work Health and Safety Processes20 nominal hours
 AHCPCM201Recognise plants40 nominal hours
 AHCPMG202Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders30 nominal hours
 AHCSOL202Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing30 nominal hours
ElectiveAHCMOM203Operate basis machinery and equipment20 nominal hours
 AHCPCM202Collect, prepare and preserve plant speciments30 nominal hours
 AHCWRK209Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices20 nominal hours
 AHCNSY202Care for nursery plants30 nominal hours
 AHCNSY203Undertake propagation activities30 nominal hours
 AHCPGO201Plant trees and shrubs20 nominal hours
 AHCIRG217Assist with pressurised irrigation operations40 nominal hours
 AHCCM201Apply chemicals under supervision30 nominal hours
 AHCCHM201Apply chemicals under supervision30 nominal hours
 AHCPGD203Prune shrubs and small trees35 nominal hours
 AHCNSY201Pot up small plants20 nominal hours
Nominal hours are used for SACE purposes and are not reflective of actual delivery hours
Training Cost$261.00 GST exempt
$261.00 = Subsidised training fee (includes VETRO fee, GST material fee - tbc).

$2349.00 = FULL FEE - Fee for Service

(note all students that turn 16 in Year 11 will be eligible for the subsidised price).

Course costs may vary in 2022.

For DfE families who qualify for School Card, there may be no cost for this course.
Cost NotesThis course is delivered by a National Accredited Training Organisation with an approved Funded Activities Agreement with the Department of Innovation and Skills, and as such, students may be eligible to be funded for the Training Cost of this course under the Subsidised Training List for VET in Schools. From January 2022, students who turn 16 in Year 11 will be able to access subsidised traniing from the beginning of the school year. Please refer to your school's VET Coordinator for more information.
Number Of StudentsMinimum    12
Maximum   16
Selection ProcessStudents must complete a suitable VETRO activity and Literacy/Numeracy assessment along with completion of an 'Upfront Assessment of Needs' (UAN) test and have evidence of experience completed prior to enrolment.
Contact PersonMr Branden Hill, Phone 8393 1000, Email
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