Horticulture

Ready to create beautiful spaces in the great outdoors? Join our award-winning team and study horticulture at GOTAFE. Jump straight into a short course to indulge your green thumb. Learn specialist skill such as landscape planning or hydroponics.

Whether you’re at school, or currently working in a horticulture business, we’ve got the qualification for you. We offer flexibility across our courses. Combine qualifications, or choose the specialists subjects that inspire you the most. We’ll make sure you choose the course that suits your goals

Study Horticulture at GOTAFE for a career as a:

  • Horticulture Tradesperson
  • Landscaper
  • Nursery Worker
  • Parks & Gardens Worker

If you have apprentices or trainees, we customise courses for you, so your staff get business-ready skills and knowledge. We’ll sit with you and create a customised training plan for your apprentice. We nurture and teach our apprentices to learn their trade. On campus and at work. We help them apply their skills, and they increase their life and work maturity into the bargain.

COURSES AVAILABLE

Do you have a green thumb and a love of the outdoors? Our Certificate II in Horticulture will give you a taste for a career in this rewarding industry. Whether you’re at school, want to study online, or already working in the industry, you’ll learn from leading horticulture experts. We’ll give you feel for all the trades you can specialise in.
You’ll learn in our on campus gardens and on immersive field trips. Our experienced trainers will help you apply what you learn to your workplace. We cover areas of horticulture including:
-parks and gardens
-landscape construction
-nursery
-sports turf management
-arboriculture

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Play your part in a more sustainable environment while you dig into all things horticulture. GOTAFE’s Certificate III will inspire you to build your career. Learn in our on-campus gardens all you need to know about:

  • Plant classification, selection and identification
  • weed, pest and disease control
  • farm chemicals
  • soils
  • plant nutrition
  • landscape design and construction
  • propagation
  • revegetation, seed collection
  • pruning principals and techniques

Interested in graduating with a dual qualification? If you’re up for the challenge we offer Horticulture or Land Conservation and Management. From nurseries to landscaping, you’ll be an asset to any employer.

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Play your part in a more sustainable environment while you dig into all things horticulture. GOTAFE’s Certificate III will inspire you to build your career. Learn in our on-campus gardens all you need to know about:

  • Plant classification, selection and identification
  • weed, pest and disease control
  • farm chemicals
  • soils
  • plant nutrition
  • landscape design and construction
  • propagation
  • revegetation, seed collection
  • pruning principals and techniques

Interested in graduating with a dual qualification? If you’re up for the challenge we offer Horticulture or Land Conservation and Management. From nurseries to landscaping, you’ll be an asset to any employer.

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Nurture your passion for all things green while you learn how to create beauty in your local community. The Certificate III in Parks and Gardens fills you in on how to prepare, plant and maintain outdoor areas for everyone to enjoy. Our apprentices and trainees work outdoors, managing and maintaining parks, reserves, gardens and bushland. We take good care of our apprentices through teaching solid skills and supporting you to practice what you learn.

You’ll learn in our on-campus gardens about:

  • plant, pest and weed control
  • irrigation system installation
  • plant establishment and nutrition
  • soil profiles
  • tree inspection
  • equipment operation
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CASE STUDY

Meet the students who
designed the Fryers Street Campus Gardens

 

 

Meet the Students