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Learn specialist skills in Horticulture and join one of Australia's growing industries.

Indulge your green thumb with a career in Horticulture

Whether you're interested in landscape gardening or hydroponics, our courses will teach you the specialist skills you need for a successful career. Horticulture is more than just an industry—for a lot of our students, it's a way of life. Bring your passion for the environment to work every day, and help sustain our natural landscape and ecosystem.


Get a recognised qualification with one of our accredited courses. We offer a range of courses in different areas, so no matter what your goals are, we have a course for you.

Certificate III in Horticulture (AHC30716)

Play your part in creating a more sustainable environment with the Certificate III in Horticulture from GOTAFE.

Certificate III in Production Horticulture (AHC30620)

Whether it's pursuing a bright career in flower farming or sowing seeds, the Certificate III in Production Horticulture will set students up for success in their chosen field.

Certificate IV in Horticulture (AHC40416)

This dual qualification with the Diploma of Viticulture provides a foundation for a career in the Viticulture industry.

Short Courses

Operate and Maintain Chainsaws (SA3CHAIN23)

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to safely operate a hand-held chainsaw and maintain it in working condition.

"I'm a fourth generation orchardist. My earliest memory is checking sprinklers. It's always good to have different perspectives on things. Coming from the orchards, it's been good to learn different things from students and trainers at GOTAFE."

– Blake

Why study with GOTAFE?

Real-life training environment

Our Trainers are all industry-qualified, with extensive experience in horticulture and the practices and processes you'll use day-to-day in the workplace.

Practice your skills in our campus farm and production nursery, and on regular field trips as part of your studies. Customise your training to suit your job as an apprentice or trainee, or diversify your skill set with qualifications in Agriculture or Conservation & Land Management. You'll gain skills and knowledge in the latest technologies and techniques, and graduate with both a recognised qualification, and the practical experience to match.

A growing industry

Whether you choose to stay local, or take your career elsewhere, you'll have the skills to take you where you want to go. Australia exported roughly $2.38 billion of horticultural products in 2018, and as the export industry grows, qualified horticulturalists will be in high demand. Our Trainers have strong industry networks, meaning employers often approach them to recommend students for job openings.

Study with us, and start your career off on the right foot.

See what our students have to say

Find out what it’s like to study Horticulture with GOTAFE. Get a feel for our campuses and see what our students have to say.