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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 II in Horticulture (AHC20416)

Learn to grow and care for different types of plants with the Certificate II in Horticulture from GOTAFE.

Certificate II in Landscaping (AHC21616)

Learn the basics of landscape gardening and design with the Certificate II in Landscaping from GOTAFE.

Certificate II in Production Nursery (AHC20716)

The Certificate II in Production Nursery teaches you the skills and knowledge you need to work in the nursery and garden industry.

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 Landscape Construction (AHC30916)

Become a qualified Landscaper with the Certificate III in Landscape Construction from GOTAFE.

Certificate III in Parks and Gardens (AHC31016)

The Certificate III in Parks and Gardens from GOTAFE will give you the skills to prepare, plant, and maintain outdoor areas for everyone to enjoy.

Certificate III in Production Horticulture (AHC30616)

Learn to grow, harvest, and sell fruit and vegetable crops with the Certificate III in Production Horticulture from GOTAFE.

Certificate IV in Horticulture (AHC40416)

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

Certificate IV in Production Horticulture (AHC40316)

Become a specialist in the Production Horticulture industry with the Certificate IV in Production Horticulture from GOTAFE.

Short Courses

Chainsaw Operations (SA3CHAIN19)

Learn how to maintain and operate chainsaws and pole saws for basic cross cutting, with this short course from GOTAFE.

Chainsaw Operations (SA3CHAIN20)

This 2020 course focuses on the development of skills in the operation and maintenance of chainsaws and Polesaws for basic cross cutting

Chainsaw Refresher Course (SA3CHNRF19)

Need to refresh your chainsaw skills? Build on your learnings from our Chainsaw Operations program with this short refresher course.

Farm Chemical Refresher Course (SA4CHREF19)

This one-day course provides a refresher for those who use chemicals in the workplace and have previously completed an AgVet Chemicals Users Course.

Full Farm Chemical Users Course (SA3FFCUC19)

This short course provides you with the required training for many farming industry quality assurance programs.

Greenhouse Technical Management Course (SC4GRTMC19)

This 2019 masterclass is ideal for those that are interested in a technical training course covering greenhouse and hydroponic production

Machinery Maintenance Course (SA3SMLMT19)

A short course from the Certificate III in Horticulture (AHC30716)

"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.