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Certificate II in Production Nursery

AHC20716

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Certificate II in Production Nursery – AHC20716

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Course Overview

Certificate II in Production Nursery is the recognised qualification to become a Production Nursery Assistant.

This course teaches you the skills and knowledge you need to work in the nursery and garden industry. You'll learn to operate a range of equipment, including tractors and pressurising irrigation systems, ad be experienced in the identification and care of different plant types.

This course is delivered on campus, and is available as part of the Free TAFE scheme for eligible students.

Career Pathways

This course prepares you to work in the Forest Growing, Management, and Harvesting industries.

You may find work in the following contexts:

  • Retail nurseries
  • Supermarkets
  • Garden centres
  • Hardware stores
  • Landscaping companies
  • Farms
  • Forestry organisations
  • Re-vegetation projects.

Further Study

After graduating, you might like to undertake further study in the Certificate III in Production Nursery.

Course Dates & Times

Wangaratta - Tone Road

One Day per week - 9am to 4pm - SEMESTER 2 / 2019

Fee Information

All applicants fall under one of the following:

To be elegible for a government subsidy you must:

  • Be an Australian citizen; or
  • A new holder of a permanent visa; or
  • A New Zealand citizen

1. Subsidised Standard
$1,800.00
2. Subsidised Standard (Concession)
$360.00
3. Full Fee
$4,950.00

All applicants are liable for the following costs:

Course Materials
$675.00

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Please note all fees and charges are correct at time of publication for 2019 and may change without notice. 2020 fees are yet to be published.

Students will be invoiced for the components of the course that they are enrolled into for each year or semester.

Material fees cover costs associated with the following where applicable, and not limited to:

  • Classroom activity consumables, handouts and booklets
  • E-Learning resources and associated license access fees
  • Excursions

Additionally some courses require students to purchase or supply text books, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Bookshop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your course information session or during the pre-training review Interview.

Training package entry requirements

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements

Before being accepted into the course applicants must:

  • Attend an interview
  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to document previous work experience and qualifications and assess suitability for the course
  • Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course.
Core Units
AHCCHM201
Apply chemicals under supervision
AHCIRG217
Assist with pressurised irrigation operations
AHCNSY201
Pot up plants
AHCNSY202
Care for nursery plants
AHCNSY203
Undertake propagation activities
AHCPCM201
Recognise Plants
AHCPMG201
Treat weeds
AHCPMG202
Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders
AHCWHS201
Participate in work health and safety processes
Elective Units
AHCCHM303
Prepare and apply chemicals
AHCCHM304
Transport and store chemicals
AHCMOM202
Operate tractors
AHCMOM203
Operate basic machinery and equipment
AHCPGD203
Prune shrubs and small trees
AHCSOL202
Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing
AHCWRK209
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Assessment methods may include:

  • Written tests
  • Short answer questions
  • Written reports/assignments
  • Simulations
  • Role plays
  • Practical demonstrations
  • Log books
  • Herbarium collections
  • Oral presentations

Skye Rhodes-Mitchell

It is important that students commit to all course requirements, including study and assessments the student may need to complete outside their normal training sessions.

The training hours students will be enrolled in are dependent on the number of units a prospective student plans to study and the study mode.

If you need any further clarification of the information provided please contact one of our client service officers on 1300 468 233 who can assist you or click Enquire Now.

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you may access a wide range of academic support services to assist you to meet the academic challenges of your course from our Learning Support Unit.

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you will be welcome to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Welfare Unit. These services are designed to best support you to successfully complete your course.

Services include on campus supports and remote supports

  • Counselling
  • employment information
  • careers
  • activities etc.

Learn more about support services

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.

Further information is provided at course induction.

Please note: Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review. This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification. There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking. You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.

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