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Certificate in

Advanced Horticulture

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Course Overview

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PAYMENT OPTIONS

This course can be paid off through an interest free payment plan of between $35 – $45 per week. Alternatively, this course qualifies for a discount for upfront payment.

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COURSE DURATION

This course comprises of 4 subjects and make up 38 core units of study. The amount of study time required to complete this course is approximately 400 hours of study.

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TUTOR SUPPORT

Just because you are studying online, doesn’t mean you are studying alone. Feel totally supported with access to full tutor support over the phone and via email 6 days a week.

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Accreditation

This certificate is accredited through the International Approval & Registration Centre (IARC). A non-profit, global organisation to help you gain employment.

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24/7 ACCESS

Online 24/7 access to your course allowing you to study when it suits your schedule. When you are ready to study, the learning management system is ready to teach.

You’ll first learn about plant identification; I’m sure you’ll agree that identifying plants and their requirements is an essential skill for any gardener, so you’ll learn how to distinguish plants by their family, genus and species and what plants will work well together based on their nutrient requirements.

After you are confident with planting, you’ll learn to maintain your garden to keep it happy. This module covers everything from water management to Plant nutrition, fertilising, Garden maintenance and how to notice nutrient deficiencies, like when succulents grow flowers when they have soil problems.

Next, you’ll learn about the common root, leaf, and stem issues that commonly occur with plants, different diseases and invasive species like mushrooms and aphids, and how to mitigate damage or prevent these issues in the first place with natural and non-natural methods.

This resource management module is all about efficiency. You’ll learn about the human, physical and natural resources present in horticulture. This starts with managing other gardeners and your work tasks. After that, you’ll learn how to determine the correct herbicides or pesticides for your garden. Finally, you’ll know how all of this comes together and how to successfully start or run a horticulture business!

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Course Outline

Subject 1 : Horticulture 1

  • Technical Classifications and Identification of Plants
  • Plant Types – Selection Criteria
  • Creating Plant Landscapes
  • Water Management
  • Soils
  • Pests and Diseases
  • Growing, Managing and Maintaining Plants and Gardens
  • Plant Uses and Plant Conservation
  • Impacts on the Natural Plant Environment Today

Subject 2 – Horticulture 2

  • Introduction to Taxonomy
  • Scientific/Botanical Names
  • Plant Types: Non-Edible
  • Plant Types: Edible
  • Plant Disease and Pest Management
  • Plant Care and Maintenance
  • Commercial Horticulture Regulations and Processes
  • Natural and Artificial Environments
  • Plant Propagation and Care
  • Flaura/Fauna Relationships

Subject 3 – Horticulture 3

  • Health and Welfare of Plants
  • Plant Damage Variances
  • Pest Categories
  • Pest Management
  • Diseases
  • Natural Control Methods
  • Chemical Control Methods
  • Environmental Impacts
  • Ensuring Plant Health
  • OHS Risks – Assessments and Management

Subject 4 – Resource Management

  • Research – Due Diligence Checks
  • Decision-Making
  • Starting a New Business
  • Established Business – Background Checks
  • Business Focus
  • Physical Resources
  • Human Resources
  • Professional Obligations
  • Management Processes and Procedures
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