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Introduction to Horticulture

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Learn basic horticulture skills today.

Kick start your career in horticulture with this taster course. Learn the basics of horticulture with this nationally accredited course. Perfect for those wanting a taste of horticulture before completing a full qualification, home gardeners or outdoor professionals who want to expand their knowledge and skills.

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.

Who Is This Course For

This course is for students looking to gain the skills for work.

Learning Outcomes

  • Propagation
  • Plant Trees and Shrubs
  • White Card
  • First Aid

Study Pathways

Students who graduate from this course may continue their studies by enrolling in AHC20416 Certificate II in Horticulture.

Delivery Mode

Face-to-face delivery.

Funding Eligibility

This course is being offered under the Adult and Community Education Community Services Obligation (ACE) Program. This funding has been designed to support people who experience barriers to training and employment. To determine your eligibility for the ACE Program click here.

A disadvantaged student who is one of the following:

  • An aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander; or
  • Disabled or have a dependent child, spouse or partner who is disabled; or
  • A Commonwealth Government Welfare Recipient or have a dependent child, spouse or partner who is a Commonwealth Government Welfare Recipient; or
  • Experiencing significant hardship as verified by a government agency, medical professional or support agency


Experiencing one of the following barriers to participation in training:

  • Very low literacy, language and/or numeracy skills
  • Limited employability skills
  • Persistent and ongoing personal issues impacting on their education
  • Significant educational disadvantage, which impacts their ability to succeed in training

At the time of enrolment you will be asked to provide ID, Medicare number, USI, proof of Benefit and CRN (where applicable). Please note that you can be asked to provide evidence to support your eligibility at any time.

Entry Requirements

Students must have successfully completed year 10 (or equivalent), turned 16 or have relevant experience and/or qualifications that indicate likely success in completing the course.

Click here for more information about the enrolment process.

What to Bring To Class

Please bring gardening gloves, wear a hat and enclosed shoes as well as appropriate outdoor clothing.

Units of competency

Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid
  • AHCWHS201 Participate in work health and safety processes
  • AHCNSY203 Undertake propagation activities
  • AHCSOL202 Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing
  • AHCPGD201 Plant trees and shrubs
  • CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry