Become a qualified Horticulturist at Interlink
Complete your Certificate III in Horticulture (AHC30716) with Interlink to become a qualified Horticulturist.
Horticulturalists use their botanical knowledge for the propagation, preservation and protection of plants. They design landscapes, manage soil and turf and control weed and pest infestations.
They work in a diverse range of industries from gardening and seed propagation to fruit and vegetable production, retail and research.
The Certificate III in Horticulture covers plant species, growth and protection. Learn to identify threats to plant health such as pests and diseases and to implement plant and turf nutrition programs. It includes workplace health and safety protocols, equipment use and maintenance.
What will I study in the Certificate III in Horticulture?
To meet the requirements for the Certificate III in Horticulture (AHC30716) you need to satisfactorily complete 16 units.
Click on the links below to read some of our course descriptions.
- Provide information on plants and their culture (AHCPCM302)
- Control plant pests, diseases and disorders (AHCPMG302)
- Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas (AHCSOL303)
- Control weeds (AHCPMG301)
- Contribute to work health and safety processes (AHCWHS301)
- Identify and report unusual disease or plant pest signs (AHCBIO302)
- Prepare and apply chemicals (AHCCHM303)
- Transport and store chemicals (AHCCHM304)
- Operate machinery and equipment (AHCMOM304)
- Implement a plant nutrition program (AHCPCM301)
- Identify plant specimens (AHCPCM303)
- Implement a plant establishment program (AHCPGD301)
- Perform specialist amenity pruning (AHCPGD303)
- Implement a landscape maintenance program (AHCPGD304)
- Operate a pole saw (FWPCOT3238)
- Coordinate work site activities (AHCWRK305)
What do I get for completing the Certificate III in Horticulture?
Completing Interlink’s course meets the national requirements for the Certificate III in Horticulture (AHC30716).
You will receive a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment when you successfully complete this course as well as an official qualification.
What can I expect in the Certificate III in Horticulture?
Interlink’s Certificate III in Horticulture (AHC30716) course is held in our fully equipped training rooms and in outdoor environments to give you a balance between the theory and the practice needed to work as a horticulturist. Some training and assessments can be completed on the job.
The course contains a combination of written and practical assessments conducted within realistic, workplace settings and held over the duration of the course.
All Interlink trainers have industry experience as well relevant qualifications.
Safety is a priority at Interlink so we ask all students to provide the following personal protective equipment:
- Long sleeve Hi-Vis shirt and trousers
- Steel capped boots
- Safety Glasses.
If you have any questions about the protective equipment requirements please call Interlink on 1300 731 669.
This course is available through all Interlink training centres.
Call Interlink on 1300 731 669 to discuss your training options and any special access needs you might have in relation to our training facilities.
The Certificate III in Horticulture (AHC30716) is usually completed within 12 months.
Entry Requirements and Study Pathways
There are no prerequisites for the Certificate III in Horticulture (AHC30716). It is available through direct entry.
Once you’ve completed your Certificate III you can advance on to the Diploma of Arboriculture (AHC50520).
To successfully complete this course participants will need intermediate literacy and numeracy skills.
Call Interlink on 1300 731 669 to discuss your training options.
Course fees vary per unit and duration. Please contact Interlink to find out more.
Please note: Interlink Training is not VET FEE-HELP approved. Government training subsidies are not available for this course.
Face-to-face sessions within small groups.
Complete your Certificate III to become a qualified Horticulturist.
Horticulturists work in a variety of sectors including:
- Landscape design
- Nurseries and plant retailing
- Food production
- Turf and sporting ground maintenance.
Attendance at this course does not automatically guarantee attainment of competency, nor does satisfactory completion of assessment and attainment of competency guarantee employment.