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Course Number: AHC20316-01V01
Are you an outdoors person with an interest in learning the practical skills for growing food crops? The Certificate II in Production Horticulture has been developed in consultation with employers as a traineeship for people in the production horticulture industry or those seeking employment, who want to develop introductory skills and knowledge to become assistants or horticulture tradespeople within the industry.You will learn about safe work practices, as well as selected skills areas such as: horticultural cropping, biosecurity, chemicals use, irrigation and drainage, hydroponics, machinery operations and maintenance and pest management.There are no educational entry requirements for the Certificate. Due to the nature of the industry, physical fitness is required.
North Coast TAFE wants you to know that while this qualification has no formal entry requirements, we do want you to succeed, so we are providing information about the skills and knowledge that would help you complete this qualification. You do need to have, or be able to attain, a level of literacy and numeracy that will help you complete your course and ultimately to work in your chosen field.Students who complete this qualification level will gain the skills necessary to undertake routine activities and provide solutions to a limited range of predictable problems. Graduates will develop basic knowledge of an area of work and learning and will be able to talk and write about these.North Coast TAFE can provide support for reading, writing, maths and English Language. If you would like to know more about our support options please contact us.
Graduates may choose to go on to study higher level qualifications in the area of horticulture.
Tree cropping, vegetable or berry production, grape growing, mushroom production
A TAFE NSW Certificate IV or Diploma could give you up 6 to 12 months advanced standing in a university degree and some Advanced Diplomas offer even more credit.
Choosing a TAFE to University Pathway at North Coast TAFE is a great way to get practical ‘job ready’ skills and then gain entry to a university at an advanced stage.
More information can be found on our TAFE 2 uni page on our website.
Why study something again if you already have the skills and knowledge? Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is about helping you get your qualification faster and getting you to where you want to be!
Working with one of our RPL assessors we’ll review your life and work experiences as well as any previous study you may have done to confirm just what we can match up with your current course of study.
Note: Some short, licensing or compliance courses, eg Food Safety for Supervisors or First Aid are not granted RPL as demonstrated competency is required by regulatory authorities.
Find out more about RPL at North Coast TAFE
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North Coast TAFE offers a wide choice of courses, some that attract government subsidies and some that do not. The fees payable will vary, depending on your personal circumstances, your study history and the course you choose.
Your government subsidised fee, and your eligibility for concessions, exemptions and scholarships, are all calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.
The 2017 subsidised fees indicated on this page are indicative only and based on 2016 fees. The state government may make some small changes to fees and subsidies for 2017 enrolments and we will update our site if and when that happens.