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Step outside, soak up that rich vitamin D and bring some natural flair to the modern world with a horticulture certificate or diploma.

At Holmesglen, we recognise that creative boundaries are made to be broken, with our students encouraged to work alongside new and innovative forms. Help create peace and serenity within the concrete jungle, while learning the essential skills to launch your career as a horticulturalist, arborist or turf management expert.

You will learn how to design and construct gardens, grow plants, manage and conserve the land or manage sports turf.

Our students are participants in the Achievable Gardens competition at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show, regularly winning gold.

Whether you're interested in maintaining the chequered green of one of our hallowed sporting turfs or keeping the harmony within one of our natural beauties, working in horticulture is about preserving all that is good in this world.

Courses available (12)

Certificate II

  • Horticulture
    Pre-apprenticeship
    Waverley
    Certificate II in Horticulture Holmesglen TAFE
    AHC20416
    • Start February / July

    This course has been developed for those looking for an introduction to the horticulture industry.You will learn the basic skills in horticulture, as well as an overview of the specialist skills in five horticulture trades: parks and gardens, landscape construction, nursery, sports turf management and arboriculture.You will study in Holmesglen's specialised horticulture training facilities which includes access to industry machinery, landscaping and turf management grounds and park facilities. [...]

Certificate III

  • Arboriculture
    Traineeship & On Campus Course
    Waverley
    AHC30816
    • Start Various dates throughout the year

    This course provides you with the necessary skills and knowledge that, when combined with workplace skills, will enable you to perform the function of an arboriculture tradesperson. It has been designed for employees and employers in the arboriculture industry or those who are wishing to gain employment in the arboriculture industry.After completion of this course, you may be employed by arborists, tree care companies, local councils and parkland operators.During your study, you will experience tree [...]

  • Landscape Construction
    Apprenticeship
    Waverley
    Certificate III in Landscape Construction Holmesglen TAFE
    AHC30916
    • Start Various dates throughout the year

    This course provides you with the necessary skills and knowledge that, when combined with workplace skills enhancement, will enable you to perform the work of a landscape gardening constructor. The course is run in accordance with the National Industry Competency Standards for Landscape Construction.Roles in the industry can be varied and include construction and maintenance of domestic and commercial landscapes, or the construction and installation of amenity and recreational landscape structures.You may also undertake the [...]

  • Parks and Gardens
    Apprenticeship
    Waverley
    AHC31016
    • Start Various dates throughout the year

    Throughout the course you will develop the necessary skills and knowledge to work in the management and maintenance of public and private parks, reserves and gardens, natural bushland and community recreation areas. You will gain skills in the design and implementation of special plant displays and be able to give advice on plant selection and use in domestic and commercial situations.

  • Production Nursery
    Apprenticeship
    Waverley
    Certificate III in Production Nursery Holmesglen TAFE
    AHC31116
    • Start Various dates throughout the year

    This course provides you with the necessary skills and knowledge that, when combined with increased workplace skills, will enable you to perform the work of a production nursery person. This course is run in accordance with the National Industry Competency Standards for Production Nursery.You will develop skills and knowledge in the propagation, production and maintenance of plants for sale and hire. You will learn about the wholesaling and dispatching of plants and associated products, and [...]

  • Retail Nursery
    Apprenticeship
    Waverley
    AHC31216
    • Start Various dates throughout the year

    This course provides you with the necessary skills and knowledge that, when combined with workplace skills enhancement, will enable you to perform the work of a retail nursery person. This course is run in accordance with the National Industry Competency Standards for Retail Nursery.Throughout the course you will develop skills and knowledge in the propagation, production and maintenance of plants for sale and hire. You will learn about the retailing of plants and associated products, [...]

  • Sports Turf Management
    Apprenticeship
    Waverley
    AHC31316
    • Start Various dates throughout the year

    This course provides you with the necessary skills and knowledge that, when combined with workplace skills enhancement, will enable you to perform the work of a turf tradesperson. This course is run in accordance with the National Industry Competency Standards for turf.You will learn skills in the establishment and maintenance of recreational turf, the preparation of sports playing surfaces and the management of recreational and sports turf facilities. You will also learn how to provide [...]

Certificate IV

  • Horticulture
    Waverley
    Certificate IV in Horticulture Holmesglen TAFE
    AHC40416
    • Start February / July

    This course allows you to develop post-trade skills and knowledge across a broad coverage of the horticulture industry, prior to undertaking higher level roles in the workplace. You will learn a variety of skills including the design and implementation of special plant displays and the provision of advice on plant selection and landscape solutions for domestic and commercial situations.This course is suitable if you are currently working in the industry or if you are interested [...]

Diploma

  • International
    Horticulture
    Waverley
    Diploma of Horticulture Holmesglen TAFE
    AHC50416
    • Start February / July

    This course is designed for:People who are new to the horticulture industry and need to acquire practical and theoretical skillsPeople seeking employment within the horticulture industryThose who are involved in entrepreneurial aspects of the horticulture industry - particularly designed for these peopleNew or intending owners of horticulture businesses who need to acquire skills in assessing technical, economic and managerial problemsThose currently in landscape, updating and enhancing existing skills. [...]

  • International
    Landscape Design
    Waverley
    Diploma of Landscape Design Holmesglen TAFE
    AHC50616
    • Start February / July

    During this course you will learn a variety of skills including the design, management, implementation and maintenance of a range of projects, which may be in landscaping, parks and gardens, community based projects, or activities undertaken in the commercial or private sector.You will also gain knowledge in assessing sites and the provision of advice on plant selection and landscape solutions for domestic and commercial situations.This course is suitable for those who are currently working in [...]

  • Sports Turf Management
    Waverley
    Diploma of Sports Turf Management Holmesglen TAFE
    AHC51016
    • Start Various dates throughout the year

    This course has been developed for those currently working in the sports turf area who have completed a minimum of AHC31316 Certificate III in Sports Turf Management. Typically you will have considerable experience in your industry along with a strong sense of your work requirements and management expectations.Specifically designed for professionals aiming to further their career, the course will develop your ability to manage individuals in the workplace and/or to develop or review management practices. [...]

Programs for Secondary School Students

  • Horticulture
    VET Delivered to Secondary Students (previously VETiS)
    Waverley
    Certificate II in Horticulture Holmesglen TAFE
    AHC20416
    • Start February

    This is a VET Delivered to Secondary Students (previously VETiS) course and can only be completed as part of your VCE or VCAL program.This course offers you the opportunity to acquire a wide range of skills. You will learn how to build timber and retaining walls, maintain gardens, test soil, drive a tractor, operate a dingo digger, use a ride on mower, and identify pests and diseases in plants. It is a great course if [...]

Horticulture Open Days

  • 2Nov
    Horticulture
    Waverley
    OD3143

    Visit us on Open Day for an overview of the Horticulture industry, starting at 4.30pm. You'll get to tour the horticulture department's facilities (at the Waverley campus), talk to teachers and get the information you need to study a course in horticulture, arboriculture, landscape construction and design, parks and gardens, nursery, turf or sustainability. We'll even help you apply on the night!

    - , Thu 2 Nov - bookings essential.

    Holmesglen Waverley Campus, 595 Waverley Road, Glen Waverley, Vic Australia

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