The best candidates for this Diploma of Horticulture program are those who work in or administer parks, plant nurseries, plant reserves, private or public gardens, or private gardens.
Also, you will receive training in a variety of progressively complex technical fields that are applicable to the entire horticulture sector.
Besides that, your ability to conceptualize and carry out unique plant displays will improve. Your plant selection consulting skills for both residential and commercial landscape solutions will improve.
What you will study
Manage plant cultural practices
Plan a propagation program
Monitor and manage soils for production
Collect and classify plants
Identify, select and specify trees
Prepare estimates, quotes and tenders
Diagnose plant health problems
Develop a horticultural production plan
Design irrigation system maintenance and monitoring programs
Design sustainable landscapes
Demonstrate your knowledge of the various types of plants, their uses, and their cultures.
Apply horticultural principles to promote the healthy growth and production of horticultural plants.
Demonstrate the skills, knowledge, and character traits required to succeed in the horticulture industry.
Utilize horticultural applications by identifying ethical professional norms.
Utilize knowledge integration and synthesis to resolve horticultural problems.
Understand the relevance and scientific basis of the information you read or hear to be a critical information "consumer."
Effectively communicate within the profession and be able to transmit information and skills to non-specialist members of the general public.
Opportunities in the field of employment include the following:
Parks and gardens manager
Horticulture enterprise manager
Students must be physically fit to work in a field where they may be required to use or assist with horticulture-related tools.
Before enrolling in training or when it starts, you must pass reading and math tests, as well as a pre-training interview. These will validate your training plan, help establish whether you are a suitable fit for the course, and help you identify any needs for learning aid.
Candidates must successfully complete language, reading, and numeracy tests prior to the pre-training evaluation.
English Language Requirements
IELTS - 6.0
TOEFL - 60
Tuition Fee and Scholarships
AUD $15,934 Per Year