Diploma of Horticulture at Holmesglen Institute, Australia

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.

Description


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

Program Structure

Courses include:

  • 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

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate your knowledge of the various types of plants, their uses, and their cultures.


  1. Apply horticultural principles to promote the healthy growth and production of horticultural plants.


  1. Demonstrate the skills, knowledge, and character traits required to succeed in the horticulture industry.


  1. Utilize horticultural applications by identifying ethical professional norms.


  1. Utilize knowledge integration and synthesis to resolve horticultural problems.


  1. Understand the relevance and scientific basis of the information you read or hear to be a critical information "consumer."


  1. Effectively communicate within the profession and be able to transmit information and skills to non-specialist members of the general public.

Career Opportunities

Opportunities in the field of employment include the following:

  • Senior horticulturist

  • Parks and gardens manager

  • Horticulture enterprise manager

Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

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

Tuition fee

  • AUD $15,934 Per Year

$15,000 per year
  • Level
    Diploma
  • Delivery
    On Campus
  • Duration
    1.5 years
  • Application Fee
    None
  • Intake
    February
  • Language Test Score
    IELTS 5.5 or Equivalence
  • Scholarship
    $2,500 OFF