Our Certificate II in Horticulture program provides an excellent opportunity for students interested in pursuing careers in conservation, land management or Environmental Science to engage in the practical management of our Currency Creek wetlands, bushland and surrounding waterways.
An ideal beginning to future pathways, students will learn about safe work practices and environmentally sustainable work practices, as well as developing selected skills in areas such as flora, weeds, nursery practices, planting trees, park facilities, and soils. Students completing this program receive a Nationally Accredited qualification, as well as developing a broad range of practical skills in the use of equipment and machinery.
Development of Key Skills and Competencies
The Certificate II qualification consists of 15 units of competency from the following areas:
- Operate basic machinery and equipment
- WHS in the workplace
- Nursery practice
- Treat weeds and apply chemicals under supervision
- Environmentally sustainable work practices
- Flora studies
Students are assessed on both written work and practical skills, ensuring that they are equipped with both the skills and knowledge as a strong foundation to be operators in the fields of conservation, lands, parks and wildlife, or natural area restoration.