AHC20146 – Certificate II Horticulture

About This Course

This qualification underpins a range of work functions and job roles that can lead to a horticultural trade qualification.

Our Certificate II in Horticulture covers the following topics:

Use of chemicals

Use of machinery


Environmentally sustainable work practices

Planting and pruning trees and shrubs

Workplace communications

Weeds, pests, diseases and disorders

Soils and growing mediums



First Aid

Customer Service

Many of our past students have been interested in areas such as land care, garden maintenance and plants in general. During the year there are a great variety of opportunities for employment in garden maintenance. Our horticulture-based workshop gives students knowledge and experience, as well as a competitive edge.

Our leadership and management programs empower individuals to develop the skills and competency to organise and lead themselves, their teams and their organisation.

To ensure all students are supported during their studies, we have integrated the following features:

 Access to our e-learning platform

 Interactive workshops

 Individual support with mentoring and coaching options available

 A variety of comprehensive resource materials to encourage multi-sensory learning.

 Frequent communication between Transformational Institute trainer and student.

 An organisational mentor is also encouraged to be involved during the course.

To complete the full qualification, you will need to complete a total of 15 units; 5 core units and 10 elective units. This is the most current list of units. (Version 3.0) https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/AHC20416

Units of competency included in this course:


AHCPCM201 - Recognise plants

AHCPMG201 - Treat weeds

AHCPMG202 - Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders

AHCSOL202 - Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing

AHCWHS201 - Participate in work health and safety processes


AHCCHM201 - Apply chemicals under supervision

AHCMOM203 - Operate basic machinery and equipment

SIRXIND002 - Organise and maintain store environment

HLTAID011 - Provide First Aid

AHCNSY203 - Undertake propagation activities

AHCPGD203 - Prune shrubs and small trees

AHCWRK205 - Participate in workplace communications

AHCPGD201 - Plant trees and shrubs

SIRXCEG001 - Engage the customer

AHCWRK209 - Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

This course is a great opportunity for those looking to undertake job roles such as:

  • Sole Trader
  • Handyperson
  • Landscaper
  • Gardener
  • Grounds Person
  • Grounds Maintenance

At the completion of this course students can adequately use these skills in the field or they can go on to gain new employment. 

They could also look at completing another relevant course to expand their knowledge and skills. 

This course is very hands on! The practical component of this course is approximately 50% of the whole course.

These interactive workshops encourage student participation. Our trainers have industry experience and are dedicated to preparing and helping students develop their work related skills. These practical elements help students to develop these skills during the course. 

These workshops are highly engaging and may include group activities (such as planting, garden maintenance, learning to use machinery and other horticultural based tools) design activities, role-plays (such as customer service and stocktake), critical and creative thinking, discussions and MORE!

Government funding is available through our Smart and Skilled contract for eligible participants.

The student cost is set by Training Services NSW and all costs will be confirmed prior to pre-enrolment.

For a full list of course prices as well as other funding options and course information please contact us on 4969 7544.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) - Recognition of skills and knowledge gained through previous studies, work and life experiences may be used to award competency for Units of Competency within this qualification. Read more on Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer or call 4969 7544.

How to Enrol - Find out how to enrol.

Payment Options - Complete the enquiry form or call 4969 7544 to learn more about the following payment options and course fees.

  1. Government Funding is available under smart and skilled for eligible participants. Other funding options may also be available for you, please contact us for more information.
  2. Pay upfront for the full cost of your qualification in one easy payment.
  3. Set up payment plan (contact us for more information).

Course Details


Facilities in Newcastle and Maitland

Delivery Modes:

Face to Face | Online 


6 - 12 months

Next Start Date:

Contact us for more information

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We have traineeship opportunities available to provide employment and training in horticulture.

Please contact us to find out more about these opportunities.