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Intro to Horticulture (Accredited)
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**The next course commences on 4th March 2019
This course is designed as a Taster for those who are unsure as to whether accredited training is for them, or whether Horticulture is the right pathway or who are simply not able to commit to a full course at this stage.
The Certificate II in Horticulture is a nationally recognized qualification from the AHC Agriculture, Horticulture, Conservation and Land Management Training Package. Completing this qualification, in part or in its entirety, in our 4.5 hectare urban farm here at CERES Community Environment Park provides students with a range of skills and units that are transferable to further study or a career in horticulture.
CERES Taster course offers 3 units*
Unit Code Unit Name
AHCPCM201 Recognise plants
AHCSOL202 Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing
AHCPER206 Plant and maintain permaculture crops
There is a maximum of 15 places in this class. Course delivery includes a range of activities and methodologies including practical demonstration and hands on learning, class discussion and use of a range of written and on-line materials.
CERES will provide all course written and gardening related learning resources. Students are required to provide and wear appropriate attire for working outdoors including safety boots where possible.
Assessment will be conducted in line with the Training Packages's requirements and will be through a range of practical demonstrations and some written assignments.
As part of the course enrolment process we provide a short Literacy & Numeracy test to determine any support needs and this will be sent to you. If you do not wish to undertake this you may sign a waiver, e.g. you have successfully completed a higher qualification.
** Please contact Karen Mengell, VET Coordinator and Pathways Planning Officer to apply 9389 0127 email@example.com
Please note that this course is only available to domestic students.
- How to sample and test soil and growing media
- How to plant and maintain permaculture crops
- How to recognise and identify plants
- An opportunity to test out whether horticulture or further accredited training is for you
- A great grounding in the basics of horticulture/permaculture on our 4.5 hectare urban farm working alongside our range of social enterprises such as our Honey Lane Organic Market Garden and our Propagation Area
- On successful completion 3 units from AHC20416 Cert II in Horticulture which can be credited against either a full Cert II or a range of Cert III's in the Horticulture Package
- Gardening gloves
- Appropriate weather gear eg sunhat
- Pen and paper
- Enthusiasm to learn and get your hands dirty
- Comfortable enclosed shoes/boots.
Clothes you don't mind getting dirty in!
Anyone interested in horticulture/permaculture who is considering the option of further study or future employment in this field