Landscape Education

  • If you are interested in learning about landscape design, landscape construction, horticulture or any combination of these things, there are many courses available.

    Many Victorian TAFE colleges offer certificate III and IV courses in horticulture, we have listed many below. There are also several private training organisations that also offer courses plus correspondence courses.

    The certificate III courses are the trade qualification for apprentices. Starting times vary from college to college, we would suggest that you contact your closest provider and discuss your training and education needs directly. If you have been working in the industry for some time, you may be able to have your skills and experience recognised through a Recognition For Prior Learning (RPL) program.

    The landscape and broader horticulture industry offers a large variety of career options for men and women.

    Read the profile of our 2015 Victorian Landscape Apprentice of the Year >>>


  • Holmesglen TAFE

    www.holmesglen.vic.edu.au
    Waverly Campus - 595 Waverley Road, Glen Waverley

    Courses

    • Certificate II in Horticulture  
    • Certificate III in Arboriculture
    • Certificate III in Landscape Construction
    • Certificate III in Parks and Gardens
    • Certificate III in Production Nursery
    • Certificate III in Retail Nursery
    • Certificate III in Sports Turf Managment
    • Certificate IV in Horticulture
    • Diploma of Horticulture
    • Diploma of Landscape Design
    • Diploma of Sports Turf Managment
    • Diploma of Sustainability
    • Certificate II in Conservation and Land Managment
    • Diploma of Conservation and Land Management
    • Certificate II in Floristry (Assisant)
    • Certificate III in Floristry
    • AGVET Chemical Users Course   –  Beginners
    • AGVET Chemical Users Course   –  Update


    Short Courses

    • Chainsaw training  – for industries
    • Tree Climbing Course   –  for industries
    • Skid Steer
    • Front Loader
    • White Card
    • Landscape Design Certificate (drawing techniques only)
    • Computer Graphics for Landscaping

    See others at www.holmesglen.edu.au/shortcourses

    Contact
    Horticulture Department

    Phone: (03) 9564 6391
    horticulture@holmesglen.edu.au


  • Murray Mallee

    Murray Mallee Training Co.

    www.mmtc.com.au
    Head Office : 335-339 Campbell St, Swan Hill VIC 3585 

    Registered Training Organisation delivering the following Training Qualifications.  MMTC Ltd specialises in Workplace Delivery.

    • AHC30710 Certificate III in Horticulture

    • AHC30910 Certificate III in Landscape Construction
    • AHC31010 Certificate III in Parks and Gardens


    Other courses available

    • First Aid
    • Excavator
    • Skid Steer Loader
    • Chemical Users
    • Construction Induction Card


    Contact
    David McFarland
    Training Consultant
    Mobile: 0417 558 177
    Email: dmcfarland@mmtc.com.au


  • Melbourne Polytechnic

    Melbourne Polytechnic

    Fairfield, Greensborough
    www.melbournepolytechnic.edu.au

    Courses

    Greensborough Campus

    • Certificate in Horticultural Operation (Certificate II)
    • Diploma in Horticulture (Landscape)
    • Certificate IV in Horticulture (Landscape)
    • Diploma in Horticulture (General)


    Fairfield Campus

    • Certificate III in Horticulture (Landscape)
    • Certificate III in Horticulture (Landscape) Adult Trade
    • Certificate IV in Horticulture (General)
    • Certificate IV in Applied Design


    Short Courses (Fairfield Campus)

    • Skid Steer Licensing
    • Red Card Training
    • Single units of Certificate IV 
    • Prepare a garden design
    • Basic CAD Level 1


    Contacts
    Mike Hirst – Program Coordinator (Fairfield Campus)
    Phone: (03) 9269 8842  
    Email: michaelh-hrt@nmit.vic.edu.au

    Maureen Doherty (Greensborough Campus)
    Phone: (03) 9269 1941
    Email: maureend-hrt@nmit.vic.edu.au


  • Swinburne TAFE

    Wantirna

    www.tafe.swin.edu.au

    Courses:

    Certificate II courses

    1. AHC20416 Certificate II in Horticulture
    2. AHC20616 Certificate II in Landscaping
    3. AHC21016 Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management

    Certificate III courses ( Apprentice groups,   full-time and part-time study options for non-apprenticeship students)

    1. AHC30716 Certificate III in Horticulture
    2. AHC30916 Certificate III in Landscape Construction
    3. AHC31016 Certificate III in Parks and Gardens
    4. AHC31116 Certificate III in Production Nursery
    5. AHC31216 Certificate III in Retail Nursery
    6. AHC31416 Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management
    7. AHC32816 Certificate III in Rural Operations
    8. BSB30315 Certificate III in Micro Business Operations

    Certificate IV courses (available through the Building Department part-time Night)

    1. CPC40110 Certificate IV Building and Construction(Building)

    Diploma courses ( full time, part time and evening classes)

    1. AHC50416 Diploma of Horticulture
    2. AHC50616 Diploma of Landscape Design
    3. AHC51116 Diploma of Conservation and Land Management

    CONTACT DETAILS:
    Certificate II: Rod Thorne, 92101162 (rthorne@swin.edu.au)
    Certificate III: and IV: Frank Somerville, 92101131 (fsomerville@swin.edu.au)
    Diploma: Iain Harrison, 92101918 (iharrison@swin.edu.au)


  • Gordon Tafe

    GORDON TAFE

    www.thegordon.edu.au
    East Campus, Boundary Rd, East Geelong.

    COURSES

    • Certificate II Horticulture (AHC40216)
    • Certificate II Conservation and Land Management (AHC21016)
    • Certificate III Horticulture (AHC30716) 
    • Certificate III Landscape Construction (AHC30916) 
    • Certificate III Parks and Gardens (AHC31016)
    • Certificate III Production Nursery (AHC31116)
    • Certificate III Sports Turf Management (AHC31316)
    • Certificate III Conservation and Land Management (AHC31416)
    • Certificate IV Horticulture (AHC40416)
    • Certificate IV Conservation and Land Management (AHC40916) 
    • Diploma of Horticulture (AHC50416)
    • Diploma of Conservation and Land Management (AHC50416)
    • Diploma of Sports Turf Management (AHC51016)

    These qualifications are delivered to apprentice groups, and as full-time and part-time study options for non-apprenticeship students.

    SHORT COURSES

    • Ag Vet Chemical Course

    Contacts
    Peter Fitzgerald – Program Coordinator (Horticultural Department)
    Phone:(52) 52466237  
    Email: pfitzgerald@gordontafe.edu.au


  • Kangan Institute

    Pearcedale Parade, Broadmeadows

    www.kangan.edu.au

    Landscaping Certificate Courses

    • AHC21610 - Certificate II in Landscaping
    • AHC30910 - Certificate III in Landscape Construction
    • AHC40410 - Certificate IV in Horticulture, Inc.: Domestic Builders Limited - Landscape training (DB-L) designed to help you become ready for the Builders Registration certification assessment.

    Diploma Courses

    • AHC50410 - Diploma of Horticulture
    • AHC50610 - Diploma of Landscape Design

    Both of these Diploma courses can be completed as part of a dual diploma in conjunction with units from the:

    • 221005VIC - Diploma in Sustainability

    Short Courses

    • Chainsaw operations and maintenance course
    • Safe use of Chemicals course
    • Skid steer operators course (Mini Loader)

    Design/CAD Course

    (A design course for the landscaping trade, using “industry standard” CAD software, and a chance to  develop your hand drawing skills as well)
     

    Contacts
    Andrew Priest - Program Leader - Horticulture
    P: (03) 9279 2539    M: 0432 757 274   E: apriest@kangan.edu.au

    Simon Starr  - Apprentice Contact
    P: (03) 9279 2608     M: 0421 050 724   E: sstarr@kangan.edu.au


  • Chisholm Institute of TAFE

    Cranbourne

    www.chisholm.edu.au

    Training conducted at Chisholm’s purpose built facility at Cranbourne
     

    Courses

    1. Certificate II Horticulture (AHC40210)
    2. Certificate III Horticulture (AHC30710) 
    3. Certificate III Landscape Construction (AHC30910) 
    4. Certificate III Parks and Gardens (AHC31010)
    5. Certificate III Production Nursery (AHC31110)
    6. Certificate III Irrigation (AHC32412) 
    7. Certificate III Sports Turf Management (AHC31310)
    8. Certificate IV Horticulture (AHC40410)
    9. Certificate IV Conservation and Land Management (AHC40910) 
    10. Diploma of Horticulture (AHC50410)
    11. Diploma of Conservation and Land Management (AHC51110)
    12. Diploma of Landscape Design (AHC50610)


    Short courses

    • Construction Induction (White Card)


    Contact
    Chisholm TAFE
    Phone: 1300 244 746
    Email: enquiries@chisholm.edu.au


  • Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE

    Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE

    Shepparton

    www.gotafe.vic.edu.au


    GOTAFE offers an exciting and comprehensive range of programs which provide quality skills and training to industry and the wider community. Courses can be undertaken at our well-established campuses in Wangaratta and Shepparton. The mixture of on-campus and on-line delivery modes are perfect for a busy lifestyle or to minimise long-distance travel.

    Courses

    • Certificate II in Horticulture
    • Certificate II in Conservation & Land Management
    • Certificate III in Horticulture
    • Certificate III in Conservation & Land Management
    • Dual Qualification – CIII Horticulture/CIII Conservation & Land Management
    • Certificate III in Landscape Construction
    • Certificate III in Parks and Gardens
    • Certificate III in Production Horticulture
    • Certificate III in Sports Turf Management
    • Certificate IV in Horticulture
    • Certificate IV in Conservation & Land Management
    • Diploma of Conservation & Land Management (commencing 2016)


    Short Courses

    • Chainsaw Operations
    • Landscape Construction
    • Bringing Back the Bush
    • Plant Propagation
    • Pruning Principles and Techniques
    • Weed Control
    • Grow What Where
    • Growing Great Gardens
    • Designing Sustainable Landscapes
    • AGVET Chemical Users Course - Beginners
    • AGVET Chemical Users Course - Refresher


    Contact:
    Robyn Saunders
    Horticulture & Conservation Land Management
    Phone: (03) 5833 2842

    rsaunders@gotafe.vic.edu.au