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AHC20416 – Certificate II in Horticulture (SbAT)

Start Date: Enrolments closed for 2020
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AHC20416 – Certificate II in Horticulture (SbAT)

Get Your Hands Dirty, With A Career In The Horticulture Industry

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


Example Pathways*

Certificate II level
Flower Grower
Horticultural Assistant

Certificate III level
Horticulturist
Gardener

Apprenticeship level
Turf Management
Landscaping
Production Horticulture (Nursery)
Parks and Gardens

Certificate IV level
Horticulturist
Gardener

Diploma level
Horticulture Manager

Advanced Diploma level
Horticulture Business Manager

*Jobs titles and pathways have been included as a guide only – contact your local school for more information. This course does not guarantee entry into higher education or university study or a employment outcome at the completion of a SbAT/VETiS.
Information about pathways can be obtained from this website https://www.aapathways.com.au/

Course Structure

12months / Wednesdays 1:30pm – 5:30pm

Work Placements

Students will have the opportunity to participate in structured workplace learning as part of their studies.  On occasions, this may take place during school holidays, you will be notified as to these times and dates.

Employer and Training Provider

Employer: Victorian Group Training Co Ltd.
Training Provider: Diversitat Training (TOID: 5819)

The Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) Level

Overall ACSF levels for this course
LEARNINGL3
READINGR3
WRITINGW3
ORAL COMMUNICATIONOC3
NUMERACYN3

Work Placement (VETiS)

Diversitat organises and administers work placements to students during course services where required. The opportunity of work placement provides:

  • The student with the opportunity to gain real world experience in their chosen industry;
  • The student to gain initial access to a potential future employer; and
  • The host employer to support and ‘test’ a student as a potential employee.

Workplace learning programs are to achieve curriculum outcomes and enhance the vocational, educational and social development of students.

Diversitat ensures that students with special needs are provided with opportunities on the same basis as other students. This includes identifying and liaising with the workplace around adjustments and accommodations that students with disabilities may require.

Start Date: Enrolments closed for 2020
Day Course - 12 months Wed 1:30 - 5:30pm / 1 Placement day per week

Units of Study

This program consists of a total of 15 units. 5 core units and 10 elective units which must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

Core Units

  • AHCPCM201
    Recognise Plants
  • AHCPCM201
    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

Elective Units

  • AHCPGD201
    Plant trees and shrubs
  • AHCCHM201
    Apply chemicals under supervision
  • AHCNSY203
    Undertake propagation activities
  • AHCWRK209
    Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • AHCPCM301
    Implement a plant nutrition program
  • AHCTRF204
    Support turf establishment
  • AHCWRK204
    Work effectively in the industry
  • AHCIRG331
    Install pressurised irrigation systems
  • AHCLSC202
    Construct low profile timber and modular retaining walls
  • AHCWRK208
    Provide information on product and services

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Entry Requirements

Technology Requirements

Diversitat Training qualifications require students to have an intermediate understanding of the use of computers and the internet. If they do not have skills at the required level they will be provided with additional support such as one on one training, mentoring and peer support. Students are recommended to have access to a computer and a broadband internet connection at home.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy Requirements

All students are assessed prior to enrolment to ensure they achieve competence at the required ACSF level utilising Diversitat’s Qualification Suitability Assessment tool (LLN Robot) and during the pre-training review interview.

The tool assesses Reading, Writing, Numeracy, Oral Communication and Learning skills; as well as the applicant’s suitability for the specific qualification applied for.

A Pre-Training Assessment is conducted prior to enrolment to determine the ACSF levels of the student. The assessment tools used are accompanied by a marking guide. This marking guide ensures consistency between assessors. All staff undertaking assessment of the completed ACSF pre training assessment tools have received training in this task.

Pre-Training Review (pre- enrolment process)


To ensure that you enrol in a course that is the most suitable and appropriate and one that will offer you the best opportunity for success, prior to enrolment you will be required to undertake a Pre Training Review, which includes;

Pathways conversation

We will discuss with you and record your responses;

  • your aspirations and interests and consider how this will lead you to the job you want or to further study
  • the skills, experiences and education you already have
  • how your language, literacy and numeracy skills will best suit the course
  • how we can ensure the learning strategies and materials suit you
  • If you need support with access and the use of technology
  • How you prefer to study
  • If you need any other support to help you

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)


Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) involves a formal recognition of the skills and knowledge you have already achieved through previous studies, work and life experiences.

To obtain Recognition of Prior Learning you must satisfy the requirements for the entire unit, not just some parts of it.

If you believe you qualify, we will formally assess your existing skills and knowledge and determine if they can count towards your qualification and shorten the period of training. This will take into account;

  • work-related training courses
  • on-the-job skills and work experience
  • volunteer and community work
  • a combination of all of the above

There is Fees for RPL are determined based on units and nominal hours.

Credit Transfer

Obligation to recognise qualifications and statement of attainments (Credit Transfer)

It is our obligation to recognise qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other RTOs which align to your proposed course of study. This is known as Credit Transfer (CT).

You may be eligible for credit transfer of units if you have studied before. This means you will not need to repeat a unit if you can provide certified evidence of successfully completing a unit that is equivalent to a unit currently included in a course or traineeship.

To apply for a Credit Transfer you will need to present the original certified copy of Qualification or Statement of Attainment and a transcript clearly indicating the course and units undertaken and results obtained. This should take place prior to the commencement of the course.

If you are a full fee paying student, You will need to provide the evidence within 2 weeks of your enrolment application or you will be charged tuition for those units.

There is no fee for Credit Transfer.

Course Fees and Charges


This training is delivered by Diversitat Training TOID: 5819.
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.

Different levels of Government subsidy are available – Diversitat Training can help you to determine if you are eligible for a Government subsidy of your training through Skills First. More information about Fees and Charges can be found in our Student Handbook which can be downloaded from Current Students page.

PLEASE NOTE: Fees may apply for placement depending on the facility. If additional fees apply, this will be discussed with any students affected individually.

Some courses are only available as full fee for service (FFS). To view the course fees for this course please click on button to view course fees on this web page.

Am I eligible for a funded place?

You may be eligible for funding support from the State or Commonwealth Government under a range of training support and incentive programs.

The Victorian Government Skills First funding is making vocational education and training more accessible to students who do not hold a post-school qualification, or who want to gain a higher level qualification than they already hold.

The Skills First funding is an entitlement to a Victorian government subsidised place in recognised training that can be accessed at any time and it will continue to be available for training at successively higher levels.

However, please note, undertaking this course may affect your eligibility for funded training with the Victorian Government in the future, as:

  • You can’t start* more than 2 subsidised courses in a year.
  • You can’t do more than 2 subsidised courses at the same time.
  • You can’t start* more than 2 subsidised courses at the same qualification level in your life.

Diversitat Training will check your eligibility before offering you a funded place. Information on how to prepare for your eligibility assessment is here: https://www.skills.vic.gov.au/victorianskillsgateway/Understand/Pages/eligibilityassessment.aspx

If you are eligible for funding, the Victorian Government Skills First can contribute to the cost of your training.

For more information on Skills First Funding, visit;

http://www.education.vic.gov.au/skillsfirst/Pages/students. aspx

Student Handbook


The Student Handbook contains important information which individuals should read before enrolling in a course at Diversitat Training.
The handbook contains detailed information including:

  • Section A Training and Assessment
  • Section B Student application and enrolment
  • Section C Fees and charges, including fee waivers, and exemptions
  • Section F Students Rights and Responsibilities
  • Section G Policies

The Student Handbook can be downloaded from Student Information page.

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The tabs above provide the full breakdown of fees & charges for funded (funding without concession),  concession funding and Fee for Service (full fee paying). which displays in the table below.

Diversitat Training staff will be able to help you determine if you are eligible for funding or Concession or no funding (fee for service). For a detailed explanation of Fees & Charges please have a look at our Fees & Charges page.

Learner Tuition Fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

Study options: C = Classroom Based Learning, W = Workplace Based Traineeship

PLEASE NOTE: Fees may apply for placement depending on the facility. If additional fees apply, this will be discussed with any students affected individually.

Some courses are only available as full fee for service (FFS).

 

Study OptionTuition CostAmenitiesMaterialsResourcesOtherTotal Fee
Traineeship$300.00$50.00$100.00$450.00

The tabs above provide the full breakdown of fees & charges for funded (funding without concession),  concession funding and Fee for Service (full fee paying). which displays in the table below.

Diversitat Training staff will be able to help you determine if you are eligible for funding or Concession or no funding (fee for service). For a detailed explanation of Fees & Charges please have a look at our Fees & Charges page.

Learner Tuition Fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

Study options: C = Classroom Based Learning, W = Workplace Based Traineeship

PLEASE NOTE: Fees may apply for placement depending on the facility. If additional fees apply, this will be discussed with any students affected individually.

Some courses are only available as full fee for service (FFS).

 

Study OptionTuition CostAmenitiesMaterialsResourcesOtherTotal Fee
Traineeship$60.00$50.00$100.00$210.00

The tabs above provide the full breakdown of fees & charges for funded (funding without concession),  concession funding and Fee for Service (full fee paying). which displays in the table below.

Diversitat Training staff will be able to help you determine if you are eligible for funding or Concession or no funding (fee for service). For a detailed explanation of Fees & Charges please have a look at our Fees & Charges page.

Learner Tuition Fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

Study options: C = Classroom Based Learning, W = Workplace Based Traineeship

PLEASE NOTE: Fees may apply for placement depending on the facility. If additional fees apply, this will be discussed with any students affected individually.

Some courses are only available as full fee for service (FFS).

 

Study OptionTuition CostAmenitiesMaterialsResourcesOtherTotal Fee
Traineeship$3,000$3,000

Additional Information

More information

Call 5246 9600

or visit us at 68-70 Little Ryrie Street, Geelong

 

Issuing Certificates

On successful completion, participants will be awarded AHC20416 – Certificate II in Horticulture. For unit completion only, a Statement of Attainment will be awarded.

Induction before you start the course

You will be given a formal induction at the beginning of your course. Important details are further communicated in the Student Handbook which can be downloaded from Current Students page.

There is a formal induction checklist that you will be taken through and at the end of induction you will be asked to sign the checklist to verify that you understand the details, including competency based assessment and reasonable adjustment, assessment methods, due dates and delivery requirements, surveys and the complaints/appeals process.

Alongside this there are also worksite inductions conducted if you are participating in placement as part of your training.

Access & Equity / Reasonable Adjustment

Modification or adjustments may be made to the learning materials and methods suitable to the student.

At times students may require adjustment to assessment (for example students with a physical disability). By applying reasonable adjustment, aiming to respect the student’s learning needs, whilst delivering quality training, and promote access and equity consistently to all students ensures a fair and reasonable assessment and work judged on merit, demonstrating no victimisation nor discrimination.

For more information about reasonable adjustment please visit the Current Students page on our website and download the latest Student Handbook.

Important

Completing a qualification does not guarantee a job outcome, any possible job titles above have been included as a guide only. Completing a qualification does not guarantee a license by an industry regulator within the course jurisdiction. There are no guaranteed employment or qualification outcomes in the VET sector.

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