Horticulture

If you enjoy working with your hands, in a variety of settings undertaking various activities, where no two days are the same, you may be suited for a landbased career.

Programmes

Courses

  • Agrichemical Safety and Use

    • Code: HORT.3020
    • Fee: $498
    • Level: 3
    • Credits: 15

    The aim of this course is to develop students' awareness of agrichemical legislation and safety both theoretically and practically.

  • Gardening, Weeds and Vegetable Production

    • Code: HORT.2019
    • Fee: $498
    • Level: 2
    • Credits: 15

    The aim of this course is to give students the skills and knowledge to prepare a garden bed, plant plants and bulbs, care for and maintain a garden, identify and control weeds and understand the principles of vegetable growing.

  • Introductory Chainsaw Safety and Use

    • Code: FROP.3001
    • Fee: $470
    • Level: 3
    • Credits: 10

    This course provides students with the knowledge of basic maintenance and safe use of a chainsaw for non-commercial or domestic use.

  • Landscape Design and Maintenance

    • Code: HORT.5003
    • Fee: $498
    • Level: 5
    • Credits: 15

    The aim of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to prepare a detailed landscape design suitable for delivery to a client and develop a maintenance plan for a landscaped area.

  • Landscape Design Drawing Principles and Plant Selection

    • Code: HORT.4003
    • Fee: $498
    • Level: 4
    • Credits: 15

    This course will provide students with the knowledge and skills to use a variety of drawing techniques and tools to create a range of landscape designs. Students will be able to select and recommend plants for specific landscape situations.

  • Landscape Principles and Design

    • Code: HORT.4012
    • Fee: $498
    • Level: 4
    • Credits: 15

    This course will give students knowledge of landscape design principles and tools, assessment of different designs and the skills to draw landscape plans.

  • Pests, Diseases and Disorders of Plants

    • Code: HORT.4016
    • Fee: $498
    • Level: 4
    • Credits: 15

    The aim of this course is to give students core skills and knowledge to identify and control a range of common pests, diseases and disorders of plants.

  • Plant Propagation

    • Code: HORT.4015
    • Fee: $498
    • Level: 4
    • Credits: 15

    The aim of this course is to provide students with the skills and knowledge to propagate a range of plants utilising different propagation techniques.

  • Plant Science

    • Code: HORT.3007
    • Fee: $498
    • Level: 3
    • Credits: 15

    This course will provide students with knowledge of plant structures and their functions and how environmental factors can affect plant growth.

  • Principles of Organic Gardening and Production

    • Code: HORT.4020
    • Fee: $498
    • Level: 4
    • Credits: 15

    The aim of this course is to develop students' knowledge and skills in organic horticulture and gardening.

  • Pruning Trees and Shrubs, Theory and Practical

    • Code: HORT.3005
    • Fee: $498
    • Level: 3
    • Credits: 15

    This course will provide students with knowledge of pruning and training principles, how common amenity plants can be pruned and demonstrate practical pruning skills on a selection of small trees and shrubs.

  • Soils and Factors that Influence Plant Growth

    • Code: HORT.3016
    • Fee: $498
    • Level: 3
    • Credits: 15

    The aim of this course is to introduce the principles of soil care and maintenance of the soil, identify factors that influence plant growth and how a grower can manage these factors.

  • Workplace First Aid

    • Code: FAID.3001
    • Fee: $229
    • Level: 3
    • Credits: 5

    This course will provide students with knowledge and skills relevant to the practice of workplace first aid.

Page last updated: 18 Mar 2014