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Gain the knowledge and skills to work in a senior role in the horticulture industry. Learn about plant health, budgets, contracts, analysing data and managing projects. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include Senior Horticulturist, Parks and Garden manager and Horticulture enterprise manager. Course details

Payment options

$15000 VET Student Loan available


Cairns, Cannonvale (Whitsunday), Townsville Trade Training Centre

Key dates and info


Full time: 12 months / 3 days per week

Course details


  • Full Fee $3,200 - $10,287

Cost details

1300 656 959

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How to enrol

Key dates

Cairns Any time Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Cannonvale (Whitsunday) Any time Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Townsville Trade Training Centre Any time Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Full time / 3 days per week Classroom

Entry requirements

Although this qualification may be accessed by direct enrty it is a requirement that prospective candidates hold a minimum of a Certificate III in Horticulture or similar.

Students who already possess industry experience and have the required skills and knowledge can be assessed through the RPL process. Candidates must validate their ability to meet all industry benchmarks as required for each relevant unit.


Gatton, Newton, Eureka and Wilkinson Streets
Manunda QLD 4870

Cannonvale (Whitsunday)
Shute Harbour Road
Cannonvale QLD 4802

Townsville Trade Training Centre
763 Ingham Road
Townsville QLD 4818

Resources required

Please be aware that you will also be required to supply the following items at your own cost:

  • Broad brimmed hat for all outdoor activities.
  • Steel capped safety boots are required while engaged in work actrivities and while students are in designated areas of TAFE.
  • Long sleeved cotton shirts and cotton pants are highly recommended *Singlet tops are not allowed.
  • USB memory/flash stick - recommended size 2GB.
  • A calculator, biros (preferably blue or black ink), pemcils, eraser, whiteout (optional) and ruler.

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player.


Townsville Trade Training Centre: 44weeks attending 3 days/week. Monday - Wednesday 8:30am - 3:30pm

Please note, the timetable for future semesters may differ to the current schedule. If you need help or can't find what you are looking for, give us a call on 1300 656 959.



Not all electives available at all campuses

RPL Pricing: $3,200.00

Please note that if students are wishing to access VET Student Loans to pay for their fees, they must meet the ‘Student entry procedure’ requirements; namely:

  • obtains a copy of a Senior Secondary Certificate of Education that has been awarded to the student by an agency or authority of a State or Territory for the student’s completion of year 12; or

  • the student is assessed as displaying competence at or above Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework in both reading and numeracy; and that the VET provider reasonably believes that the student displays that competence.

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$3,200 - $10,287


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Full fee

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Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.


The Queensland Government will offset the cost of study for eligible students. You will still need to pay for a portion of your study costs. The amount above is what you will need to pay.


You are eligible for the concession price of a course if you are eligible for subsidised training, and are listed on an Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, if you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you hold a Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card, or if you have a disability. Further information about concessions.

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Additional Costs

There are no additional costs to study this course.


AHC50416 Diploma of Horticulture

Job prospects

  • Science Technicians
  • Gardener (General)

Enrol now

You're ready if you have:

  • checked your important dates (under the course details tab)
  • checked you meet the entry requirements (under the course details tab)
  • checked your course costs and know which payment option is right for you
    (under the costs tab)
  • Read the student rules and refund policy
  • Created your Unique Student Identifier and can provide this code to TAFE Queensland
  • If you are applying for a subsidised cost, please ensure you have all the relevant documents at time of enrolment

All done? Then you're ready to enrol

All done? Then head to the link below to complete your enrolment:

Enrolment options

By telephone: 1300 656 959. In person: at any TAFE Queensland North location.

Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning

Fast-track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner.

Find out more about RPL

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Last updated on 21 April 2017

Talk to us

1300 656 959

Payment options

$15000 VET Student Loan available