Certificate III In Protected Horticulture
This qualification describes the skills and knowledge for individuals who work in the protected horticulture industry undertaking skilled work in the areas of picking, packing, crop and nursery work. Individuals with this qualification perform tasks involving a broad range of skills that are applied in a wide variety of contexts, which will involve discretion and judgement in selecting and operating equipment, coordinating resources and apply contingency measures during work.
The course will be delivered in 52 weeks (one year).
Full-time study for 40 weeks and a break period of 12 weeks between 4 study terms. Each study term is approx. 10 weeks long.
The scheduled contact study per week is 16 hours.
The classes are scheduled per study week for two full days (9 am to 5 pm)
There are also additional 14 hours of self-study scheduled per study week for students.
Intake Dates – 2021
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face.
Location of Delivery
Ironwood Institute: Level 3, 112-118 Rundle Mall, Adelaide, South Australia 5000
Various protected horticulture enterprises in the Northern Adelaide Plants.
Ironwood has a minimum level of requirements that students need to meet to enrol in a course(s)
- All students need to be 18 years of age at time of commencement.
- Satisfactory reading, writing, and numeracy skills. If you wish to access subsidised training, you will need to complete the CORE Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) along with an Upfront Assessment of Needs to ascertain if you are suitable to undertake the training.
If you have a verified disability/medical condition and require additional support please contact Ironwood Admissions or call 08 8227 0300 before applying to discuss your needs. To be eligible for support you must provide medical documentation to verify your disability/medical condition.
Material and Equipment Required
Students can purchase through Ironwood Institute at the cost of AUD $373.00 or can make the items available at their own cost before course commencement.
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication
- Total Units 17
- Core Units 6
- Elective Units 11
Apply biosecurity measures (Core)
Contribute to work health and safety processes (Core)
Apply environmentally sustainable work practices (Core)
Monitor the implementation of quality and food safety programs (Core)
Carry out manual handling tasks (Core)
Apply quality systems and procedures (Core)
Identify and report unusual disease or plant pest signs (Elective)
Collect and record production data (Elective)
Maintain crop (Elective)
Respond to emergencies (Elective)
Prepare and apply chemicals to control pests, weeds and diseases (Elective)
Transport and store chemicals (Elective)
Operate machinery and equipment (Elective)
Operate pressurized irrigation systems (Elective)
Troubleshoot irrigation systems (Elective)
Implement a plant nutrition program (Elective)
Control plant pests, diseases and disorders (Elective)
For further details about each unit of competency please refer to: https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/AHC33719
Assessment methods include but are not limited to:
On successful completion of this course, you will be awarded AHC33719 Certificate III in Protected Horticulture. Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency within this Qualification will receive a Statement of Attainment. (By enrolling in this course, Ironwood Institute does not guarantee a learner will successfully complete and receive the qualification).
Certificate III in Horticulture, , Certificate IV in Protected Horticulture, Certificate IV in Nursery Operations, Diploma of Horticulture.
Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. For those with appropriate work experience, knowledge, and skills gained from this Certificate III can help the candidate to take on the following roles which include but not limited to:
(Ironwood Institute does not guarantee an employment outcome, Work-based Training licence, or accreditation at the completion of this qualification).
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