AHC30616 Certificate III in Production Horticulture

Turn your green thumb into greenbacks in your wallet

Graft your career onto a $9 Billion dollar industry in horticulture, viticulture, food production and land care.

Core Industry Training
RTO Code 91712

A Certificate III in Production Horticulture opens doors to a range of career pathways.

The Australian Government has identified a skills shortage in Production Horticulture and is investing millions of dollars to subsidise training in this sector.

There are multiple career pathways available across a variety of industries and opportunities to go on to further study and specialisations.

Turn your love of nature into a successful career

A Certificate III in Production Horticulture is the ideal starting point for those looking to start a career in this sector.

Qualified graduates are highly sought after by nurseries, farms and soil management services.

What you’ll learn

AHC30616 Certificate III in Production Horticulture is a nationally recognised qualification covering the skills and knowledge relating to the horticulture industry such as maintaining plants, treating pests and diseases, landscaping and drainage systems.

This qualification has been superseded and is currently in transition to a new qualification. In line with our registering body requirements the existing qualification is still able to be enrolled in, completed and have qualifications issued. We will be offering the new qualification within the next 6 months.

Core subjects

  • AHCWHS301 – Contribute to work health & safety processes

Elective subjects

  • AHCMOM304 – Operate machinery & equipment
  • AHCPMG302 – Control plants, pests, diseases & disorders
  • AHCPMG301 – Control weeds
  • AHCWRK309 – Apply environmentally sustainable work practices
  • AHCIRG338 – Troubleshoot irrigation system
  • AHCSOL305 – Prepare growing media
  • AHCWRK302 – Monitor weather conditions
  • AHCCHM307 – Prepare and apply chemicals to control pests, weeds and diseases
  • AHCCHM304 – Transport and store chemicals
  • AHCNSY203 – Undertake propagation activities
  • AHCBIO302 – Identify and report unusual disease or plant pest signs
  • AHCBIO305 – Apply biosecurity measures
  • AHCWRK303 – Respond to emergencies
  • AHCNSY201 – Pot up plants

Elective units are subject to change.

Career opportunities

  • Assistant Grain Farmhand
  • Assistant Horticultural Crop Farmhand
  • Farm Hand (Production Horticulture/Viticulture)
  • Orchard Hand
  • Production Nursery Assistant
  • Orchard Farm Hand Grower
  • Production Nursery Tradesperson
  • Vegetable Grower
  • Carbon Farming
  • Soil Health Management & Regeneration
  • Landcare
  • Starting your own farming enterprise
Graduates of this course achieve excellent career outcomes.
of graduates were satisfied with their training
of graduates enjoy improved work status, such as higher skilled work or promotion.
is the average salary of a graduate beginning their first full time job post graduation.
* Information provided by myskills.gov.au

Level up your skills and create new career opportunities with AKI.

AHC30616 Certificate III in Production Horticulture

Study with one of Australia’s most successful RTO’s.

Fee for Service $3500
Skills Assure: Certificate 3 Guarantee Program
Funded: $50 non concession
Funded: $20 concession

Unit cost
$3.33 per unit non concession
$1.33 per unit concession

User Choice
Funded traineeship available

*Eligibility criteria apply.

Course Duration: Approximately 12 months
Delivery Mode Options: Classroom  | Online (real time) classroom | Online | Workplace | Combination of above | Traineeship
Attendance Requirements: This course has mandatory attendance requirements. Please refer to the individual course information sheet
Vocational Placement: Not applicable for this course.