Certificate II in Horticulture

Kick start your career in horticulture. This qualification will give you the foundation knowledge needed to work with plants.

Employment in parks and gardens is expected to grow.

Is this course right for you?

The Certificate II in Horticulture will teach you the fundamentals of planting, potting and maintaining trees, shrubs and plants, how to recognize plants, prepare plant specimens and provide information on products and services, along with how to treat weeds, pests and diseases.

This Certificate is delivered by industry experts and will give you the fundamental horticulture skills you’ll need to succeed in the industry.

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Course Length

Up to 12 months full-time | 24 months part-time.

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Course Delivery

Work placement, Workshops and Online.

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Course Units

15 units must be completed:

5 core units
10 elective units * Electives subject to change.

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Course Funding Options

In Queensland, subject to eligibility criteria, funding is available through the Queensland Government to support completing this qualification by the following programs:

> Queensland User Choice Program
> The Certificate 3 Guarantee program

Student co-contribution fees apply. School-based trainees are exempt from paying student contribution fees under the User Choice program whilst at school.

  • Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Possible job titles include:

  • Horticultural Worker or Assistant
  • Nursery Labourer
  • Gardening Assistant
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Career Opportunities

Possible job titles include:

  • Horticultural Worker or Assistant
  • Nursery Labourer
  • Gardening Assistant
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Participate in work health and safety processes
Recognise plants
Treat weeds
Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders
Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing

Apply chemicals under supervision
Pot up plants
Participate in workplace communications
Operate basic machinery and equipment
Undertake propagation activities
Care for nursery plants
Plant trees and shrubs
Prune shrubs and small trees
Work effectively in the industry
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Students must meet the eligibility requirements for an Australian Government Australian Apprenticeship and funded training through Queensland User Choice program; be employed or hosted with an appropriately resourced business workplace and be signed into a valid and registered contract.

Before enrolling, your proficiency in language, literacy and numeracy will be assessed to determine what level of support you may need to assist you through your study program.

Students require access to a computer with an internet connection.

Both formal and informal skills, knowledge and experience may be recognised as prior learning and could help you avoid training in areas you are already competent.

The RPL pathway is available to any learner who can provide evidence of competency for the units offered within the qualification. See the RPL Guide (FAQs) for more information on this process and how to apply.

We want to make your training experience as easy as possible from start to finish. Everyone has different circumstances and we will work with you to find the best training solution for your situation.

  1. Register your interest
    Use the short Enrolment Enquiry Form below or give us on 07 5334 9922 to register your interest and get the ball rolling!
  2. Eligibility check
    We complete an eligibility check to determine if you quality for course funding.
  3. Discuss your enrolment
    Within 2 business days, we will call you to discuss your enrolment and eligibility for funding. We are happy to answer any questions.
  4. Enrolment form
    We will send an enrolment form for you to complete. You can then supply your ID, arrange payment or payment plan as required.
"Look Now Training helped me find the right employer, while I was still studying"
Jenny - Graduate
AHC20416 – Certificate II in Horticulture
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