1800 863 863 enquiries@tme.edu.au

Program Snapshot


Approximately 12 months

Delivery Options

Learning delivered in the workplace,
supplemented by extensive workplace


It is required that learners be employed
in the industry to allow them to
demonstrate application of skills
required by the program.
Learner literacy will be assessed prior
to course commencement.


State Government funding may be available for eligible individuals. Contact us to see if you’re eligible for government funding.



Course information:

TME is pleased to offer workplace-based training to workers in the Production
Horticulture industry, leading to a full Certificate III in the qualification AHC30616.

The program covers a wide range of topics and is designed to assist employers and
their staff gain the skills and knowledge necessary to keep abreast of developments in this important sector. It is run as a traineeship for new employees in the industry, or to enable existing workers gain formal qualifications across a range of fruit, flower and vegetable specialisations.

All training and assessment is delivered in the workplace, in sync with your production cycles, though from TME to TME visits to different production facilities and farms will be arranged to expose trainees to a range of environments. So the trainers come to the trainee, not the other way around.

Eligible workers may be able to access Government funding support, thanks to
Victorian and Commonwealth Government contributions

Course outcomes:

Undertake soil or growing media sampling and interpret results as a
foundation for further horticultural operations such as nutrition programs and irrigation scheduling.
Monitor and control the nutritional requirements of and applications to plants across a range of situations and environments.
Assess, plan and control weeds pests and diseases.
√ Coordinate crop harvesting activities.
Inspect and operate irrigation systems.
Transport, prepare and apply chemical mixes.
√ Understand and apply work health and safety policies and procedures


Course structure:

AHC30616 Certificate III in Horticulture requires completion of 15 units of competency. An additional unit has been added – AHCWRK303 Respond to Emergency Situations due to industry engagement which suggested a need for learners to be appropriately skilled in response to emergency situations.

AHCWRK305 Coordinate worksite activites
AHCWHS301 Contribute to OHS processes*
AHCWRK309 Implement and monitor sustainable work practices
AHCCHM303 Prepare and apply chemicals
AHCCHM304 Transport, handle and store chemicals
AHCWRK303 Respond to emergencies
AHCIRG306 Troubleshoot irrigation systems
AHCIRG332 Operate pressurised irrigation systems
AHCPCM301 Implement a plant nutrition program
AHCPHT301 Carry out a crop regulation program
AHCPHT310 Coordinate horticultural crop harvesting
AHCPHT303 Implement a post-harvest program
AHCPHT305 Regulate crops
AHCSOL401 Sample soils and interpret results
AHCPMG301 Control weeds
AHCPMG302 Control plant pests, diseases & disorders

* Indicates core units. Some units have been clustered due to similarity in content

Take your career to the next level with a qualification in Horticulture.

Got Questions? Want us to call you? Make a Course Enquiry Now !