Certificate III in Horticulture

North Coast TAFE

Program Description

Certificate III in Horticulture

North Coast TAFE

This course is for people wanting to develop a broad range of skills and knowledge needed to work in the horticulture industry. Industry positions include horticulturist, gardener.

You will learn about safety in the workplace and environmentally sustainable work practices, as well as skills selected from areas such as: plants and soils; pest management; arboriculture; landscaping; nursery practices; parks and gardens; turf construction and management; biosecurity; chemicals use; irrigation and water; machinery operation; and industry work practices.



It is recommended that students have completed a Certificate 2 in Horticulture or have experience in the industry prior to attempting the Certificate 3 in Horticulture.

Core units:

You will complete core units of study in the following areas:

  • Contribute to OHS processes
  • Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices


Contact us for more information on the electives offered within this course.


There are assessments for every unit.

Get credit for previous study and life experience:

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) helps you get your qualification faster. We will review your life and work experiences as well as any previous study you may have completed that might contribute to RPL for this course.

TAFE 2 uni pathways:

A TAFE NSW Certificate IV or Diploma could give you up to 12 months advanced standing in a university degree. Some Advanced Diplomas offer even more credit. Choosing a TAFE to University Pathway at North Coast TAFE is a great way to get practical 'job ready' skills and then gain entry to a university at an advanced stage. North Coast Institute offers a range of programs to help transition to University study.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


1 year

Entry Requirements

While there are no formal academic entry requirement for this course, for student visa purposes you may be required to show successful completion of an academic qualification equivalent to Year 10 or Year 12. Competency in English language to academic IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL (iBT) 46 or Certificate 3 in Advanced English for Further Study or equivalent.

North Coast Institute provides a range of English language programs, in which you can enroll anytime, that can help you transition to formal study.

Last updated July 11, 2016
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