AHC20422 – Certificate II in Horticulture

This VCE VET program is a nationally recognised qualification. Intended as an entry level course, it provides students with a broad range of knowledge and skills, including plant recognition, pest and weed control, machinery and equipment operation, planting, soil testing, caring for nursery plants, pruning, and propagation.

Scapes @ CRC is purpose-built facility, featuring horticulture classroom, workshop, greenhouse, glasshouse, produce garden, fruit orchard and extensive gardens for true-to-life practical training.

Course Proposed Delivery Plan

All new enrolments will enrol in AHC20422 Certificate II in Horticulture

All continuing students will enrol in the existing program AHC20416 Certificate II in Horticulture

Year 1

AHCPCM204 Recognise plants
AHCPMG201 Treat weeds
AHCSOL203 Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing
AHCMOM203 Operate basic machinery and equipment
AHCWRK211 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
AHCWHS202 Participate in workplace health and safety processes
AHCNSY207 Undertake propagation activities
AHCPHT215 Plant horticultural crops

Year 2

AHCNSY205 Pot up plants
AHCPMG202 Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders
AHCNSY206 Care for nursery plants
AHCNSY208 Maintain indoor plants
AHCPGD207 Plant trees and shrubs
AHCPGD209 Prune shrubs and small trees
AHCWRK212 Work effectively in the industry

Career Pathways

Horticulture worker
Horticulture assistant

Education Pathways

AHC30722 Certificate III in Horticulture

Assessment Methods

Written Questions
Practical Assessments

Dress Code

Students are required to wear the business uniform supplied to them


Classes for year 1 and year 2 are conducted on a Wednesday

Course information is subject to change according to Training Package and or Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) updates.

Refer to homeschool for fee schedule