Qualification - Diploma in Horticulture

Course CodeVHT030
Fee CodeDI
Duration (approx)2100 hours

Learn Professional Horticulture Skills 


Student Comment: "I have found the course to be interesting and challenging, with great learning materials that really make you research the industry and get involved. It has been a great way to study because it has allowed me to work in the industry and study at the same time. I have found the online resources to be fantastic, the tutors feedback constructive and the fact that assignments can be submitted online makes the process so easy." Tom Wood, Australia - Diploma in Horticultural Science course.

Start an Exceptional Career Here!

Professional horticulturists are a very different breed to other people. This is a career which is all too often more of a passion for people than a job. Gardening is arguably the most popular "hobby" in the developed world; and for those of you who are lucky enough to persue and complete a diploma such as this; you are likely to keep learning about and practicing gardening whether as a job, or a passion, for as long as you live.  One only needs to look at the nurserymen, garden writers and radio hosts to see active horticulturists come in all ages through to people in their 80's.

What Do You Need to Reach Your Full potential?

  • With over 100,000 different plants in cultivation; you need to get to know your plants (maybe not 100,000 ...but good horticulturists can identify over 1,000 and continue learning new plants all their life)
  • Growing Plants is a Science, so a firm grounding in soil science, botany, plant pathology and such things is always important
  • Most horticulturists have specialised areas of interest (eg. Nursery, turf, landscaping, etc); but the best horticulturists know a little about everything; and can adapt as demands change in industry. The broadly trained horticulturist will always find a good job; but they might move from one area to another throughout their career.

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Core ModulesThese modules provide foundation knowledge for the Qualification - Diploma in Horticulture.
 Industry Project BIP000
 Biochemistry I (Plants) BSC102
 Botany I - Plant Physiology And Taxonomy BSC104
 Horticulture I BHT101
 Plant Health (Horticulture III) BHT116
 Plant Identification and Knowledge (Horticulture II) BHT102
 Plant Selection And Establishment BHT107
 Research Project I BGN102
 Workshop I BGN103
 Biochemistry II (Plant and Animal) BSC203
 Research Project II BGN201
Elective ModulesIn addition to the core modules, students study any 10 of the following 16 modules.
 Australian Native Ferns VHT116
 Australian Natives I BHT113
 Ornithology BEN102
 Propagation I BHT108
 Australian Natives II BHT225
 Cut Flower Production BHT221
 Garden Centre Management BHT255
 Hydroponics I BHT224
 Orchid Culture BHT232
 Plant Pathology BHT206
 Roses BHT231
 Seed Propagation BHT237
 Trees For Rehabilitation (Reafforestation) BHT205
 Wholesale Nursery Management BHT212
 Mushroom Production BHT310
 Plant Ecology BSC305

Note that each module in the Qualification - Diploma in Horticulture is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately.

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