Qualification - Advanced Diploma in Horticulture (Nursery)

Course CodeVHT009
Fee CodeAD
Duration (approx)2500 hours
QualificationAssociate Diploma

Work Towards a Career in Nursery Management

Higher level jobs in nursery work provide opportunities for self-fulfilment. To get there, you need to not only have good knowledge of horticulture principles and practices, but have some specialised knowledge of propagation and management. 

Successful completion of this course may assist the student to gain employment in the following fields: Nursery Manager, Technical Officer, Marketing Manager, Consultant or Vocational Trainer, amongst other roles.



This course is written to satisfy all relevant  competencies of the International Accreditation and Recognition Council.


2,500 hours minimum nominal duration, including:

Being a self paced learning program, the student can study at a rate according to their ability and capabilities.

This course may be studied over 3 years or less on a full time basis, or up to 8 years on a part time basis.


There are no academic pre-requisites for this course but it is expected that successful applicants have achieved an educational level that will enable the completion of the course objectives.

Entry to this course is based on:

  • a person with 5 years industry experience;
  • Year 12 standard of education; or mature age student.



Core ModulesThese modules provide foundation knowledge for the Qualification - Advanced Diploma in Horticulture (Nursery).
 Botany I - Plant Physiology And Taxonomy BSC104
 Horticultural Research I BHT118
 Horticulture I BHT101
 Propagation I BHT108
 Soil Management - Horticulture BHT105
 Botany II - Applied Plant Physiology BSC204
 Cutting Propagation BHT211
 Greenhouse Management BHT257
 Horticultural Research II BHT241
 Horticultural Resource Management BHT203
 Seed Propagation BHT237
 Horticultural Marketing BHT304
Elective ModulesIn addition to the core modules, students study any 13 of the following 24 modules.
 Australian Natives I BHT113
 Herb Culture BHT114
 Landscaping I BHT109
 Machinery and Equipment (Engineering I) BSC105
 Plant Health (Horticulture III) BHT116
 Australian Natives II BHT225
 Deciduous Trees BHT244
 Fruit Production (Temperate Climate) BHT218
 Hydroponics I BHT224
 Orchid Culture BHT232
 Plant Breeding BHT236
 Plant Protection BHT207
 Practical Horticulture 1 BHT238
 Protected Plant Production BHT223
 Roses BHT231
 Tropical Plants BHT234
 Wholesale Nursery Management BHT212
 Bush Tucker Plants: Growing and Using BHT328
 Interior Plants (Indoor Plants) BHT315
 Operational Business Management for Horticulture I BHT326
 Operational Business Management for Horticulture II BHT327
 Organic Plant Culture BHT302
 Practical Horticulture 2 BHT323
 Tissue Culture BHT306

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

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