Start Dates & Intakes

National Code
AHC 40416

Payment plans available


64 weeks

Work Placement

International Applicants

Study Pathways

2024 Course fees and charges
Tuition Fee: $14,350
Material Fee: $550 Inc. GST
Application Fee: $250 Inc. GST (Non - Refundable)
Horticulture PPE and Equipment fee: $550.00



This qualification allows individuals to develop post-trade skills and knowledge across a broad coverage of the horticulture industry prior to undertaking higher-level roles in the workplace. The course is designed to be delivered flexibly with predominantly workplace-based projects to suit the needs of individuals and their work schedules in the horticultural industry.

Career Opportunities

Candidates who completed Certificate IV in Horticulture may be able to gain employment in the following positions:

  • Landscape manager/designer
  • Nursery manager
  • Botanic gardener
  • Supervisor in area of speciality
  • Senior Horticulturist

Course specifics

Training Methods:

  • Face-to-face theory
  • Workbooks
  • PowerPoint Presentations
  • Practical demonstrations and activities in a horticultural environment (The Big Backyard Hackham West SA)

Course Assessment


All units within the qualification have assessment tasks, with set due dates for completion. Each unit of competency will vary however the following methods can be used but are not limited to the below: Written questions /Case studies, Simulations, Verbal questions/observations, Projects, Workplace observations

Course Units

  • AHCWHS401 Maintain work health and safety processes

Elective Units

  • AHCCHM403 Prepare safe operating procedures for calibration of equipment
  • AHCCHM405 Plan and implement a chemical use program
  • AHCAGB404 Plan and implement infrastructure improvements
  • AHCMOM402 Supervise maintenance of property, machinery and equipment
  • AHCIRG436 Implement an irrigation-related environmental protection program
  • AHCIRG437 Schedule irrigations
  • AHCIRG442 Supervise irrigation system installation
  • AHCSOL401 Sample soils and interpret results
  • AHCPCM401 Recommend plants and cultural practices
  • AHCNSY401 Plan a growing-on program
  • AHCNSY402 Plan a propagation program


To be eligible for the award of the AHC 40416 Certificate IV in Horticulture, learners must complete a total of 12 units made up of 11 electives and 1 core units.

A Statement of Attainment will be issued for any unit of competency deemed competent if the full qualification has not been completed. Qualification certification will be generated after successful completion of this course and full payment, and a verified USI has been received.

Study Pathways

Students completing AHC 40416 Certificate IV in Horticulture can continue to study:

  • AHC 50320 Diploma of Production Horticulture
  • AHC 50416 Diploma of Horticulture
  • AHC 50520 Diploma of Arboriculture

Recognition of Prior Learning

Have you worked or studied in this field before? RPL allows you the opportunity to be recognised for skills, experience, and study that you may have already attained. To gain RPL, you will need to contact the college for our RPL application, which will guide you through the process of presenting your evidence to us. RPL will only be granted before the start of the course or within the first two weeks of commencing the course.

RPL can be applied for by overseas students with the following conditions:

  • You are still required to attend full-time study for the remaining course duration
  • Department of Home Affairs (DHA) is notified via PRISMS of the change of course duration
  • Revised confirmation of enrolment
  • is issued to reflect the adjusted duration

Credit Transfer

You may already have acquired several of the units of competency in this qualification from an earlier course. If so, you can claim credit for these units by providing original qualification transcripts or statements of attainment and completing a credit transfer application. As with an RPL application, your course duration will be varied, and DHA will be notified via PRISMS

Entry Requirements

  • Minimum age of 18 years
  • Completion of Year 12 and or equivalent
  • English proficiency levels of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent or completion of a Literacy, Language and Numeracy (LLN) assessment at ACSF Level 4

How to apply

  1. Complete your application online or download our application form
  2. Send your documentation: Prepare and attach all required documents with your application according to WIC’s entry and GTE requirements.
  3. Receive an offer of admission
  4. Receive GTE assessment and payment approval
  5. Pay your tuition fees: Upon GTE approval you can make payment of your tuition fees.
  6. Receive your COE. Once payment is received, you'll receive a Confirmation of Enrolment (COE) from us.
  7. Apply for a student visa
  8. Welcome to Wakefield International College!
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