Become a qualified Horticulturist at Interlink
Complete your Certificate II in Horticulture (AHC20416) with Interlink to become an entry level Horticultural worker.
Horticulturists covers a wide spectrum of work, from floriculture to landscape horticulture. They are aware of the importance of seasonal scheduling and environmental control.
Roles may focus on the retailing of plants, or have an ornamental focus where workers maintain parks and gardens, either public or private.
Our qualification provides you practical learning across a range of work functions that will get you started in the horticulture industry.
What will I study in the Certificate II in Horticulture?
To meet the requirements for the Certificate II in Horticulture (AHC20416) you need to satisfactorily complete 18 units.
You must demonstrate your competency in 5 core units plus 10 elective units.
- Recognise Plants (AHCPCM201)
- Treat weeds (AHCPMG201)
- Treat plant pests and disorders (AHCPMG202)
- Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing (AHCSOL202)
- Participate in work health and safety processes (AHCWHS201)
- Operate and maintain chainsaws (AHCMOM213)
- Apply chemicals under supervision (AHCCHM201)
- Tie, dress, set and finish arborist knots (AHCARB311)
- Operate basic machinery and equipment (AHCMOM203)
- Fell small trees (AHCPCM203)
- Operate a mobile chipper/mulcher (FWPHAR2206)
- Trim and cut felled trees (FWPCOT2239)
- Shift materials safely using manual handling methods (TLID1001)
- Use standard climbing techniques to access trees (AHCARB312)
- Collect, prepare and preserve plant specimens (AHCPCM202)
What do I get for completing the Certificate II in Horticulture?
Completing Interlink’s course meets the national requirements for the Certificate II in Horticulture (AHC20416).
You will receive a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment when you successfully complete this course as well as an official qualification.
What can I expect in the Certificate II in Horticulture?
Interlink’s course is held in our fully equipped training rooms and in outdoor environments to give you a balance between the theory and the practice needed to be an horticulturalist. Some training and assessments can be completed on the job.
The course contains a combination of written and practical assessments conducted within realistic, workplace settings and held over the duration of the course.
All Interlink trainers have industry experience as well relevant qualifications.
Safety is a priority at Interlink so we ask all students to provide the following personal protective equipment:
- Long sleeve hi-vis shirt and pants
- Steel capped boots
- Safety glasses
If you have any questions about the protective equipment requirements please call Interlink on 1300 731 669.
This course is available through all Interlink training centres.
Call Interlink on 1300 731 669 to discuss your training options and any special access needs you might have in relation to our training facilities.
The Certificate II in Horticulture (AHC20416) is usually completed within 12 months.
Entry Requirements and Study Pathways
There are no prerequisites for the Certificate II in Horticulture (AHC20416). It is available through direct entry.
Once you’ve completed your Certificate II you can go on to complete an apprenticeship in the Certificate III in Horticulture (AHC30716).
To successfully complete this course participants will need intermediate literacy and numeracy skills.
Call Interlink on 1300 731 669 to discuss your training options.
Contact Interlink on 1300 731 669 for more information
Please note: Interlink Training is not VET FEE-HELP approved. Government training subsidies are not available for this course.
Face-to-face sessions within small groups.
Complete your Certificate II in Horticulture to become a qualified Horticulturist.
Possible job outcomes at a Certificate II level focus on horticultural assistant roles such as:
- Parks and gardens assistant
- Landscape assistant
- Assistant groundsperson
Attendance at this course does not automatically guarantee attainment of competency, nor does satisfactory completion of assessment and attainment of competency guarantee employment.