AHC20416 Certificate II in Horticulture

Course overview
Course structure

Course overview


This qualification underpins a range of work functions and job roles that can lead to a horticultural trade qualification

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding.

Entry requirements

All students wishing to enrol in this course are required to undertake a simple pre-training review and study skills assessment to determine language, literacy and numeracy levels to allow us to adequately support each student throughout their studies and to ensure only the most suitable and appropriate course if recommended.

Training and assessment

This course is delivered in the workplace by experienced industry current trainers and assessors and maybe be undertaken as part of a Traineeship. Students are provided with engaging content, practical demonstrations and real life work experiences to ensure that once student successfully completes this course, they are job ready.

Students competency is determined using a range of assessment tools, including:

  • Written and verbal questions
  • Practical observations by qualified assessor
  • Projects
  • Supervisors report
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT)

RPL is a process where a student may be granted credit or partial credit towards a qualification in recognition of skills and knowledge gained through work experience, life experience and/or formal training. National Food Institute offers all students the opportunity to apply for Skills Recognition at enrolment in the course.

CT is a process where a student is given credit toward their course for units of competency they have already achieved.


Pathways into the qualification

Pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:

  • AHC10316 Certificate I in Horticulture
  • direct entry
  • limited vocational training and/or work experience.

Pathways from the qualification

Students who successfully complete the course will receive a nationally recognised certificate for AHC20416 Certificate II in Horticulture. This Qualification is from the latest version of the AHC Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package and is the most up-to-date qualification in Agriculture & Horticulture.
Graduates are eligible for enrolment in the AHC30716 Certificate III in Horticulture qualification and will be eligible for direct credit for units completed in this course.
(The Certificate I and III and higher qualifications may not be offered by National Food Institute)

This course may take up to 12 months to complete. The actual duration is dependent on rate of completion by each student.


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Course structure

AHC20416 Certificate II in Horticulture requires successful completion of 15 units of competency:

Core Units
  • AHCWHS201 Participate in work health and safety processes
  • AHCPCM201 Recognise plants
  • AHCPMG201 Treat weeds
  • AHCPMG202 Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders
  • AHCSOL202 Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing
Electives Units
  • AHCCHM201 Apply chemicals under supervision
  • AHCLSC201 Assist with landscape construction work
  • AHCLSC202 Construct low-profile timber or modular retaining walls
  • AHCLSC203 Install aggregate paths
  • AHCMOM204 Undertake operational maintenance of machinery
  • AHCPGD201 Plant trees and shrubs
  • AHCPGD203 Prune shrubs and small trees
  • AHCWRK204 Work effectively in the industry
  • AHCWRK205 Participate in workplace communications
  • AHCWRK209 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Electives are based on client need and job outcome and provided as a example only

At National Food Institute, we pride ourselves on providing relevant training to each student and where required, other elective units of competency may be selected by the student. Our experienced trainer will discuss student needs with each student to determine what units are most relevant and an individual training plan will be developed.


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For more information

Call: (03) 9850 7546

E-mail: info@nationalfoodinstitute.com.au