AHC40416 Certificate IV in Horticulture

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Course Overview

The Certificate IV in Horticulture helps you build a solid knowledge of plant establishment, soil health, and revegetation. At the same time gaining higher end skills to help you cost out projects, work within a budget, and minimise the use of chemicals. Perfect for anyone wanting their own landscaping or gardening business. Enquire now for the full list of units and enrolment instructions.


Nationally recognised training

Average duration

18 months

Suitable For

This course is ideal for people who have the following knowledge, skills or abilities:

Critical Thinking

Evaluating the benefits and costs of different solutions for a problem.

Dynamic Strength

Exercise for a long time without your muscles getting tired.

Manual Dexterity

Quickly move your hand to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.


Keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements.


This course can help you get a job as:

Job TitleAvg Salary
Head Gardener$1,350 weekly pay
Specialist$1,250 weekly pay
Gardener$1,050 weekly pay
Horticulturalist$1,150 weekly pay
Irrigation Technician$1,250 weekly pay
Park Manager$1,250 weekly pay


You will be required to complete a number of units of competencey for this qualifiation. Example units have been provided below but may vary for each provider.

Recommend plants and cultural practices

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to recommend plants and cultural practices. It applies to both sales staff in plant nurseries and garden centres and others in the amenity horticulture industries.

Develop a soil health and plant nutrition program

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to develop a soil health and plant nutrition program.

Design plant displays

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to design plant displays in a wide range of locations and situations, buildings and structures. It applies to permanent, semi-permanent and temporary displays of plant life under a range of gardening, exhibition, visual merchandising, marketing and commercial leasing and hiring activities.

Plan a plant establishment program

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to develop a plant establishment program and a relevant site plan and specifications.

Maintain work health and safety processes

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to facilitate meetings and document actions that relate to the consideration of work health and safety issues in the workplace. This unit is applicable to nominated work health and safety representatives in a workplace.

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Benefits of Nationally Recognised Training

This is a nationally recognised course delivered by Registered Training Organisations (RTOs). RTOs are strictly regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). This guarantees you will be studying a quality-assured and nationally recognised qualification.

Recognition of Prior Learning
RTOs are also able to offer Recognition of Prior Learning for work experience or formal qualifications you may have undertaken to shorten the time you have to study. Ask a course provider for more details during the enrolment process.

Payment Options

Course providers may offer flexible payment options for those who do not wish (or are unable) to pay their tuition fees outright. There is usually a discount for those who pay their tuition fees upfront.

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