AHC40416 Certificate IV in Horticulture

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Course Description

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.

Recognition of Prior Learning

The skills and knowledge that you bring to your studies through previous education or employment experience may be credited towards specific units in this course, which can help to shorten your course duration. Please enquire with a course provider to find out more.


The AHC40416 Certificate IV in Horticulture is not available from any Tafe institutions on our database but may be available from other registered training organisations with Government Funding available in your area. See Course Providers.

Average Course Fee


Average Duration

18 months

Online providers

On-campus providers

Nationally Recognised Training

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
Irrigation Technician$1,250 weekly pay
Horticulture Manager$1,340 weekly pay
Head Gardener$1,250 weekly pay
Horticulture Consultant$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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Government Funding

Each state provides its own Government funding initiatives. Here is a list of funding initiatives that are available for this course.

QLD Higher Level Skills

The Higher Level Skills Program enables eligible students living in Queensland to access subsidised training. The Queensland Government provides funding for Certificate IV or higher level qualifications within priori-ty skill sets.



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