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AHC60216 – Advanced Diploma of Horticulture

What is the course about?

This qualification is for people who are normally engaged as a Horticultural Business Manager or Owner. This person may want to develop an understanding of the management of a horticultural enterprise or business requiring higher technical skills. Undertaking this course will develop skills & knowledge in managing plant health, managing horticultural trials, collecting & managing data, preparing reports, monitoring & managing soils, managing plant cultural practices for amenity horticulture, developing strategies for the management of target pests & collecting & classifying plants.


What is it going to do for me?

This qualification will expand your knowledge & skills.
Depending on the subject chosen, you will be able to:

  • Managing physical resources
  • Marketing products & services
  • Managing business capital
  • Establishing a horticultural enterprise
  • Developing staff training plans
  • Developing a business plan
  • Promoting the business
  • Managing human resources


How long is it going to take?

The course length is 24 months (2 years). But this can be shortened depending on your current skills which can go towards recognition of prior learning (RPL).


How is the qualification delivered?

The trainers come to you at your work place & are very willing to make multiple visits to you if necessary. They are able to tailor your training, to meet the required standards of competency.

What does the course contain?

  • Completion of eight (8) elective units.


  • A minimum of six (6) units must come from the elective units list
  • A maximum of two (2) units may be selected from the elective units or units aligned to Diploma or Advanced Diploma in AHC10 or from any other currently endorsed training package or accredited course. Selected units must be relevant to job outcomes in horticulture management.


AHCAGB501 Develop climate risk management strategies
AHCAGB502 Plan & manage infrastructure requirements
AHCAGB604 Analyse business performance
AHCAGB605 Manage business capital
AHCBUS601 Manage capital works
AHCBUS602 Review land management plans & strategies
AHCBUS603 Develop & review a strategic plan
AHCBUS604 Design & manage the enterprise quality management system
AHCBUS605 Manage human resources
AHCBUS606 Develop a monitoring, evaluation & reporting program
AHCBUS607 Implement a monitoring, evaluation & reporting program
AHCBUS608 Manage risk
AHCMOM601 Analyse machinery options
AHCWRK601 Monitor projects in a program
PRMWM45B Develop site safety plan
SRXINU004 Promote compliance with laws & legal principles


ARO Educational Services

Delivery Period: 2/1/2007-29/9/2009
Code & title of qualification: RTF 60103 ADVANCED Diploma of Horticulture

Code Title Core/Elective
AHCAGB501A Develop climate risk management strategies Elective
AHCAGB502A Plan & manage infrastructure requirements Elective
AHCAGB604A Analyse business performance Elective
AHCAGB605A Manage business capital Elective
AHCBUS605A Manage human resources Elective
AHCBUS606A Develop a monitoring, evaluation & reporting program Elective
AHCBUS607A Implement a monitoring, evaluation & reporting program Elective
AHCBUS608A Manage risk Elective


Client(s): Target group are primarily engaged in a horticulture industry environment, & are likely to be involved in as horticulture business managers. Having the primary responsibility for ensuring that the horticulture business or organisation is successfully managed. These clients may be not have a formal qualification but is & may be able to meet the criteria of the unit elements requirements. Some training & up skilling may be required by the potential client.

Delivery & assessment arrangements


Duration: The program is delivered over a period of 24 months or part-time equivalent.
Organisation: The 8 units of competency in the qualification are all considered applied industry skills. There are 13 units to choose from, & therefore the programme can be tailored to suit the client’s needs.

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We're more than happy to help you select a course you're interested in, or to answer any enquiries you may have.

For general enquiries, please direct your emails to or phone 08 8339 1066

Horticultural , Arboriculture & Business


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Over 11 years experience with ARO from apprenticeship to Advanced Diploma. They gave all possible guidance & help. Their trainers were always readily accessible and the course was made to fit around my work. My study with ARO has been invaluable to my career.

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