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AHC20316 – Certificate II in Production Horticulture

What is the course about?

This Horticulture qualification provides a vocational outcome in production horticulture. The qualification enables individuals to select a tree cropping, vegetable or berry production or mushroom production context as a job focus or, in the case of mixed enterprises, both.

Job titles may include: Vegetable farm worker, Orchard farm worker, Mushroom farm worker.


What is it going to do for me?

It provides students with the skills & knowledge needed to work under supervision as a skilled operator or assistant to a tradesperson in the horticulture industry. Students complete a range of general horticulture modules & may choose electives from a range of industry specific modules.
Depending on the subject chosen, you will be able to:

  • Operate tractors, equipment & machinery
  • Harvest & treating plants
  • Harvest horticultural crops mechanically
  • Establish horticultural crops
  • Apply chemicals safely
  • Treat weeds, pests & diseases
  • Operate pressurised irrigation systems


How long is it going to take?

The course length is 18 months. But this can be shortened depending on your current skills which can go towards recognised prior learning (RPL).


How is the qualification delivered?

If you are currently employed in Horticulture, training can be delivered through a “Traineeship”. The trainers come to your workplace & use your practical work experience combined with the bookwork to help you achieve your certificate.

If you are currently not employed in Horticulture, ARO can still help you. Please contact us to discuss your options.

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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


ARO is a registered training organisation #40056.


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