Certificate in Horticulture

Do you love spending time in the garden? Are you passionate about plants and want to learn more about plant varieties and how to care for them? Do you dream of working in a garden or nursery businesses? Then this course is for you.

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Approximately 200 hours
to complete the course, which
has 2 key modules made up of
23 subjects.

Entry Requirements

There are no prerequisites to complete this course. However, you must be able to read, analyse and comprehend, printed information in English, and to write statements and solve problems to complete the course. You must also have reliable access to a computer and a reliable internet connection and have basic computer skills.


Upon completion of your course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion and a Statement of Attainment for each module completed.


Online, flexible learning at
your own pace.

Availability of Content

12 months to access the course content (extensions are considered on a case-by-case basis)

Approval & Recognition

Careerhouse is an approved and recognised member of IARC. The IARC is an International association which recognises institutions who aspire to excellence in tertiary education.

Designed as introductory course, with the aim to give you a solid foundation into horticulture, you will learn how to identify plant species, explore plant groups, and successfully grow lawns and care for them, Learn the basics of landscaping, to pruning, and effective water management. From garden maintenance, to alternative growing techniques and plant nutrition, this introduction to horticulture is perfect for anyone aspiring to work in gardening or landscaping, or even a hobby gardener wanting to learn more about their passion.

Course Outline

Students will undertake 2 Key Modules, made up of 23 subjects.

Module 1: Horticulture I (100 hours)

In this introductory module, you’ll learn how to identify plants and plant families, about pruning and landscaping, tree health and assessment, and soil and plant nutrition. From water management and how to grow and maintain lawns, this module delivers a sound foundation into the world of horticulture.

Module 2: Horticulture II (Plant Knowledge) (100 hours)

This module is designed to further enhance your horticulture knowledge. You will explore the various groups of plants and where they are best used to successfully grow. From Australian natives, to exotic ornamental, to indoor and tropical plants and bedding plants, you will discover what makes up these plant groups, how to grow them and how to care for them. 

For the full subject list and course guide, fill out our Enquiry Form and our course advisors will be in touch.


Assessments are a critical step in the learning process. They help ensure you stay on track and meet the learning objectives of each lesson before moving onto the next. They also help your tutor identify where any further support may be required, so that you get the most out of your course.

You will learn via various methods; a combination of reading, interacting with tutors, undertaking research and watching videos. Each lesson will conclude with an assignment which is marked by your assigned tutor and returned to you with feedback, and if necessary, some recommended additional reading. Assessments may come in the form of – case studies, quizzes and written assessments.

Who will this course interest?

This course is a beginner level course and will lay a sound foundation of knowledge and skills in which can grow with experience and further study.

This course may be of interest to people working, or aspiring to work in or as:

› Gardener or Landscaper
› Plant Nursery Assistant
› Property Caretaker
› Golf Course Caretaker

› Landscaping
› Gardening

If you have a specific job in mind, it is important that you research exactly what is required before enrolling in a course. Different roles will require different skills, qualifications and recognition. If you are unsure, one of our course advisors will be able to help you with this.

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