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ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN HORTICULTURE - NURSERY VHT009

Duration (approx) 2500 hours
Qualification Advanced Diploma

Study for a new career as a consultant, trainer or manager in the nursery industry

HOW THIS COURSE COULD HELP YOU
This is an exceptionally comprehensive course which is the next best thing to a degree. Graduates come away from this course with a very wide understanding of all that is involved in horticultural nursery work from the ground up through to higher echelons of management. A person with this sort of knowledge and in-depth understanding will always be highly sought after in this fascinating industry. Those for whom this course will have greatest appeal are likely to be working in the following areas:

  • Retail nursery management
  • Wholesale nursery management
  • Nursery owner/operator
  • Horticulture management
  • Supervisory & foreman roles
  • Nursery & propagation
  • Crops management
  • Hydroponics management

Modules

Core ModulesThese modules provide foundation knowledge for the ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN HORTICULTURE - NURSERY VHT009
 BOTANY I - PLANT PHYSIOLOGY AND TAXONOMY BSC104 S2
 BUSINESS STUDIES BBS101 S2
 E-COMMERCE BIT100 S3
 GARDEN CENTRE MANAGEMENT BHT255 S3
 HORTICULTURAL MARKETING BHT304 S2
 HORTICULTURE I BHT101 S3
 IRRIGATION MANAGEMENT (HORTICULTURE) BHT305 S3
 PLANT PROTECTION BHT207 S2
 PRODUCTION/WHOLESALE NURSERY MANAGEMENT BHT212 S3
 SOIL MANAGEMENT - HORTICULTURE BHT105 S2
 WORKPLACE HEALTH & SAFETY VBS103 S1
Elective ModulesIn addition to the core modules, students study any 12 of the following 29 modules.
 AUSTRALIAN NATIVES I BHT113 S2
 AZALEAS and RHODODENDRONS VHT106 S2
 BIOCHEMISTRY I (PLANTS) BSC102 S2
 BUSINESS OPERATIONS VBS006 S1
 COMMERCIAL ORGANIC VEGETABLE GROWING VHT241 S3
 COMMERCIAL VEGETABLE PRODUCTION BHT222 S3
 CUT FLOWER BULBS BHT317 S3
 CUT FLOWER ORCHIDS VHT240 S3
 CUT FLOWER PRODUCTION BHT221 S3
 FRUIT PRODUCTION -TEMPERATE CLIMATE BHT218 S2
 FRUIT PRODUCTION -WARM CLIMATE BHT217 S2
 GREENHOUSE CUT FLOWERS VHT239 S3
 HERB CULTURE BHT114 S3
 HYDROPONIC MANAGEMENT - HYDROPONICS II (BHT213) S2
 INSTRUCTIONAL SKILLS BGN101 S3
 INTERIOR PLANTS (Indoor Plants) BHT315 S2
 IRRIGATING CROPS BHT204 S2
 NURSERY GROWERS COURSE VHT101 S2
 NURSERY SALES ASSISTANT VHT103 S1
 ORCHID CULTURE BHT232 S2
 PERMACULTURE DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT (PERMACULTURE IV) VSS107 S3
 PLANT TAXONOMY BHT344 S4
 PROPAGATION I - BHT108 S3
 PROTECTED PLANT PRODUCTION - BHT223 S2
 ROSES - SPECIAL OFFER SpecialS2
 SALES MANAGEMENT BBS102 S3
 SOIL MICROBIOME BSC310 S3
 TISSUE CULTURE BHT306 S3
 WEED CONTROL BHT209 S2

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A must course for anyone working in the horticulture nursey industry!!

DURATION:

  • 2,500 hours minimum nominal duration, including:
  • Being a self paced learning program, the student can study at a rate according to their ability and capabilities.
  • This course may be studied over 3 years or less on a full time basis, or up to 8 years on a part time basis.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

There are no strict academic pre-requisites for this course but it is expected that successful applicants have achieved an educational level that will enable the completion of the course objectives.

Entry to this course is based on:

  • a person with 5 years industry experience;
  • year 12 standard of education;
  • mature age student.

Course Content: Study 23 modules and 200 hours of workplace research

Note that each module in the Qualification -Advanced Diploma Horticulture - Nursery is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately.

 Students are required to attain a current Senior First Aid Certificate during the period of study.

WORKPLACE ORIENTED RESEARCH

Three Research projects must be undertaken to satisfy the 200 hour nominal duration. Well organised study guides have been developed for Research Project I, II & III to work through in order to satisfy this part of the course.  Find out more by clicking the links - Research Project I,  Research Project II  and Research Project III

Each project will deal with a distinct aspect of workplace activity, and culminate in a written formal report of a length appropriate to the nature of the project.

RECOGNITION: This course is written to satisfy all relevant competencies of the International Accreditation and Recognition Council.

 


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Meet some of our academics

Dr Lynette Morgan (Horticulture)Lyn worked with Rivendell Mushroom Farm between 1986 and 88; and then as a research assistant and technician for a few years while undertaking university studies. In 1991 she graduated from Massey University with a Bachelor of Horticultural Science (Hons) which covered broad horticultural sciences, as well as nursery vegetable and fruit production. Throughout the 90's she worked in both the nursery industry and horticultural crop production, before establishing her own business "Suntec" which has built an exceptional international reputation providing consulting services; particularly in hydroponic crop production. Dr Morgan has a broad expertise in horticulture and crop production, and a keen appreciation of the global scene. She travels widely as a partner in Suntec Horticultural Consultants, and has clients in central America, the USA, Caribbean, South East Asia, the Middle East, Australia and New Zealand.
John Mason (Horticulturist)Horticulturist, Nurseryman, Landscaper, Garden Writer, Parks Manager and Consultant. Over 45 years experience; working in Australia and the UK. He is one of the most widely published garden writers in the world; author of more than 100 books and editor for 4 different gardening magazines. John has been recognised by his peers being made a fellow of the Institute of Horticulture in the UK, as well as by the Australian Institute of Horticulture.
Diana Cole (Horticulturist)Horticulturist, Permaculturist, Landscaper, Environmentalist. Holds a Diploma in Horticulture, degree in geography, permaculture certificate and various other qualifications. Between 1985 and 94, Diana was a task leader with the British Trust for Conservation Volunteers. Since 2001 she has been chairperson of the Friends of Mellor Park (with Stockport MDC). From 2005 she has worked exclusively in horticulture as proprietor of her own garden design and consultancy business in and around Derbyshire; and at the same time as part time manager of a small garden centre. Diana has been an enthusiastic and very knowledgeable tutor with ACS since 2008.


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