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ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN HORTICULTURE - PARKS & RECREATION VHT009

Duration (approx) 2500 hours
Qualification Advanced Diploma
Train to work in the management and development of recreational and park facilities and services.

Relevant to a range of situations – from municipal parks to national parks to tourist parks to resorts and much more.

Specifically designed, this unique course gives great insight into working in parks and recreation.

Courses can be started anytime from anywhere in the world!

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DEVELOP A CAREER IN PARKS AND RECREATION

  • Urban an Regional Parks
  • Recreation Facilities and Programs
  • Sporting facilities, Resorts, and much more

Would you like to care and manage parks, natural parks, holiday and recreation resort facilities? Then this is the course to do. This course provides training for people to work in the management and development of recreation and park facilities and services. It is relevant to all types of situations including municipal parks, national parks, tourist parks, commercial landscapes, resorts, and others.

The Advanced Diploma in Horticulture includes core studies and electives. Core modules are compulsory, electives are chosen to suit your particular specialization or work needs.

a) CORE MODULES (12)

You are also required to complete -
 
1.  WORKSHOPS
2 workshops of 100 hrs (or equivalent). Documentation that specifies what is required can be provided so that these requirements may be satisfied by working with a professional anywhere in the world. Ask for further information.

2.  INDUSTRY CONFERENCES/SEMINARS
Attendance at conferences, seminars etc totalling 100 hrs. 

3.  RESEARCH PROJECTS
Two projects (2 X 100 hrs), dealing with different aspects of the workplace.

STUDY SEQUENCE
The core modules are required to be completed before anything else. Beyond that it is possible for you to determine your order of studies.

 

Benefits of Studying This Course

This course provides students with an exceptionally strong footing for work in commercial horticulture. Not only do students receive the benefits of in-depth knowledge in the prerequisite principles of horticulture, but they also get exposure to higher level skills and are equipped with significant managerial knowhow. Graduates of this course will have the flexibility to adapt to a wide range of positions, particularly those associated with the following areas:

Parks & gardens

Ecotourism

Amenity horticulture

Horticulture management

Grounds management

Supervisory & foreman roles

 

 

 

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Meet some of our academics

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.
Lyn Quirk M.Ed.,Dip.Med.,Dip.SportsOver 35 years as Health Club Manager, Fitness Professional, Teacher, Coach and Business manager in health, fitness and leisure industries. As business owner and former department head for TAFE, she brings a wealth of skills and experience to her role as a tutor for ACS.M.Prof.Ed.; Adv.Dip.Compl.Med (Naturopathy); Adv.Dip.Sports Therapy
Gavin Cole (Horticulturist)Landscaper, Horticulturist, Psychologist, Builder, Garden Writer. Studied construction and surveying at Bristol Polytec, B.Sc. at University of Northumbria (1988) and Psychology in Australia. He completed a Cert.Garden Design in 95. In the mid 1990's he worked as Landscape Manager and Garden Designer for the Chelsea Gardener in London and in 97 commenced his own business as a garden designer; operating at first in London, then in Australia. He has worked for ACS as a tutor, course counsellor and writer since 2001, alongside his own freelance work as a horticultural consultant and writer. Gavin has co authored many books and written hundreds of articles published in gardening magazines including Home Grown, Your Backyard and Garden Guide.
Bob James B.Sc.,M.Env.Mgt.Horticulturalist, Agriculturalist, Environmental consultant, Businessman and Professional Writer. Over 40 years in industry, Bob has held a wide variety of senior positions in both government and private enterprise. Bob has a Dip. Animal Husb, B.App.Sc., Grad.Dip.Mgt, PDC, M.Enviro.Mgt.


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