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 -
- Biochemistry (Plants),
- Project Management,
- Instructional Skills,
- Workplace Health & Safety,
- Horticulture I,
- Arboriculture I,
- Turf Care,
- Playground Design I,
- Recreation Marketing,
- Recreation Management-Human Resources,
- Recreation Management -Financial/Clerical
b) ELECTIVES (8)
- Landscaping I,
- Landscaping II,
- Recreation Facility Management I,
- Recreation Facility Management II,
- Amenity Horticulture I
- Amenity Horticulture II
- Sports Turf Management
- Recreation Management -Policies & Procedures,
- Plant Protection,
- Engineering I,
- Soil Management,
- Irrigation Management,
- Australian Native Plants I,
- Horticulture II;
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.
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
Supervisory & foreman roles
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