Diploma of Horticulture

Course Description

The Diploma of Horticulture reflects the role of those who manage amenity horticultural enterprises where a range of skills and knowledge across the breadth of the industry is required or personnel working in horticulture at a level requiring higher technical skills.

CRICOS Course Code 108772C

Course Duration

Duration: 52 weeks, including 40 teaching weeks and 12 weeks of holidays.

Term Dates: Refer to the Institute’s academic Calendar.

Study Mode:

Classroom based – face to face


Level 1, 93 Edward Street, Brisbane City, QLD 4000

Entry Requirements

Aventia Institute has the following entry requirements:

International students must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age and have completed Year 12 or equivalent.
  • Participate in a course entry interview to determine suitability for the course and student needs.
  • Have an IELTS* score of 5.5 (test results must be no more than 2 years old). English language competence can also be demonstrated through documented evidence of any of the following:
    • Educated for 5 years in an English speaking country; or
    • Successful completion of an English Placement Test

*Note that other English language tests such as PTE and TOEFL can be accepted.  Students are required to provide their results so that it can be confirmed they are equivalent to IELTS 5.5.

Qualification Requirements

Students must complete a total of 10 elective units.


  • AHCBUS515 Prepare estimates, quotes and tenders
  • AHCSOL505 Monitor and manage soils for production
  • AHCBUS518 Prepare and monitor budgets and financial reports
  • AHCWRK502 Collect and manage data
  • AHCPMG413 Define the pest problem
  • AHCPMG510 Develop a pest survey strategy
  • AHCWAT503 Manage water systems
  • AHCMOM501 Manage machinery and equipment
  • AHCBUS511 Manage enterprise staff requirements
  • BSBPMG430 Undertake project work


Study Pathway

Students who complete this course may wish to continue their education into the further studies in the Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package.

Employment Pathways

Potential employment options are:

  • maintenance and management of private and public gardens and parks
  • restoration and management of heritage gardens
  • project management
  • managing a horticultural enterprise.
  • design and garden drawing
  • Garden Designer
  • Landscape Gardener

RTO No. 41418 | CRICOS CODE 03473J

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