General Horticulture Courses

Amenity Horticulture I Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 7 lessons

 
WHAT IS AMENITY HORTICULTURE?   Horticulture can be divided into two sectors:
  • Crop Production
  • Amenity Horticulture, which is involved with growing plants for recreational or ornamental purposes. However, these should not be seen as clear-cut divisions.

Boundaries defining the two sectors tend to vary from country to country and between horticultural institutions and employers. For example, some horticulturists might view floriculture enterprises or wholesale nurseries as being in the production sector, while others would classify them as amenity industries. Major sectors within the amenity horticulture industry typically include the following:

  •  Arboriculture
  •  Landscape industry
  •  Parks and gardens
  •  Turf management
  •  Nurseries – retail and wholesale
  •  Interior landscaping
  •  Floriculture

Learn to manage gardens, parks and other forms of amenity horticulture with a Distance Learning Course

Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Amenity Horticulture I

Amenity Horticulture II Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 7 lessons

AMENITY HORTICULTURE COURSE HOME STUDY

Who manages amenity horticulture sites? These days many different professions are involved in the management of natural and designed landscapes, including architects, town planners, engineers, landscape architects, environmental scientists, sport and recreation specialists, botanists, biologists, horticulturists and agronomists. Depending on the size and nature of the site, and the inputs required to manage that site, people from these (and possibly other) professions might be employed as specialist consultants, as site managers or as team leaders.

The management of a horticultural site typically includes the following tasks:

  1. Defining a mission, vision, goals and activities planning
  2. Ensuring that the above are reached or planned within a specified timeframe
  3. Managing budgets
  4. Managing human resources
  5. Managing material resources
  6. Managing natural resources

What that means is that the manager must define where the organisation is going or, if that is already defined, how to get there with the resources available, in the time available. This usually means looking for more resources and solving problems related to the running of the amenity site together with the team that he or she is leading.

Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Amenity Horticulture II

Arboriculture I Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 8 lessons

STUDY ARBORICULTURE ONLINE

This course develops your skills and understanding in diagnosis and treatment of tree disorders, whether pests, diseases, nutritional or water problems, or something else. You learn about the standard tree surgery practices, to prune and train both young and established trees, and safety measures to follow.

Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Arboriculture I

Arboriculture II Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment

ONLINE STUDY ARBORICULTURE COURSE

 

Develops your ability to manage trees beyond Arboriculture I, in order to minimize potential long term tree problems.

Learn about better tree selection, strengthening and improving health of existing trees, and techniques used to better remove trees and stumps that must be removed.

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Certificate in Plantsmanship Duration icon 600 hours Qualification icon Certificate Modules icon 6 modules

PLANTSMANSHIP ONLINE STUDY

Become an expert plantsman.

This course lays a foundation, sharpening your knowledge and skills for identifying plants; and then progresses to build the scope of plants you are able to identify.

At the end of this course you will be able to look at plants with greater focus, naturally seeing the characteristics that differentiate a plant from others, and placing it into a group (family or genus) which exhibits those characteristics. In doing so, you will find it easier to identify plants, and work out their classification, even if you do not know precisely what they are.

Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Certificate in Plantsmanship

Cutting Propagation Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 8 lessons

LEARN SERIOUS CUTTING PROPAGATION

Develop your ability to propagate a wide variety of different plants by cuttings.

This is a particularly valued skill in today's nursery industry, and while no course alone is going to make you into an exceptional propagator, this training provides a necessary foundation needed to build these skills.

Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Cutting Propagation

Foundation Certificate in Garden Planning and Development Level 3 Duration icon 200 hours Qualification icon Certificate

Foundation Certificate in Garden Planning and Development Level 3

Work in landscaping - secure your future


Develop your ability to describe the principles of using landscaping and other specialist garden elements in the garden, landscape construction, garden design, survey techniques, specialist garden and urban planting.

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Foundation Certificate in Plant Growth for Horticulture Level 2 Duration icon 150 hours Qualification icon Certificate

Foundation Certificate in Plant Growth for Horticulture Level 2

This course covers 4 units...
  • The Plant Kingdom (Unit 1)
  • Plant Nutrition, The Root Environment (Unit 2)
  • Pests, Diseases and Weeds (Unit 3)
  • Sexual and Asexual Propagation (Unit 4)
Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Foundation Certificate in Plant Growth for Horticulture Level 2

Foundation Certificate in Plant Growth for Horticulture Level 3 Duration icon 200 hours Qualification icon Certificate

Foundation Certificate in Plant Growth for Horticulture Level 3

 

Develop your ability to describe the principles of plant taxonomy, structure, function and growth, the management of plant health, and plant propagation.

 

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Foundation Certificate in Residential Garden Planning and Care Level 2 Duration icon 150 hours Qualification icon Certificate

Foundation Certificate in Residential Garden Planning and Care Level 2

 

This course provides a route to employment in professional horticulture by assessing knowledge of the scientific principles and underpinning horticultural practices, and supports career development for those already working in the profession. It also provides a foundation for further learning or training in the field of horticulture.

 

There are no prerequisites required for entry into this course.

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Garden Centre Management Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 12 lessons

Learn to Manage a Garden Centre

  • Start or Improve a Business
  • Get a job

Designed originally in conjunction with a garden department manager of a major retail chain store; this course has been very successful in training both staff and managers of retail nurseries and garden centres across the world.

It continues to be updated at least annually, and continues to be used by small nurseries through to major chain stores across the country.

Many garden managers have risen from being casual staff to full time managers and this course helps with the skills needed to make that change. If you are a budding Horticulturalist with basic skills, this will help you climb to the top of the ladder!

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Garden History BHT329 Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 8 lessons

Garden History Courses - Online Distance Learning

 
  • Study Heritage Gardens and the history of gardening.
  • Learn how to design different styles of gardens from history.
  • Discover new opportunities for working in garden design, development and maintenance.
  • Study conservation of historical gardens.
Study how gardens have evolved from Roman times to the present day. Understand the value of conserving heritage parks and gardens. Discover what is possible and appropriate in garden design today. Garden history will enlighten you, and vastly expand the scope of possibilities you have before you as a modern garden designer. Lessons cover garden designers, great gardens and gardeners of the world, private and public gardens, globilisation of gardens, scope and nature of modern garden conservation, the roles of organisations in garden conservation and much more.
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Garden Maintenance Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 10 lessons

GARDEN MAINTENANCE COURSE 

Learn how to effectively maintain a garden while reducing the amount of time, labour and costs involved.

 

Proper garden maintenance will cost you both time and money. Fortunately, there are shortcuts to help you have a good-looking garden without spending a huge amount of time or money on your property.

We usually think of garden maintenance as a summer priority when lawns, weeds and plants grow vigorously but even in winter a garden may deteriorate without regular maintenance.

Plants that are fed well are healthier, resist disease and pest problems, and generally require less maintenance. If a plant is unhealthy, it may be because of a lack of good nutrition, but it can just as easily be because of something else. Healthy plants resist pest and disease problems.

Heat, cold, wind, rain, frost, shade, pollution and other environmental problems can have disastrous effects on plants. Plant varieties vary in their tolerance of these conditions, for example the heat which might kill one plant may simply slow the growth of another. Some plants are very adaptable others not. 

This course will show you how to have a healthy garden year round!

 "All feedback from the tutor I had was very constructive and helpful.” David Painter, ACS student.

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Garden Styles Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 10 lessons

 STUDY GARDEN STYLES ONLINE

Learn to apply the principles, design features and elements that make up many types and styles of gardens. This is an outstanding course for even experienced landscape designers, developing skills in developing everything from a formal to an eclectic garden, and a Mediterranean to an oriental landscape.
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Horticultural Management Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment

HORTICULTURAL MANAGEMENT ONLINE STUDY

Lessons covering planning for efficient and economical management in horticulture: including such things as work procedures and programming, budgeting and staff supervision.

The course is relevant to all areas of horticulture including nurseries, parks, private gardens, market gardening and fruit production.

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Horticultural Marketing Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 7 lessons

HORTICULTURAL MARKETING ONLINE STUDY

In any business, including horticulture, success depends upon your ability to successfully  market your product  - so that you stay ahead of your competitors.

This is a comprehensive well-rounded course that offers the horticultural marketing manager or small business owner what they need to be successful in this essential component of business management.

This subject covers the theoretical and practical importance of marketing in the horticultural industry, including topics such as advertizing, promotions, signs, customer relations, pricing strategy, labelling, transport, product presentation, and more.

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Horticultural Research I Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 7 lessons

Learn to develop the skills and knowledge needed to plan, conduct and report on research in social, technological and environmental issues that impact on Horticulture today and which are needed for strategic business planning. 
  • This course has been developed by professionals in both Australia and the UK, with the aim of being relevant throughout the world.
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Horticultural Research II Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 7 lessons

Learn to determine what is worth researching, then plan and execute appropriate research to get information that can make a real difference to horticultural productivity, in any situation - amenity horticulture, or production horticulture.
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Horticultural Resource Management Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 10 lessons

HORTICULTURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT COURSE

"This broad ranging course provides a sound introduction to management in horticulture".

Covers planning for efficient and economical management in horticulture: including such things as work procedures and programming, budgeting and staff supervision. The course is relevant to all areas of horticulture including nurseries, parks, private gardens, market gardening and fruit production.

" I really appreciate Gavin's (tutor) comments and look forward to receiving the feedback from him."
- Nadine

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Horticultural Therapy Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 9 lessons

Horticultural therapists use horticultural activities as a tool for helping disadvantaged people. The therapy may be focused on either:

  • improving or maintaining muscle function, and other aspects of physical wellbeing
  • psychological wellbeing (eg. helping elderly people stay active in their declining years, helping disabled people to have a sense of worth, providing an opportunity for social interaction, etc)
  • providing people with impaired capabilities with an opportunity for employment (eg. In a sheltered workshop
  • providing a pathway to rehabilitation; or perhaps providing an alternative lifestyle.
  • developing practical skills
  • developing social skills
  • rehabilitation of physically or psychologically damaged individuals
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Horticulture Foundations (Horticulture I) Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment

 HORTICULTURE FOUNDATIONS  

A great introductory course to horticulture.

 

The ideal course for the beginner, this is a basic, yet thoroughly practical course which gives you a sound broad technical grounding in horticultural principles and practices. A section of each lesson involves plant identification.

YOU WILL LEARN:
  • To identify, propagate and care for 80 different types of plants.
  • The systematic way plants are classified.
  • Structure and parts of a flower.
  • To identify different leaf shapes.
  • Different ways to control weeds.
  • Simple soil tests.
  • Making propagating and potting mixes.
  • Identifying pest and disease problems.
  • How and why to prune different plants.
  • Drawing a simple garden sketch plan.
  • To plant or repair a lawn; and lots more.
Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Horticulture Foundations (Horticulture I)

Irrigation - Gardens Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 10 lessons

IRRIGATION ONLINE COURSE

Select, install and maintain irrigation systems for home gardens, parks or ornamental horticulture.

 

Student Comment    "I really appreciate Gavin's (tutor) comments and look forward to receiving the feedback from him."
- Nadine

Water is essential to plant growth and is often the major limitation to productivity. Irrigation is now playing a more important role in horticulture as well as home gardens than ever before.

Irrigation can enable plants or turf to be grown in a dry climate where it would not otherwise be possible.  It can supplement the existing rainfall and improve growth rates by extending the growth period of the plant, or it can ensure that there is adequate moisture during critical periods when the plant is growing most rapidly. The value of irrigation can vary greatly from year to year depending on the distribution of rainfall during the growth season.

Irrigation at appropriate times can also improve the quality of turf or the general health of garden plants.This course that covers the design, installation, maintenance, operation and evaluation of simple irrigation systems. It is similar to Bht 204, Bht 210 or Bag213,  but focuses on irrigation for parks, home gardens, and other ornamental horticulture areas.

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Irrigation Management (Horticulture) Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 8 lessons

 HOME STUDY - ONLINE IRRIGATION

 Develop expertise in irrigation systems and their management

The following topic areas are covered:

  • Ways to optimise water efficiency
  • Scheduling irrigation for crops & pasture
  • Drainage system design
  • Operating irrigation controllers
  • Managing system maintenance
  • Managing fertigation
  • Evaluating irrigation designs
  • Design of different systems
This course builds on skills achieved in Irrigation (BHT 304, BHT 210 or BAG213) modules to develop the student's skills to manage the design and operation of large scale irrigation systems for horticultural applications.
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Managing Notable Gardens and Landscapes Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 9 lessons

NOTABLE GARDENS AND LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT COURSE  

This is a course for the trained or experienced manager.

Learn to:

  1. Discuss appropriate management strategies to ensure the long term survival of plants and garden features.
  2. Identify and evaluate sources of funding and associated issues.
  3. Identify and discuss the issues concerned with the presentation of a site to visitors.

A designed landscape can be described as parks, gardens or grounds that are pre-conceived, designed and constructed for artistic effect. Parklands, woodlands, water and notable formal and informal gardens are included. Some may have significant wildlife, archaeological and scientific interest; they are also often the grounds in which buildings of historical significance are situated.

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Nature Park Management I Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 12 lessons

ONLINE COURSE NATURE PARK MANAGEMENT

Learn to manage natural landscapes

  • Conservation Reserves
  • Wilderness areas
  • National Parks
  • Nature Parks
Over 15 lessons the student will develop an understanding of the natural environment and basic ecological principles, and learn a variety of skills ranging from basic gardening and nature park design, to erosion control, weed control and tree surgery.
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Nature Park Management II Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 10 lessons

STUDY ONLINE NATURE PARK MANAGEMENT

This course is a natural progression from Nature Park Management I, but can be taken in its own right.

The course concentrates using indigenous plants to create natural, balanced ecosystems.

Over 15 lessons you also learn to create nature trails, build rockeries and pathways, construct ponds and watercourses, design picnic grounds and animal enclosures, market a nature park, and lots more.

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Nursery Growers Course Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 6 lessons

NURSERY GROWERS COURSE ONLINE

An introductory course which shows the beginner how to get started in the nursery business.

You learn how to propagate plants, decide what to propagate, how to start a small inexpensive operation, and to go about selling what you grow. Part of every lesson is devoted to the important area of building up your knowledge of plants. Through six lessons you will learn how many established nurseries have started out slowly as a small part time operation, and how you can follow the same path. (If you intend studying propagation and wholesale nursery management, do not do this course!).

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Nursery Hands Course Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 11 lessons

NURSERY HANDS COURSE ONLINE 

 

This is a course designed in collaboration with nursery hands at the Greening Australia Hamel Nursery, south of Perth.

It teaches the skills for day to day work in a production nursery. There are eleven lessons involving: The Nursery Industry - operational flow charts, nursery standards, plant variety rights, transport regulations;plant identification, nursery structures, buildings, heating & cooling systems; potting mixes, seed propagation, cutting propagation, other propagation techniques, plant nutrition, pest & disease control, other nursery tasks and marketing and sales

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Nursery Sales Assistant Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 5 lessons

 NURSERY SALES ASSISTANT ONLINE COURSE

This course was developed in response to a request from a retail nurseryman who was finding it difficult to find staff with appropriate skills. As he put it, job applicants were either over qualified or lacked the basic skills needed: to be able to identify plants, advise customers on their use and to understand some basic sales techniques and procedures.
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Operational Business Management for Horticulture I Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 9 lessons

Learn to Plan for Economic and Marketing Success in a Horticultural Enterprise of any type

A study focusing on managing Economics, Planning and Marketing of operations in horticulture. Your ability to manage a business can make a huge difference to your success in horticulture. In this course, you will learn to the business side of horticulture, including how to plan and implement effective strategies for your business and/or services.

“Building on the first operational business module this course delves into the prominent legal aspects of the horticulture industry in terms of contract and employment law as well as sound financial practices. In addition, man management techniques designed to improve productivity are discussed. Ideal for anyone in a horticultural management position.” - Gavin Cole B.Sc., Psych.Cert., Cert.Garden Design, MACA, ACS Tutor.

Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Operational Business Management for Horticulture I

Operational Business Management for Horticulture II Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment

Learn to Better Organise any Horticultural Enterprise

Horticultural skills and awareness are extremely important; but if you can't organise yourself to use what you know; productivity will suffer.

Learn about legal, contractual and staff management considerations to demonstrate informed interpretation and analysis, critical thought processes and the complex issues that relate to the management of a range of different sectors of the horticulture industry.

 

 

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Organic Plant Culture Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 10 lessons

ONLINE COURSE ORGANIC PLANT CULTURE

This course shows you how to grow plants naturally, developing a solid understanding of the principles and procedures underlying the cultivation of plants by natural methods, working with the environment and without the use of artificial fertilizers or sprays.

 

An outstanding and extensive, globally focused, foundation course.

Organic growing has increased in popularity over the past ten years due to the increasing awareness of safety in the garden and on the farm and the desire to produce food that is free from chemical inputs. For decades, farmers and growers have relied upon chemicals to control pests and diseases in order to produce crops for sale. Unfortunately it is only recently that we have become aware that many of those chemicals can sometimes cause health problems to humans, as well as long-term damage to the environment such as soil degradation, imbalances in pest-predator populations can also sometimes occur. As public concern grows, these issues are becoming increasingly important. However the organic grower or gardener should understand that not all organic practices always guarantee a healthy environment, over-cultivation for example can also lead to soil damage. Organic growing practices should aim to ensure quality of both the environment in which we live and of the produce we grow in our gardens and on our farms.

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Plant Breeding Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment

PLANT BREEDING STUDY ONLINE

Plant breeding is a bigger industry than most people realize. In some places, earnings from plant breeding rights can equal or exceed earnings from actually producing plants. Today's nurseryman needs to understand plant breeding and selection; and to this end, this course is a very valuable and unique course for anyone working in the modern industry.
 All feedback from the tutor I had was very constructive and helpful.” David Painter, Landscaping I student.
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Plant Health (Horticulture III) Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 10 lessons

PLANT HEALTH STUDY ONLINE

Government, nursery and private positions are more demanding then they ever were; employers are becoming increasingly selective choosing personnel with broad horticultural knowledge and less emphasis is placed on the 'learn on the job' approach of years gone by. Education is imperative if you expect to compete in this field and those that have the knowledge will also have the best chance of reaping the rewards.

A sick plant may have one or several causes at the same time.

There are thousands of possible causes which can contribute to a plant's problems. More often than not, there are several factors involved. Minor diseases or environmental problems may weaken the plant, making it susceptible to some more major (obvious) disorder. When you inspect a plant for problems, you should systematically consider all of the things which might possibly be going wrong. This course provides the foundation for inspecting diagnosing and treating all types of problems.

This subject develops a firm understanding of plant health, the systematic identification of health problems in plants, and the techniques for control of those problems.

 

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Plant Identification and Knowledge (Horticulture II) Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 10 lessons

PLANT IDENTIFICATION STUDY ONLINE

This course is a natural progression from Horticulture 1, but can be taken as a subject in its own.

It concentrates on the identification, care and use of plants in a systematic way.

Plant knowledge learned here is in high demand in the horticulture industry. It is something prioritized by employers, but all too often minimized in modern courses due to financial constraints.

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Plant Pathology Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 8 lessons

PLANT PATHOLOGY ONLINE COURSE 

Learn how to beat the rot - a course designed for the professional horticulturist.
Plant pathology (also known as phytopathology) is the study of plant disease - it is a combination of science knowledge and science application.

This course develops your understanding of all types of plant diseases (fungal, viral, bacterial, non-infectious); their life cycles, and ways they can be controlled both with and without chemicals.

It is a must for horticulturalists who want to boost their plant health and prevent damage by pests and diseases.


 

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Plant Protection Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 10 lessons

ONLINE STUDY PLANT PROTECTION

Know how to protect your plants - a detailed course for horticulturists, technicians and also for enthusiastic gardeners.

 Understanding the life cycles of insects and weeds and learning how to identify them is important in the protect of plants from disease and insect and the spread of weed species. l

In this course you learn how to identify diseases, insects and weeds, understand their life-cycles and select and use appropriate treatments. Control techniques are covered in detail using chemical and biological solutions along with safety procedures and practices.
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Practical Horticulture 1 Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 10 lessons

ONLINE COURSE HORTICULTURE

Learn to be a Horticulturalist with the best practical skills!

 A practical approach to horticultural education.. How do you learn the practical side of horticulture by distance education?

Although all ACS courses are practically and well as theoretically focused - this course was developed for those people who feel that they will gain more from a course that places MOST of the learning experience on learning theory - through practice. There are lots of practical horticultural tasks to develop your skills and knowledge covered in this course. So if you are a student that prefers practical learning, then this course is the ANSWER, and it really does work! Best taken online, or on CD, where you can make full use of interactive learning tasks and coloured photography on the computer.

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Practical Horticulture 2 Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 11 lessons

PRACTICAL HORTICULTURE ONLINE COURSE

Take the next step in your career: develop practical skills in the management of a variety of horticultural situations required of the horticultural manager or the management of your own business that you would normally learn working under the supervision of a horticultural expert.

A step on from Practical Horticulture 1 but a course that can be taken in its own right by those with fundamental horticultural knowledge.

Work planning and project management is an important aspect of the type of work that would be generally carried out by the professional horticulturist. It may be in diverse areas within the horticulture industry i.e. a planting program, plant sales program, landscape project, re-vegetation project, sports or turf management, irrigation and drainage systems implementation, production planning (crops and nursery), conservation of natural resource areas, conserve a heritage area and so on. Project management may be under the broad direction of superiors in certain situations however self directed application of knowledge that has substantial depth is expected at this level.

Some supervision is required for this course by an independent horticultural expert such as your work manager or other expert. The course contains all the tips to develop excellent practical skills in the management of a variety of horticultural situations. It covers subject areas such as: horticultural calculations, propagation management, hard and soft landscape management, planning - identifying needs for management of horticultural sites, identifying plant tissue and much more.

This course will help you to stay ahead of the competition and fulfill your managerial or business aspirations.

 

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Propagation I Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 10 lessons

PLANT PROPAGATION -DISTANCE EDUCATION OR ONLINE COURSE

Develop your broad skills in plant propagation.

This subject assumes a very general knowledge of basic plant propagation and botany as a prerequisite. With the first lesson you will be sent a video on propagation to refresh your knowledge. The subject is aimed primarily at people who work in the nursery industry, but will be of value to anyone with a broad interest in propagating plants. The student will be required to visit and telephone various sites, including relevant workplaces, to observe, inspect or interview employees or management. Through these visits the student will develop an awareness of workplaces and practical applications of the subject.

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Protected Plant Production Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 7 lessons

ONLINE STUDY PROTECTED PLANT PRODUCTION

Learn to grow crops or other plants in a greenhouse, shade house or other protected environment

This course provides a credit in ACS qualifications, accredited through IARC.

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Qualification - Advanced Certificate In Horticulture Duration icon 800 hours Qualification icon Advanced Certificate

BUILD YOUR KNOWLEDGE FURTHER WITH THIS TERRIFIC COURSE

This well-balanced Advanced Certificate in Horticulture covers various aspects of Horticultural Science including:
  • Propagation I
  • Soil Management
  • Horticulture III
  • Botany I
  • Practical Horticulture

This course is also a great stepping stone to higher qualifications.

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Qualification - Certificate in Garden Maintenance Duration icon 600 hours Qualification icon Certificate Modules icon 5 modules

Learn to Maintain Gardens

  • 600 hour certificate level qualification.
  • home gardens, commercial landscapes, parks, historic gardens

Study five core modules made up of - Garden Maintenance, Turf I, Horticulture I, Irrigation (Gardens) and Landscaping I.

Then study one elective module chosen from Home Gardening, Practical Horticulture I or II.

 

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Qualification - Certificate in Horticultural Marketing Duration icon 600 hours Qualification icon Certificate Modules icon 6 modules

Certificate in Horticultural Marketing

Would you like to improve your business or career? Sell more horticultural products? Then this could be the course for you. Learn more about marketing in general, but also specifically marketing in the horticultural industry.

Complete six 100 hour modules.

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Qualification - Certificate in Nursery Management Duration icon 600 hours Qualification icon Certificate Modules icon 6 modules

NURSERY MANAGEMENT COURSE -ONLINE LEARNING or DISTANCE EDUCATION STUDY

 

  • Learn to Manage a Plant Nursery, Garden Centre or Production Nursery.
  • Get a job, Start a business or improve a business
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Qualification - Certificate in Propagation Duration icon 600 hours Qualification icon Certificate Modules icon 6 modules

GET USEFUL: BECOMES A SKILLED AND KNOWLEDGEABLE PLANT PROPAGATOR

Good Propagators are one of the most valued staff members in any production nursery. Their speed and strike rate will determine the profitability of the entire nursery. Because of their pivotal role; good propagators tend to always be in demand in the nursery industry, and their job security is high.

To be a good propagator, you need to know how to identify a wide range of plants; and be able to understand and make judgements about what parts of the plant to use and what techniques to apply in order to propagate them effectively. These things are taught strongly in this course.

An effective propagator also needs to be naturally fast and agile in the way they use their hands. These "motor skills" come easily to some people; and far less easily to others. If your fine motor skills are not fast and good, you may reconsider whether a career as a propagator is right for you. If you are great with your hands though and lover working with plants, this could be a dream occupation.

This highly relevant course is based on four core modules which focus on propagation, seed propagation, cutting propagation and horticulture,  student may then choose 2 electives to build upon this knowledge further.

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Qualification - Foundation Diploma in Nursery, Farm Shop and Garden Centre Management Duration icon 1000 hours Qualification icon Foundation Diploma Modules icon 10 modules

A unique course offering a qualification in garden centre, nursery or farm shop management. The course covers marketing, wholesale nursery and bookkeeping. A 1000 hour course to develop your business and career opportunities within these industries.

There are ten modules cover both horticultural and business related studies.

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QUALIFICATION - Proficiency Award in Arboriculture Duration icon 500 hours Qualification icon Proficiency Award Modules icon 3 modules

Study theories and practices of arboriculture by distance learning.

  • Learn about the culture and management of trees.
  • This 500 hour course blends practical experience in arboriculture with theoretical understanding.
  • There are three core modules - Arboriculture I and II, and Trees for Rehabilitation.
  • Plus a 200 hour industry/workplace project providing the student with practical applications of their knowledge.
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Qualification - Proficiency Award in Garden Nurseries Duration icon 500 hours Qualification icon Proficiency Award Modules icon 3 modules

Garden nursery training by distance learning - if you work in garden nurseries or would like to, this course is a great way to get started. Study three core modules of Nursery Growing, Nursery Hands and Nursery Sales, followed by a 200 hour industry/workplace project.
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Qualification - Proficiency Award in Propagation Duration icon 500 hours Qualification icon Proficiency Award Modules icon 503 modules

Propagation Training - Become an expert in propagation through distance learning. Study this 500 hour course and gain an indepth knowledge into propagation, seed propagation and cutting propagation.
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Qualification -Advanced Certificate Applied Management (Arboriculture) Duration icon 900 hours Qualification icon Advanced Certificate Modules icon 9 modules

Advance your Opportunities to work as an Arborist

This  900 hour course is aimed at those wanting careers as managers and supervisors of workers in arboriculture.
 
There are 7 modules plus a 200 hour workplace project in this course - the four core units, common to all streams of this Advanced Certificate, cover office practices, business operations, management and marketing, the three specialist units of study relate to the selection, culture, maintenance and repair of trees with a further emphasis on other plants. A must for those working or looking to gain work in this industry.
 
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Qualification -Advanced Certificate Applied Management (Retail Nursery) Duration icon 900 hours Qualification icon Advanced Certificate

Develop the  skills required to manage a retail business,

plus gain knowledge in identification, care and handling of plants and other products sold through retail nurseries.

This 900 hour course trains managers or supervisors rather than workers.

There are eight units plus a 200 hr workplace project in this course. These are the five core units common to all streams of this Advanced Certificate (ie. Communications, Management, Office Practices, Business Operations and Marketing), plus three specialist units of study relating to the management and operation of a retail nursery. This course is internationally accredited through I.A.R.C.

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Qualification -Advanced Certificate Applied Management (Wholesale Nursery) Duration icon 900 hours Qualification icon Advanced Certificate

WHOLESALE NURSERY MANAGEMENT COURSE 
 

For people who work, or hope to work, as a supervisor, manager or owner operator of a wholesale or production nursery.

This is a 900 hour covering both management and horticultural studies relating to running a wholesale nursery. There are eight units plus a workplace project in this course. These include the five core units common to all streams of the Advanced Certificate (C12CN001), and three specialist units of study relating to the operation and management of wholesale nurseries. The core units are Communications, Management, Business Operations Office Practices and Marketing. This course is internationally accredited through I.A.R.C.

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Qualification -Advanced Certificate In Applied Management (Horticultural Technology) Duration icon 900 hours Qualification icon Advanced Certificate Modules icon 4 modules

HORTICULTURAL TECHNOLOGY ONLINE STUDY COURSE

This course is internationally accredited through I.A.R.C.
An accredited 700 hr management oriented course; to train managers of horticultural operations which utilise an advanced level of technology.

There are eight units plus a 200 hr workplace project in this course. These are the five core units common to all streams of this Advanced Certificate C12CN001 (ie. Communications, Management, Office Practices, Marketing and Business Operations. Three stream units (as shown below) involve another 250 hours of study. A workplace project relating to some aspect of horticultural technology involves the final 200 hrs of study.

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Qualification -Advanced Diploma Horticulture - Ornamental Horticulture Duration icon 2500 hours Qualification icon Advanced Diploma Modules icon 25 modules

ORNAMENTAL HORTICULTURE ONLINE TRAINING

This course is internationally accredited through I.A.R.C.
This course provides training for people to work in the care and development of gardens, parks, or other areas of amenity horticulture (eg. Street trees, interior plantscaping), at a technician or management level, in positions such as: managers, technical officers, or consultants.
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Qualification -Advanced Diploma Horticulture - Parks & Recreation Duration icon 2500 hours Qualification icon Advanced Diploma Modules icon 25 modules

PARKS AND LEISURE ONLINE COURSE

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, resorts, etc.

This is a substantial and unique course, requiring a 5 year part time or 2 to 3 year full time commitment.

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Qualification -Advanced Diploma Horticulture -Nursery Duration icon 2500 hours Qualification icon Associate Diploma Modules icon 24 modules

NURSERY DIPLOMA ONLINE COURSE

This course is internationally accredited through I.A.R.C.
This course provides training for people wishing to work in nurseries at a technician or management level; in positions such as nursery managers, technical representatives or consultants.

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Qualification -Associate Diploma Horticulture Duration icon 1500 hours Qualification icon Associate Diploma

 

 ONLINE COURSE HORTICULTURE        

This course provides a broad based foundation to allow you to adapt to and work in different sectors of the industry, as a technician, business owner, consultant, etc.
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Qualification -Associate Diploma In Horticulture Duration icon 1600 hours Qualification icon Diploma

Professional Training for a Horticulture Career. This is an outstanding foundation for a career as a professional horticulturist anywhere in the world.

This course covers many aspects of Horticultural Science including:

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Qualification -Certificate Horticulture (Nature Park Management) Duration icon 700 hours Qualification icon Certificate Modules icon 2 modules

NATURE PARK MANAGEMENT DISTANCE LEARNING COURSE

For people working or intending to work in nature parks such as zoos, wildlife parks, national parks, forests and reserves.

Develop a foundation in plant identification and horticulture as well as a basic understanding of such things as botany, ecology, land care and rehabilitation, weed management, wildlife management, etc.  

Accredited through International Accreditation & Recognition Council

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Qualification -Certificate Horticulture (Propagation) Duration icon 700 hours Qualification icon Certificate

PROPAGATION DISTANCE LEARNING COURSE


Develop skills and knowledge about propagating different types of plants by seed, cuttings, budding and grafting, separation, division and layering in a commercially viable way.

Also learn about plant identification and general culture as a sound foundation for understanding general horticultural practice. This 700 hour course is designed principally for plant propagators. Accredited through the International Accreditation & Recognition Council


ACS student comments: I have learnt so much from this course. I have learnt how easy and how much material strikes and grows, if you follow the rules. I learnt to propagate bulb leaves and grow them on. There are so many more plants that can be propagated and its not hard to do. I hope more people take up the challenge. As I don't have the internet, it's good to be able to use what may be an old fashioned way of learning. Please don't change, I don't think I'm the only one wanting to elarn without the internet. Pauline Ross - Australia, Cutting Propagation course.
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Qualification -Certificate in Arboriculture Duration icon 600 hours Qualification icon Certificate Modules icon 6 modules

Would you like to work with trees?

To work in the challenging and stimulating arboriculture industry you need fundamental knowledge and understanding of trees, their amenity value and their indisputable value to the environment. Such knowledge includes the maintenance and management of trees; tree assessment for health, monetary or environmental value, fundamentals of planting, transplanting, pruning, site planning, identification and treatment of pests diseases, nutritional and other disorders, tree surgery, aftercare and advice and tree removal.

Trees are the longest living organisms on earth, they benefit the community and improve our quality of life in almost immeasurable ways. They create the oxygen we breathe, reduce air and water pollution and uptake water to help reduce storm water run-off. They also provide shade, beauty, sound barriers, windbreaks and reduce summer urban heat.

If a tree is growing in a favourable environment and its genetic make-up also favours that environment it will be healthy and grow to optimum size and shape. A knowledgeable arborist understands that this is not always the case and sometimes, through environmental or other factors, trees will need help. They will also know that working with trees is about more then felling them; once a tree is removed it cannot be put back! Arborists are there to encourage and maintain healthy, growing trees where at all possible; their work therefore has an important role in the community.



 

 

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Qualification -Certificate in Horticulture Duration icon 700 hours Qualification icon Certificate

HORTICULTURE CERTIFICATE – STUDY ONLINE

 

AN EXCEPTIONALLY GOOD PLACE TO START.
If you want a career in horticulture, this is one of the best starting points.

This Certificate was developed with a great deal of industry input throughout the 1990's then revised by staff in Australia and the UK in 2004 to ensure international relevance.

Graduates from this 600-700 hour certificate have a history of outstanding career success. The course provides a very strong foundation in general horticulture (up to 350 hours) as well as specialised training in a chosen area such as propagation, landscaping or organics. Whilst other certificates have degraded over the years and have less emphasis (particularly on science and plant knowledge), this has remained at a similar standard to training of the 1970's and 80's, but with up to date content.

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Qualification -Certificate in Horticulture (Grounds Management) Duration icon 700 hours Qualification icon Certificate

STUDY ONLINE GROUNDS MANAGEMENT

A 700 hour course that provides initial training for gardeners, groundsmen and others involved in the care and maintenance of parks, gardens and turf facilities.

This course is similar to other C12CN002 horticulture certificates in its introductory (core) units, but devotes 50% of the course to topics specifically related to grounds maintenance. Accredited through International Accreditation & recognition Council

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Qualification -Certificate in Horticulture (Ornamental Horticulture) Duration icon 700 hours Qualification icon Certificate

Learn to Develop, Redevelop and Maintain Ornamental Gardens

  • All types, public and private
  • Develop your skills, build a career, improve your job and business prospects.
 
The course is designed to teach the basics of how to identify, grow, and maintain ornamental plants and gardens in any climate., with emphasis placed on the plant varieties which are horticulturally most valuable. Topics covered include garden maintenance, turf care, arboriculture, landscaping, and nursery work
 
A 700 hour course that provides initial training for anyone working, or intending to work in ornamental horticulture. This course is similar to other C12CN002 horticulture certificates in its introductory (core) units, but devotes 50% of the course to topics specifically related to ornamental horticulture. Accredited through International Accreditation & recognition Council
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Qualification -Certificate in Horticulture (Plant Protection) Duration icon 700 hours Qualification icon Certificate

PLANT PROTECTION ONLINE COURSE

Learn to identify and care for many different plant varieties, to diagnose problems (pest, disease, nutrient & environmental), natural vs chemical controls, integrated pest management, application equipment, using pesticides, and more.

This is a 700 hr certificate that provides initial training in the area of plant protection. This course is similar to other C12CN002 horticulture certificates in its introductory (core) units, but devotes 50% of the course to topics specifically related to plant protection. Accredited through International Accreditation & Recognition Council

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Qualification -Certificate in Nursery, Farm Shop and Garden Centre Management Duration icon 600 hours Qualification icon Certificate Modules icon 6 modules

Train in garden centre, nursery or farm shop management.

with this 600 certificate. Studied by distance learning, you can start at a time to suit you and work at your own pace. Our tutors are there to help you every step of the way to gain this unique qualification.  There are five core modules and you then choose one elective module to suit your interests.

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Qualification -Diploma in Horticulture Duration icon 2100 hours Qualification icon Diploma Modules icon 21 modules

HORTICULTURE DIPLOMA ONLINE STUDY

Start an Exceptional Career Here!

Student Comment:  "I have found the course to be interesting and challenging, with great learning materials that really make you research the industry and get involved. It has been a great way to study because it has allowed me to work in the industry and study at the same time. I have found the online resources to be fantastic, the tutors feedback constructive and the fact that assignments can be submitted online makes the process so easy."  Tom Wood, Australia - Diploma in Horticultural Science course.

Professional horticulturists are a very different breed to other people. This is a career which is all too often more of a passion for people than a job. Gardening is arguably the most popular "hobby" in the developed world; and for those of you who are lucky enough to persue and complete a diploma such as this; you are likely to keep learning about and practicing gardening whether as a job, or a passion, for as long as you live.  One only needs to look at the nurserymen, garden writers and radio hosts to see active horticulturists come in all ages through to people in their 80's.

What Do You Need to Reach Your Full potential?

  • With over 100,000 different plants in cultivation; you need to get to know your plants (maybe not 100,000 ...but good horticulturists can identify over 1,000 and continue learning new plants all their life)
  • Growing Plants is a Science, so a firm grounding in soil science, botany, plant pathology and such things is always important
  • Most horticulturists have specialised areas of interest (eg. Nursery, turf, landscaping, etc); but the best horticulturists know a little about everything; and can adapt as demands change in industry. The broadly trained horticulturist will always find a good job; but they might move from one area to another throughout their career.

Where to from Here? ... If your're not sure ... Why not make use of our FREE Course Counselling Service and talk to a professional horticulturist with years of experience in the industry. click here

 

 

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Qualification -Diploma In Horticulture (By Examination) Qualification icon Diploma

HORTICULTURE DIPLOMA ONLINE


This Diploma is designed for people with extensive industry experience who wish to fast track a qualification. It does still require the candidate to prove sound theoretical knowledge of science and management at an ACS diploma level through examinations. Exam preparation largely involves a mentor guided program of learning. For some candidates this may require minimal effort, and for others, it may be extensive. The mentor will assess and monitor progress to ensure preparation for the exams is appropriate.

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Qualification -Foundation Certificate in Horticulture Duration icon 150 hours Qualification icon Certificate Lessons icon 10 lessons

START YOUR HORTICULTURE CAREER WITH A TOP ENTRY LEVEL QUALIFICATION

This vocationally-oriented course comprises core studies in general horticulture plus specialised elective studies. The course is designed to lay a foundation for a long-term career in horticulture by developing the ability to identify a large range of plants, knowledge of essential horticultural principles and practices and practical skills in plant propagation, growth and care.

 

Student Comment: "I have found the course material to be comprehensive and informative and have learnt a lot and really enjoyed my year of study. The office staff at ACS have always been helpful and efficient and quick to respond to requests or queries. My tutor, Adriana, was encouraging and supportive, as well as being really thorough in the way she marked my assignments. I had not studied for 20 years before I started my Certificate in Horticulture and the feedback and reassurance I received from my tutor made all the difference." Katherine Parry, Australia - Certificate II in Horticulture course

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Qualification -Proficiency Award In Horticulture Duration icon 500 hours Qualification icon Proficiency Award Modules icon 5 modules

HORTICULTURE ONLINE TRAINING COURSE

A "Specialised Qualification". This comprises a set syllabus consisting generally of 30 lessons that relate to a particular specialist theme.
 
A Proficiency Award allows you to study subjects in a highly specialised area. You select and study three short courses of your own choice, which relate to each other (eg. Three crops or three landscaping short courses). In addition, you must complete 200 hrs of approved work experience before receiving the award. Approval of course structure must be obtained before enrolling.
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Seed Propagation Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 9 lessons

SEED PROPAGATION ONLINE COURSE  

Become a professional plant propagator and make a career for a lifetime!

Why do some seeds germinate easily, and others don't?. How should seed be stored? How should seeds be treated to encourage germinate? How do you get seedlings to survive?Seed propagation can be complex, but doing this course will lay a foundation for working more effectively with all types of seed, to achieve better results wherever you live.

You can grow just about anything when you know how to propagate your own plants. It is a valuable part of saving money for your landscape and nursery business. A skill you will have for always.

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Soil Management - Horticulture Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 8 lessons

Learn Soil management

- the basis for healthy plants and conservation for future generations.

The Soil is a living biological ecosystem that must be managed to the benefit of the crop and to the broader ecosystem of the region. The reason we investigate soil and its characteristics it to understand it in relation to plant growth, how to manage and manipulate it without causing damage, how to improve it generally or how to modify it for the growing of specific crops. Good soil conditions are critical to the healthy growth of most plants.

Nutrient levels, pH, salinity, depth, texture (properties of sand and clay), structure (form and arrangement), porosity (air space), consistence (the ability of soil to withstand rupture) and even colour can affect plant growth independently or interdependently.

Over eight lessons this course will develop an understanding of physical and chemical properties of soils, the ability to carry out simple tests and determine soil characteristics, and to decide ways of treating a soil to improve its ability to grow plants.

This course provides a credit in ACS qualifications, accredited through IARC.

The course is specifically designed for ornamental gardens, landscaping, container growing, and turf situations.

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Tissue Culture Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 9 lessons

ONLINE COURSE TISSUE CULTURE

Tissue culture involves growing plants from very small sections (sometimes microscopic) in a laboratory.

It is a propagation method which is being increasingly used. Tissue culture is not appropriate for many plants, but for others such as orchids, some indoor plants and in particular, many new plant varieties, it is a very popular propagation method.

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Trees For Rehabilitation (Reafforestation) Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment

TREES FOR REHABILITATION ONLINE STUDY

Would you like to work in a field that helps the environment?  Environmental rehabilitation of degraded landscapes and contaminated sites is an important and growing field - this course covers the fundamentals required to start or advance your career.


The significance of caring for the environment has been receiving more and more attention in recent times as we come to understand the importance of limited resources and the effects of human activities on the environment. The desertification, erosion and general degradation of once fertile lands is prompting us to investigate why and how these processes have occurred. It has also lead to research into how we can reverse and stop further damage to our environment.

Natural forests are amongst the most stable and productive ecosystems. We need to plant and conserve forests for their conservation value, to help maintain healthy air, soil and water and for their potential to provide food, forage, fuel, timber and even medicines.

This course is designed for people working or wanting to work with environmental rehabilitation and contaminated sites recovery. It develops an understanding of environmental systems and the rehabilitation of degraded landscapes. You will learn about seed collection, storage and germination, propagation, plant selection, establishment techniques, and controlling pest and disease after planting.

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Weed Control Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 8 lessons

WEED CONTROL ONLINE COURSE

Learn about effective weed control

In horticultural practice, if weeds are to be controlled, it is critical that they are accurately identified when young. However, weeds are notorious for their diversity and resilience. These two characteristics have made weeds attractive as garden plants in countries to which they are not native.

Young weeds are far easier to control than older and more established weeds. There are many different ways of controlling weed growth, and the effectiveness of each technique is related to the varieties of weeds being controlled. Some chemicals, for instance will effectively kill certain weeds when they are in the early stages of growth, but will not control other types of weeds. You may need to be able to distinguish between types of weeds to determine whether the chemical will or will not work.

Over eight lessons you will learn to identify and effectively control weeds using both chemical and non-chemical control methods (mulching, burning, mowing); how to use spray equipment and the safety procedures which should be followed.

 

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Wholesale Nursery Management Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 8 lessons

WHOLESALE NURSERY MANAGEMENT ONLINE

Managing a production nursery involves more than just propagating and potting up plants. Even the small nursery must be able to not only producer plants, but do it at a pre determined cost, then sustain those plants before and during marketing..

The nursery industry currently has a real need for people with skills and knowledge in managing production plant nurseries! This course provides a solid grounding for developing those skills. Learn how to manage people and define your target market for optimum performance!

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