Course Overview

Horticulture includes everything from plant care to landscape management.

Practical Horticulture courses cover planting, propagating, irrigating, pruning, processing, and fertilising. The horticulture industry is experiencing strong growth, with more than 50,000 job openings expected in nurseries and gardens across Australia over the next five years.

Horticulture courses offer many specialisations including landscaping, production nursery, turf management, parks and gardens, and conservation and land management.


  • Certificate III or IV in Horticulture
  • Diploma in Horticulture

Typical Subjects

  • Plant Biology
  • Soil Science
  • Plant Propagation
  • Plant Identification and Taxonomy
  • Plant Health and Pest Management
  • Gardening and Landscaping Design
  • Horticultural Techniques
  • Urban Agriculture and Sustainable Farming
  • Arboriculture and Tree Care

Enrolment Requirements

  • English Proficiency: IELTS 6.0
  • High School Certificate


  • Adelaide
  • Brisbane
  • Cairns
  • Hobart
  • Melbourne
  • Perth
  • Sydney

Career Outcomes

  • Horticulturist

  • Landscape Designer/Architect:

  • Arborist/Tree Care Specialist

  • Greenhouse Manager

  • Crop Consultant/Agronomist

  • Botanist/Botanical Researcher

  • Urban Agriculture Specialist

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