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ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN HORTICULTURE (CROPS) VHT009

Course CodeVHT009
Fee CodeAD
Duration (approx)2500 hours
QualificationAdvanced Diploma
Work in Production Horticulture
  • Commence studies any time
  • Study from home, anywhere in the world and at your own pace.
The world is changing faster than ever; and the difficulty with choosing any course, is to know whether a job will be waiting for you when you finish your studies. Graduates in everything from photography to IT are starting diplomas and degrees when demand for graduates is high; but by the time they complete their studies, the world has often changed and the promise of a lucritive career has disappeared.
Crop Production has one BIG ADVANTAGE!
Demand for food will never diminish so long as population numbers grow. As people become more affluent, the market for more expensive and diverse foods also increases.
 
This course gives you lays a foundation for career opportunities which are as close to a sure thing as anything you can find to study in today's world.

Modules

Core ModulesThese modules provide foundation knowledge for the ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN HORTICULTURE (CROPS) VHT009.
 BIOCHEMISTRY I - PLANTS BSC102 BSC102
 BOTANY I - PLANT PHYSIOLOGY AND TAXONOMY BSC104 BSC104
 HORTICULTURAL RESEARCH I BHT118 BHT118
 MACHINERY and EQUIPMENT (ENGINEERING I) BSC105 BSC105
 OUTDOOR PLANT PRODUCTION (CROPS I) BHT112 BHT112
 SOIL MANAGEMENT - HORTICULTURE BHT105 BHT105
 HORTICULTURAL RESEARCH II BHT241 BHT241
 HORTICULTURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT BHT203 BHT203
 PLANT PROTECTION BHT207 BHT207
 PROTECTED PLANT PRODUCTION - BHT223 BHT223
 HORTICULTURAL MARKETING BHT304 BHT304
 
Elective ModulesIn addition to the core modules, students study any 13 of the following 23 modules.
 WORKSHOP I BGN103
 COMMERCIAL VEGETABLE PRODUCTION BHT 222 VHT222
 CULINARY HERBS VHT242 VHT242
 CUT FLOWER PRODUCTION BHT221 BHT221
 CUTTING PROPAGATION BHT221 BHT221
 FRUIT PRODUCTION -TEMPERATE CLIMATE BHT218 BHT218
 FRUIT PRODUCTION -WARM CLIMATE BHT217 BHT217
 HYDROPONIC MANAGEMENT (HYDROPONICS II) BHT213 BHT213
 HYDROPONICS I (BHT224) VHT224
 MEDICINAL HERBS BHT227 BHT227
 NUT PRODUCTION BHT219 BHT219
 PERMACULTURE SYSTEMS BHT201 BHT201
 SEED PROPAGATION BHT237 BHT237
 VITICULTURE BHT220 BHT220
 WORKSHOP II BGN203
  PERMACULTURE -ADVANCED BHT301 BHT301
 AQUAPONICS BHT319
 BERRY PRODUCTION BHT309 BHT309
 BUSH TUCKER PLANTS BHT328 BHT328
 HYDROPONICS III BHT321
 MUSHROOM PRODUCTION BHT310 BHT310
 ORGANIC PLANT CULTURE BHT302 BHT302
 WARM CLIMATE NUTS BHT308 BHT308
 

Note that each module in the ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN HORTICULTURE (CROPS) VHT009 is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately.


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Meet some of our academics

Bob James Bob has over 50 years of experience in horticulture across both production sectors (Crops and nursery) and amenity sectors of the industry. He holds a Diploma in Agriculture and Degree in Horticulture from the University of Queensland; as well as a Masters Degree in Environmental Science. He has worked a Grounds Manager at a major university; and a manager in a municipal parks department. Over recent years he has been helping younger horticulturists as a writer, teacher and consultant; and in that capacity, brings a diverse and unique set of experiences to benefit our students.
Rosemary Davies Rosemary trained in Horticulture at Melbourne Universities Burnley campus; studying all aspects of horticulture -vegetable and fruit production, landscaping, amenity, turf, aboriculture and the horticultural sciences. Initially she worked with the Department of Agriculture in Victoria providing advice to the public. Over the years she has taught horticulture students, worked on radio with ABC radio (clocking up over 24 years as a presenter of garden talkback programs, initially the only woman presenter on gardening in Victoria) and she simultaneously developed a career as a writer. She then studied Education and Training, teaching TAFE apprentices and developing curriculum for TAFE, before taking up an offer as a full time columnist with the Herald and Weekly Times and its magazine department after a number of years as columnist with the Age. She has worked for a number of companies in writing and publications, PR community education and management and has led several tours to Europe. In 1999 Rosemary was BPW Bendigo Business Woman of the Year and is one of the founders and the Patron, of the Friends of the Bendigo Botanic gardens. She has completed her 6th book this year and is working on concepts for several others. Rosemary has a B Ed, BSc Hort, Dip Advertising & Marketing
John Mason Parks Manager, Nurseryman, Landscape Designer, Garden Writer and Consultant. Over 40 years experience; working in Victoria, Queensland and the UK. He is one of the most widely published garden writers in the world; author of more than 70 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.
Dr. Lynette Morgan Lyn has a broad expertise in horticulture and crop production. Her first job was on a mushroom farm, and at university she undertook a major project studying tomatoes. She has studied nursery production and written books on hydroponic production of herbs. Lyn has worked on horticultural projects in countries from the middle east to the Americas and New Zealand to the Phillippines. Lyn has been a tutor with ACS since 2003 and has contributed to the development of a range of hydroponic courses.


Check out our eBooks

Organic GardeningFor decades farmers have relied upon chemicals to control pests and diseases in order to produce saleable crops. In the ornamental, vegetable and fruit gardens reliance on chemical controls has also been the mainstay for many gardeners.
Scented PlantsScented plants can be either a delight or a curse. For many people, there is nothing more pleasing than a garden filled with fragrance, but for others who suffer allergies, certain plants can make them physically ill; sometimes very seriously.
Commercial HydroponicsLearn how to grow vegetables, fruit, cut flowers, herbs and other plants hydroponically. This classic is now re-published with new images, a new layout and revised text. A must have resource for anyone who wants to grow hydroponically.
Fruit, Vegetables and HerbsHome grown produce somehow has a special quality. Some say it tastes better, others believe it is just healthier. And there is no doubt it is cheaper! Watching plants grow from seed to harvest and knowing that the armful of vegies and herbs you have just gathered for the evening meal will be on the table within an hour or two of harvest, can be an exciting and satisfying experience.