Nursery Courses

ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN APPLIED MANAGEMENT (RETAIL NURSERY) VBS001 Duration icon 900 hours Qualification icon Advanced Certificate

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Advance your opportunities in retail nursery.
 
This 900 hour course was developed to train managers or supervisors to manage a retail nursery business. Throughout the course you will also gain  knowledge in identification, care and handling of plants and other products sold through retail nurseries.  There are 7 units plus a 200 hr workplace project in this course. These are the 4 core units common to all streams of this Advanced Certificate  plus three specialist units of study relating to the management and operation of a retail nursery.

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Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN APPLIED MANAGEMENT (RETAIL NURSERY) VBS001

ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN APPLIED MANAGEMENT (WHOLESALE NURSERY) VBS001 Duration icon 900 hours Qualification icon Advanced Certificate

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 7 units plus a workplace project in this course. These include the 4 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.

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Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN APPLIED MANAGEMENT (WHOLESALE NURSERY) VBS001

ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN HORTICULTURE (NURSERY) VHT009 Duration icon 2500 hours Qualification icon Advanced Diploma Modules icon 25 modules

This course offers in-depth professional training for people wishing to work in nurseries at a technician or management level - in positions such as nursery managers, technical representatives or consultants.

  • Accredited by IARC
  • Articulates into higher qualifications with our UK college or affiliate (Warnborough College)
  • Team of internationally renowned tutors

    Study Biochemistry (Plants), Instructional Skills, Business Studies, and Workplace Health and Safety in the core units then advance to 800 hours of study in compulsory modules (normally 8 x 100 hour modules) which include:

    Horticultural Management, Horticultural Marketing, Botany I, Advanced Propagation, Horticulture I, Soil Management, Plant Protection, plus either Wholesale Nursery Management or Garden Centre Management.

    A further 6 Stream Elective Subjects selected from the following:

    Wholesale Nursery Management or Garden Centre Management (whichever was not previously chosen), Horticulture II, Irrigation, Landscaping I, Fruit Production, Commercial Vegetable Production, Advanced Hydroponics, Australian Native Plants I, Herb Culture, Orchid Culture, Roses.

    PLUS two Optional Electives

    200 hours of study in modules (normally 2 X 100 hour modules), which can be chosen from any advanced diploma accredited modules, from a wide range of disciplines, excluding Recreation Administration & Management I, II & IV, Agricultural Marketing, Farm Management.

    Making this an extremely comprehensive learning experience!

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CERTIFICATE IN HORTICULTURE (PROPAGATION) VHT002 Duration icon 700 hours Qualification icon Certificate

Designed to train skilled plant propagators with a sound background in horticulture - this course provides a broad foundation in plant identification, soils, fertilisers, pest and disease management and general horticulture, and more specific knowledge of propagation techniques and concepts.

Topics covered include seed, softwood cuttings, semi hard and hardwood cuttings, budding, grafting, layering, division, separation, seed, tissue culture and more.

This course is similar to other VHT002 horticulture certificates in its introductory (core) units, but devotes 50% of the course to topics specifically related to plant propagation, dealing with hundreds of different types of plants, and methods used to propagate more commercially significant varieties.

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CUTTING PROPAGATION BHT221 Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment

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. This course was developed by John Mason, author of "Propagating from Cuttings" published by Kangaroo Press.

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.
Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: CUTTING PROPAGATION BHT221

GARDEN CENTRE MANAGEMENT BHT213 Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment

Learn to manage a retail plant nursery or garden centre! Originally designed in conjunction with the State 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 different countries. It was thoroughly updated recently by horticultural professionals in both Australia and the U.K. to be relevant to countries around the world.

If you are working your way up to the top, or have just landed a position there, then this course is for you!

Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: GARDEN CENTRE MANAGEMENT BHT213

NURSERY GROWERS COURSE VHT101 Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment

 
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 VHT102 Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment

Work in a Plant Nursery

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 VHT103 Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment

Work in a Garden Centre or Plant Nursery

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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PLANT BREEDING BHT236 Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment

Combine a passion for gardening with the thrill of exploring and creating plants that have never been seen before. 

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.

Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: PLANT BREEDING BHT236

PROPAGATION I - BHT108 Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment

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.
If you find parts of this subject difficult, we recommend that you should pause and read through a book on botany or general plant propagation before proceeding.

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.
Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: PROPAGATION I - BHT108

SEED PROPAGATION BHT237 Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 9 lessons

Seed can be used to produce lots of plants, fast and with few resources; provided you know how.

Some plants may germinate and grow with ease, but for others, the seed and seedlings must be handled in a very particular way to ensure not only germination, but also survival of the seedling. This is a course for:

  • Nursery staff
  • Seed merchants, seed collectors, plant breeders, etc
  • Environmental or revegetation officers
  • Anyone else interested in developing a deeper understanding of seed propagation.
Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: SEED PROPAGATION BHT237

TISSUE CULTURE BHT306 Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment

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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.

Quote from Principal, Horticulturist and garden author John Mason: 

"Since developing this course in the late 1980's, I've encountered graduates on many occasions who have gone on to start their own tissue culture facility, and others who have successfully found employment working in a larger tissue culture enterprise. The course continues regular reviews and updates, and today reflects the input of more than a dozen tissue culture experts, biotechnologists and horticulture professionals."

Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: TISSUE CULTURE BHT306

WHOLESALE NURSERY MANAGEMENT BHT212 Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment

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.

Course developed by a team headed by John Mason, author of "Nursery Management", published by Landlinks Press

Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: WHOLESALE NURSERY MANAGEMENT BHT212