Certificate in Commercial Horticulture

Course CodeVHT069
Fee CodeCT
Duration (approx)600 hours

Learn and Work in Horticultural Commerce

This course lays a very solid foundation for business or employment in any area of Horticultural Production.

Learn Nursery and crop production to start or develop a career or business. Learn to grow fruit, vegetables, herbs, cutflowers, and run a nursery. Manage a market garden, orchard, or a production nursery in this 600 hour course.

This course covers areas such as plant identification, soils, plant nutrition, pests, and diseases. Marketing, managing staff, and finances, as well as marketing, are covered in this course. 

Many will use this course to become a farm manager, work in marketing horticultural crops or start your own business. Others will use it to enhance a career they have already started in the horticulture industry.

- Learn about management, marketing and business
- Horticultural crop production, Nursery Production or Landscape Maintenance
- Combine these skills and discover opportunities for employment and business in the different industries
- 600 hour, self paced practical course 

The Certificate in Horticulture covers:

- CORE STUDIES - this involves at least 300 hours, which is approx. half of the course.
- ELECTIVE STUDIES - this involves a further 300 hrs of study going into greater depth in the areas of nursery production including propagation techniques, business management, commercial horticulture crops, and engineering. 



In a production nursery
As a crop grower
On a farm
In an orchard
At a farm supplier
Marketing, education 
Urban farming
Plant breeder, propagator



Graduates from this course have a foundation for growing just about any crop they choose to grow.

Even if you don't study the specific crop plant that you end up growing; the principles you learn and the scientific and commercial understanding which you develop, will lay a foundation that allows you to adapt to any type of job or any type of crop you find yourself confronted with.

This course lays a very solid foundation for business or employment in any area of Horticultural Production.


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