Certificate in Hydroponics

Course CodeVHT103
Fee CodeSOCT
Duration (approx)600 hours

Subsidised Certificate in Hydroponics
Learn from John Mason (author of the best selling Commercial Hydroponics) and an international team of experts
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Normal Course Fee is $3278.
Enrol today for a reduced fee of $2696 (incl gst)
or 2 payments of $1455.30 (incl. gst)
or 4 payments of $785.40 (incl. gst)

Lesson Structure

  1. Introduction to Hydroponic Technology
  2. Plant Growth Requirements – Light , artificial light, light balance
  3. Plant Growth Requirements ‑ Nutrition‑ nutrient requirements, deficiencies, toxicities, pH, conductivity, salinity, growth regulators
  4. Plant Growth Requirements ‑ Temperature
  5. Hydroponic Growing Systems ‑ basic concepts and designs, site considerations.
  6. Growing Media ‑ types, properties, uses.
  7. Hydroponic Nutrient Solutions ‑ nutrient formulae, preparing solutions.
  8. Hydroponic Equipment ‑ componentry, nutrient delivery, pumping, testing
  9. Growing Structures ‑ Design and Construction ‑ types
  10. Environmental Control A ‑ Heating, Cooling
  11. Environmental Control B ‑ Lighting, Shading.
  12. Environmental Control C ‑ Carbon Dioxide Enrichment
  13. Plant Culture In Hydroponics A ‑ trellising, pruning, pollination, transplanting.
  14. Plant Culture In Hydroponics B
  15. Aggregate Culture
  16. Nutrient Film Technique (NFT) Culture
  17. Rockwool Culture
  18. Other Techniques ‑ wick systems, flood & drain, bag culture, aeroponics, etc.
  19. Irrigation ‑ Soil Requirements
  20. Irrigation Systems
  21. Plant Propagation ‑ seed & cutting propagation & tissue culture
  22. Market Gardening ‑ Cut Flowers
  23. Market Gardening ‑ Vegetables
  24. Other Plants In Hydroponics ‑ herbs, grasses, indoor plants
  25. Pest and Diseases - dentifying the problem, pests and diseases in hydroponics
  26. Weeds ‑ identification and control
  27. Managing A Commercial Hydroponics Farm ‑ crop scheduling & selection standards
  28. Management ‑ Organisation and Supervision
  29. Marketing ‑ Promotion and Selling
  30. Special Project -Preparation of a detailed report of at least 2,000 words, plus photos or diagrams, on a particular aspect of technology which you have studied that significantly assists growing.

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