Certificate in Hydroponics

Reduced Fees to help you into a career or business in hydroponics -This 600 hour course builds broad skills that greatly increase your business or employment possibilities in hydroponics or production horticulture.

Course Code: VHT013
Fee Code: SOCT
Duration (approx) Duration (approx) 600 hours
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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.
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or 2 payments of $1455.30 (incl. gst)
or 4 payments of $785.40 (incl. gst)

Lesson Structure

There are 30 lessons in this course:

  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 - detecting 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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