Certificate in Rural Horticulture

Course CodeVHT070
Fee CodeCT
Duration (approx)600 hours
QualificationCertificate

Work in Rural Horticulture

  • Farms, Market Gardens, Orchards, Forests
  • Rural Roadsides
  • Parks and Reserves
  • Conservation areas
  • Minesites

Learn crop production, landscape maintenance, land rehabilitation to start or develop a career in this 600 hour course.

 

Modules

Core ModulesThese modules provide foundation knowledge for the Certificate in Rural Horticulture.
 HORTICULTURE I BHT101
 SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE BAG215
 TREES FOR REHABILITATION (LANDCARE REAFFORESTATION) BHT205
 
Elective ModulesIn addition to the core modules, students study any 3 of the following 21 modules.
 INDUSTRY PROJECT I BIP000
 ARBORICULTURE I BHT106
 ECOTOUR MANAGEMENT BTR101
 EUCALYPTS VHT117
 NATURE PARK MANAGEMENT I BEN120
 WORKSHOP I BGN103
 ARBORICULTURE II BHT208
 COMMERCIAL VEGETABLE PRODUCTION BHT222
 CUT FLOWER PRODUCTION BHT221
 FRUIT PRODUCTION -TEMPERATE CLIMATE BHT218
 NATURAL GARDEN DESIGN BHT215
 NATURE PARK MANAGEMENT II BEN204
 NUT PRODUCTION BHT219
 PERMACULTURE SYSTEMS BHT201
 WEED CONTROL BHT209
 WILDLIFE CONSERVATION BEN206
 WORKSHOP II BGN203
 AGRONOMY BAG306
 Agronomy II (Cereals and grains) BAG309
 ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT BEN301
 ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY BSC306
 

Note that each module in the Certificate in Rural Horticulture is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately.


We are all affected by the nature and quality of the land where we live. When the land beneath our feet is stable we can adapt our living to suit the conditions; constructing appropriate buildings and planting appropriate gardens for the environment. When the environment changes or the land degrades, conditions in the environment are potentially impacted in so many ways.

Consider the things that can cause instability in the land - from climate change to erosion, and contamination or over-use of chemicals to deforestation. With a better understanding of what can go wrong, it is possible to respond and minimise negative impacts on the land.

This course offers more than just understanding and forging macro responses to problems; a big part of managing land is also tackling degraded sites and rehabilitating those sites through the use of appropriate anti-erosion methods and plant establishment techniques.

You have an opportunity here to learn about managing land for any amenity or production purpose in rural areas; to establish and manage plants in a way that is both appropriate and sustainable for the places in which they grow.



 

 

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