The ideal course for the horticultural novice!

The course is an introduction into horticulture and covers the horticultural practices and principles so that you may use these for personal interest at home, or move into a horticultural career were you can work outside everyday doing something you love.

The course is a mix of practical and theory components and includes you learning concepts of plant propagation, plant identification and soil testing.


Course Outline
Course Code: 
100 hours - Access for 12 months
Online & Correspondence
Statement of achievement
Lesson Structure: 
  1. Plant Identification
  2. Planting
  3. Soils
  4. Nutrition.
  5. Water Management.
  6. Pruning
  7. Weeds
  8. Pests and Diseases
  9. Landscaping
  10. Propagation
  11. Lawns
  12. Arboriculture
Aims - the learning objectives of the course: 
  • Distinguish between different plants, to enable identification of the plant species.
  • Explain appropriate procedures for establishing a range of plants in different conditions.
  • Describe the characteristics of plant growing media necessary for healthy plant growth.
  •  Explain the characteristics of plant nutrition necessary for healthy plant growth.
  • Determine appropriate water management procedures for healthy plant growth.
  • Understand appropriate procedures for pruning plants on a horticultural site.
  • Determine solutions for the management of a range of common weeds.
  • Determine solutions for the management of a range of common pests and diseases.
  • Prepare a concept plan for the development of a garden.
  • Understand commonly used plant propagation techniques.
  • Develop guidelines for general lawn care.
  • Develop guidelines for general tree care in a horticultural situation.