The Proficiency Award in Horticulture will teach you all about plant culture, plant identification, propagation and much, much more! You can choose from a variety of modules to suit your area of expertise meaning you'll be getting exactly what you want. 
Possible career outcomes include but are not limited to:

  • Gardener
  • Landscape Designer
  • Farm Manager 
  • Crop Attendant 
  • Grounds Keeper 



Course Outline
Course Code: 
300 hours - Access for 24 months
Online & Correspondence
Proficiency Award
Lesson Structure: 

There are 3 units included in this course, all of which are elective units to be chosen from the list below.


  • Horticultural Research I
  • Horticultural Research II
  • Horticulture for Beginners (I)
  • Plant Knowledge (Horticulture II)
  • Plant Health (Horticulture III)
  • Horticultural Marketing
  • Practical Horticulture I
  • Practical Horticulture II
  • Soil Management (Horticulutre)
  • Introduction Amenity Horticulture (I)
  • Intermediate Amenity Horticulture (II)
  • Horticultural Resource Management
  • Horticultural Therapy 
Aims - the learning objectives of the course: 
  • Distinguish between different plants, to enable identification of the plant species
  • Determine solutions for the management of a range of common pests and diseases
  • Explain appropriate procedures for establishing a range of plants in different conditions
  • Determine appropriate water management procedures for healthy plant growth
  • Determine solutions for the management of a range of common weeds
  • Understand commonly used plant propagation techniques
  • Develop guidelines for general lawn and tree care in a horticultural situation


The above aims are what you will learn from completing the core units of this course. Other learning outcomes will be determined by the elective units you select.