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Introduction to Horticulture


Learn about local horticulture jobs, plant nutrition, landscaping and natural pest management. Practical activities in the BCAL training garden are included.


2 Weeks,

Wednesday and Thursday

Starting in Feb 1

10am - 3pm


Cost: $80

Certificate II in Horticulture


With small class sizes and face to face training in a supportive learning environment, now is the best time to study Horticulture in Wonthaggi.  You will develop the skills, knowledge, and industry connections. 

Topics include:

  • Recognising plants

  • Treating weeds

  • Treating  plant pests, diseases and disorders

  • Assisting with soil or sampling and testing of growing media  

  • Propagation and planting

  • Safe use of chemicals 

2 days per week


6 months

Wednesday and Thursday

9.30am - 3pm  

Starting 15 Feb 



Certificate III in Horticulture


The Certificate III is the Horticulture industry standard qualification and it is nationally recognised. You will gain the skills, knowledge and experience necessary to succeed in the trade through opportunities to develop industry contacts in work placements and hands on and practical training utilising training venues throughout the Bass Coast. 

Topics include:

  • Plant nutrition

  • Plant establishment

  • Landscape maintenance

  • Grassed area maintenance

  • Coordinate work site activities
    and much more!

3 days per week


Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

Returning in 2023



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"When I finished my certificate II Horticulture Course at BCAL I Volunteered to establish the enterprise
market garden and successfully produce vegetables for local charities and businesses, going on to teach an introduction to horticulture course to the general public.
Through all of those amazing opportunities on offer at BCAL I was able to built up the confidence and skills to get a full time job as a horticulturalist working with local Wonthaggi company Cutleaf. This horticulture course and the other opportunities on offer at BCAL opened up options for me that I never believed were possible".

Loren McKean

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