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Tomatillo Plant




Topics include new plants from old, water resilience, veggie patch to plate, sustaining your own food forest, gourmet garden produce and natural pest management.


6 Thursdays
May 18 - Jun 22
10.30am - 1.30pm 

Tutor: Rick Coleman

Cost: $90 ($75 conc.) 

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. 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


2023 class full.

Taking enrolments
for 2024.

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


2023 class full. Taking enrolments for 2024.

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"When I finished my Certificate II in Horticulture, I became a part of an enterprise
market garden and successfully produce vegetables for local charities and businesses. I also went on to teach the Introduction to Horticulture course. Through all of those amazing opportunities on offer at BCAL I was able to get a full time job as a horticulturalist.".

Loren McKean

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