Horticulture

Take the first step in your Horticulture career and enrol now to study locally in 2022!

 

The mix of field trips, work placement onsite skill training and supervised project work ensures that students gain the maximum opportunity to develop industry relevant knowledge, skills and experience they need to succeed in the industry and with three separate horticulture programmes on offer at BCAL, now is the best time to study Horticulture in Wonthaggi!

Certificate III in Horticulture

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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 for remainder of 2022 (9 months)
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9th May

COURSE DETAILS

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

Starting in Term 1

Monday 2nd May

 

Tutor: Adrian James  

Certificate II in Horticulture

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The Certificate II program provides you with an opportunity not only to gain a qualification, but experience the workforce with components of work placement.

We also provide ample hands-on training to ensure you don’t just have the know-how, but also the experience to get the job done!

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

1.5 days per week for 18 weeks  (6 months)
Monday & Wednesday from 9th May

Gardening

COURSE DETAILS

Monday and Wednesday 

 

Starting in Term 1

Monday 2nd May


Tutor: Adrian James  

Introduction to Permaculture

Join renowned Permaculture Teacher Rick Coleman in an in-depth permaculture workshop series that will introduce you to the permaculture design framework.
Rick is the founder of the Southern Cross Permaculture Institute and has been teaching permaculture both nationally and internationally for more than 30 years.

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COURSE DETAILS

6 x Wednesdays

May 18 - June 22

Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm


Tutor: Rick Coleman

Cost:  $70 ($60 conc.)

Important:
Government regulations now require all students to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a medical exemption. Please consider this before booking.
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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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