Primary Industries: Horticulture

Certificate II in Horticulture is the place to start your career as a horticulture assistant. Get your hands dirty as you learn how to create and maintain beautiful gardens, assist in soil sampling and nurture plants back to health.

Is this course right for me?

The industry is increasingly seeking young workers with an understanding of agricultural principles and practices and digital skills as emerging technologies are adopted.

Green city strategies will require workers with skills to work on community and urban gardens, rooftop gardens and vertical green walls.

Qualification Course name / code ATAR eligible Mandatory placement hours Virtual delivery available
Full Certificate AHC20416 Certificate II in Horticulture Yes 70 Yes

Where can this course take me?

Pathway to horticultural trades include:
  • Gardening and landscaping
  • Greenkeeping and plant nursing
  • Garden/landscaping labourer
  • Horticulture assistant.
This course can lead to further study, such as:
  • AHC30716 Certificate III in Horticulture
  • AHC33719 Certificate III in Protected Horticulture
  • AHC40416 Certificate IV in Horticulture
  • AHC50416 Diploma of Horticulture.

Subjects that support this career path

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Earth and Environmental Studies
  • Geography
  • Agriculture
  • Outoor Recreation
  • Photography and Digital Media
  • Mathematics.


Speak to your school to find out more.


  • Skills


  • Agriculture and Environmental Management

Business Unit:

  • Training Services NSW
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