Certificate IV in Horticulture (Release 1)



Certificate IV

Designed to provide a solid vocational outcome in amenity horticulture, this certificate equips you with a broad skill set and knowledge base necessary for success in the industry. It is suitable for current or past horticultural employees seeking formal recognition.

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Certificate IV in Horticulture (Release 1)


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The AHC40422 – Certificate IV in Horticulture (Release 1) is designed to provide a solid vocational outcome in amenity horticulture, this certificate equips you with a broad skill set and knowledge base necessary for success in the industry. It is suitable for current or past horticultural employees seeking formal recognition.

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Why Study AHC40422 Certificate IV in Horticulture?

Unlock your potential in the horticulture industry with the AHC40422 – Certificate IV in Horticulture (Release 1). This program is designed to provide you with practical skills and relevant knowledge that meet industry benchmarks, preparing you to excel in real-world contexts. By completing this program, you will acquire the necessary skills that can be immediately applied and develop a diverse and innovative mindset. Developed by industry specialists and endorsed by sector bodies, this qualification ensures that you possess the practical knowledge to hit the ground running in organisations of all sizes within the horticulture industry. Experience alone is no longer sufficient; potential employers seek evidence of professional proficiency through a current formal qualification. Choose the AHC40422 Certificate IV and showcase your expertise and readiness to thrive in the dynamic horticulture industry.
The nationally recognised certificate IV in horticulture will jump-start your career as being a sought-after horticulturalist inside a growing sector. Learn how to make and take care of different types of green surroundings which are both stunning and functional and become industry ready for any satisfying career.
You should give a scope of proof to help your assessor to settle on a choice about your ability. The sorts of proof you might be approached to give can include:
  • ID
  • Resume
  • Payslips/work contract/ABN if self-employed
  • Letter of Employment
  • Current employment contracts
  • Apprenticeship papers.
  • Safe Work Method Statements
  • Job Safety Analysis’
  • Quotes/Invoice and stock orders
  • Job Cards
  • Maintenance Reports/Service sheets
  • Testing and diagnostic sheets
  • Letters of reference from licensed tradesmen you have worked with.
  • Videos or photos of your work.
  • Evidence of overseas qualifications.
  • Transcripts or assessments from related previous qualifications.
For a student, it is crucial to know the occupation he/she will eligible once finish a qualification successfully. If you complete this qualification, you will able to work with this role.
  • landscape maintenance
  • nursery production
  • gardener
  • horticulturist
  • landscape construction
  • production horticulturist at a trade level
  • retail nursery
To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in: 12 units of competency: 4 core unit plus 8 elective units. Elective units must ensure the integrity of the qualification’s Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome. The electives are to be chosen as follows: 4 units must be from group A 2 units not already selected must be from groups A or B the remaining 2 units must be selected from electives listed in groups A or B, or any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course. Core Units
AHCPCM406 Develop a soil health and plant nutrition program
AHCPGD404 Plan a plant establishment program
AHCWHS402 Maintain workplace health and safety processes
AHCWRK410 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
Elective Units Group A
AHCBUS407 Cost a project
AHCBUS408 Operate within a budget framework
AHCBUS410 Report on a project
AHCCHM405 Plan and implement a chemical use program
AHCIRG437 Schedule irrigations
AHCLSC404 Supervise landscape project works
AHCMOM402 Supervise maintenance of property, machinery and equipment
AHCPCM404 Recommend plants and cultural practices
AHCPGD403 Design plant displays
AHCPMG409 Implement a pest management plan
AHCTRF403 Develop a sports turf maintenance program
AHCWRK409 Supervise work routines and staff performance
BSBHRM415 Coordinate recruitment and onboarding
Group B
AHCCHM403 Prepare safe operating procedures for calibration of equipment
AHCCHM404 Develop procedures to minimise risks in the use of chemicals
AHCECR402 Plan the implementation of revegetation works
AHCIRG435 Determine hydraulic parameters for an irrigation system
AHCIRG442 Supervise irrigation system installation
AHCNSY403 Plan a growing-on program
AHCNSY404 Plan a propagation program
AHCORG411 Manage organic soil improvement
AHCPMG401 Implement the pest monitoring and evaluation plan
AHCPMG412 Develop a pest management plan
AHCSOL406 Sample soils and interpret results
AHCTRF404 Plan and implement sports turf renovation
AHCWAT303 Access, extract and monitor water for irrigation
AHCWAT505 Purchase and sell temporary water for irrigated agriculture and horticulture
AHCWAT506 Identify carryover water or continuous accounting
AHCWRK404 Implement quality assurance procedures
AHCWRK406 Develop community networks
BSBTEC401 Design and produce complex text documents
CUAACD313 Produce technical drawings
TLIR4002 Source goods/services and evaluate contractors

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