This qualification provides a general vocational outcome in amenity horticulture. It is NOT a suitable pathway for horticultural trades.

AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes

Patricia is able to carry out enterprise work health and safety policies and procedures.

AHCSOL303 Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas

Patricia is able to provide information about and determine its suitability for garden beds or turf areas and determine ameliorants or additives to improve it.

AHCPCM302 Provide information on plants and their culture

Patricia is able to provide information to clients and others about plants and their cultural requirements.

AHCPMG301 Control weeds

Patricia is able to plan and coordinate weed control activities.

AHCPMG302 Control plant pests, diseases and disorders

Patricia is able to control plant pests, diseases and disorders, taking into consideration Integrated Pest Management options. She is also able to use her skills and knowledge required to identify a range of pests, diseases and disorders and beneficial organisms, assess damage or threat to plants and select and apply pest and disease controls and timing of operations. She can prepare and calibrate equipment, monitoring the effectiveness of controls and keeping records.

AHCCHM303 Prepare and apply chemicals

Patricia is able to prepare and apply chemicals for the control of pests across a range of industry sectors.

AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals

Patricia is able to safely transport, handle and store liquid and dry chemical formulations across a broad range of industry sectors.

AHCPGD304 Implement a landscape maintenance program

Patricia is able to implement a landscape maintenance program of newly constructed or established landscapes.

AHCPGD302 Plan and maintain plant displays

Patricia is able to plan and establish plant displays either indoors or as seasonal displays of annual and perennial plants in garden beds.

AHCPCM201 Recognise plants

Patricia is able to recognise commonly encountered plants. Plants include desired species as well as weeds.

AHCMOM304 Operate machinery and equipment

Patricia is able to operate and maintain machinery and equipment.

AHCPGD303 Perform specialist amenity pruning

Patricia is able to perform specialist amenity pruning using specialist pruning techniques

AHCTRF302 Establish turf

Patricia is able to establish turf by sowing, turf laying, sprigging and chaffing or stolonization in sporting, public recreational open space, commercial and residential sites.

AHCNSY203 Undertake propagation activities

Patricia is able to carry out a range of propagation tasks.

AHCNSY301 Maintain nursery plants

Patricia is able to maintain and care for nursery plants

AHCCHM201 Apply chemicals under supervision

Patricia is able to apply chemicals using workplace specific application equipment under supervision