Australian Native Trees

Course CodeVHT115
Fee CodeS2
Duration (approx)100 hours
QualificationStatement of Attainment

Become an expert on Australian Native Trees

  • Learn to select the right tree for the right location saving you money
  • Learn to propagate your own trees and save more money
  • Study their cultural requirements
  • Explore a range of uses on native trees  


TREE IDENTIFICATION is the foundation of good tree care -and this course works hard to build your ability to identify different species.


Lesson Structure

There are 8 lessons in this course:

  1. Introduction
    • Review of the system of plant identification, general characteristics of native trees, information contacts (ie: nurseries, seed, clubs, etc.)
  2. Culture
    • Planting, Establishing techniques, Soils, Feeding, Watering, Pest & Disease control etc.
  3. Propagation
    • Seed Propagation, Propagation of Eucalypts and Acacias, How To Collect Native Tree, Seed, How To Germinate Native Tree & Shrub Seed, etc.
  4. Important groups of native trees (excluding Eucalypts)
    • Review of more than 100 genera, special study of the Acacias.
  5. More Important Groups
    • Eucalyptus, Other particularly hardy & fast growing genera, Diagnosing Tree Problems, Introduction to Tree Surgery.
  6. Other Varieties
    • Native Conifers, Rainforest Trees, etc.
  7. Making The Best Use of Native Trees
    • Landscape applications, Biological Control of Pest & Disease, Cut Flowers, Firewood, Timber, etc.
  8. Special Assignment (on one selected plant or group).


  • To identify Australian Native Trees
  • To describe the culture of Australian Native Trees.
  • To propagate Australian Native Trees
  • Compare characteristics and cultural requirements of different commonly grown species of Australian Native Trees.
  • Compare characteristics and cultural requirements of conifer and rainforest species of Australian Native Trees.
  • Describe a range of uses for Australian native trees.
  • Study one type of Australian Native Tree in depth.

Who Is This Course For?

  • Gardeners
  • Horticulturists
  • Arborists
  • Landscapers and garden designers
  • Nursery staff
  • Farmers
  • Land managers and rehabilitations
  • Forestry staff


Extra Books or Reference Materials

  • The course provides you with everything that you need to complete it successfully.
  • Some students choose to buy additional references, to take their learning beyond what is essential for the course. If a student wants to buy books, we operate an online bookshop offering eBooks written by staff at the school. See www.acsebook.com





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