Diploma in Horticultural Science

Course CodeVHT027
Fee CodeDI
Duration (approx)2100 hours

Learn about the science of horticulture.

  • Understand botany biochemistry, soil science and the technology that underpins modern horticultural practices
  • Substantial training to work in the application of science to horticulture
  • Relevant to both amenity and production horticulture (Gardening or Crops


Core ModulesThese modules provide foundation knowledge for the Diploma in Horticultural Science.
 Biochemistry I - Plants BSC102
 Botany I BSC104
 Horticulture I BHT101
 Plant Health (Horticulture III) BHT116
 Plant Identification and Knowledge (Horticulture II) BHT102
 Plant Selection And Establishment BHT107
Elective ModulesIn addition to the core modules, students study any 15 of the following 25 modules.
 Cell Biology BSC110
 Horticultural Research A BHT118
 Workshop I BGN103
 Biochemistry II BSC203
 Botany II BSC204
 Climate Science BSC208
 Genetics BSC207
 Green Walls and Roofs BHT256
 Horticultural Research B BHT241
 Hydroponic Management - Hydroponics II BHT213
 Microbiology BSC209
 Permaculture Systems BHT201
 Plant Breeding BHT236
 Plant Pathology BHT206
 Protected Plant Production BHT223
 Seed Propagation BHT237
 Workshop II BGN203
 Aquaponics BHT319
 Biochemistry III (Plant Processes) BSC302
 Biophilic Landscaping BHT343
 Environmental Assessment BEN301
 Environmental Chemistry BSC306
 Hydroponics III BHT319
 Irrigation Management (Horticulture) BHT305
 Tissue Culture BHT306

Note that each module in the Diploma in Horticultural Science is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately.