Qualification - Proficiency Award In Horticulture

Course CodeBHT007
Fee CodePA
Duration (approx)500 hours
QualificationProficiency Award

Proficiency Award in Horticulture

  • Professional Development for garden staff and horticulturists
  • Expand and deepen your horticultural expertise
  • Flexible: choose what to study, where to study, when to study

This award allows you to gain a qualification in an area that most benefits you. It is a great starting point for those who would like an entry level qualification. You could use this as credits towards further studies in the future, should you wish to pursue this further. Our academic staff can help you to choose the units that are most useful to you now and help to kick start your career in horticulture. 

Note: Course fee does not include exam fees (X3)


Core ModulesThese modules provide foundation knowledge for the Qualification - Proficiency Award In Horticulture.
 Industry Project I BIP000
 Industry Project II BIP001
Elective ModulesIn addition to the core modules, students study any 3 of the following 60 modules.
 Acacias VHT114
 Arboriculture I BHT106
 Australian Natives I BHT113
 Azaleas And Rhododendrons VHT106
 Cacti And Succulent Culture VHT108
 Carnivorous Plants VHT107
 Cottage Garden Design BHT110
 Fuchsias VHT112
 Geraniums & Pelargoniums VHT113
 Growing Camellias VHT109
 Growing Grevilleas VHT118
 Herb Culture BHT114
 Horticultural Research A BHT118
 Plants for Permaculture (Permaculture II) VSS105
 Amenity Horticulture I BHT234
 Amenity Horticulture II BHT235
 Arboriculture II BHT208
 Commercial Organic Vegetable Growing VHT241
 Cut Flower Orchids VHT240
 Deciduous Trees BHT224
 Fruit Production -Temperate Climate BHT218
 Garden Centre Management BHT213
 Garden History BHT239
 Green Walls and Roofs BHT256
 Growing Lavender BHT228
 Horticultural Research B BHT241
 Hydroponic Management - Hydroponics II BHT213
 Landscaping II BHT214
 Landscaping III (Landscaping styles) BHT235
 Medicinal Herbs BHT227
 Natural Garden Design BHT215
 Nut Production BHT219
 Orchid Culture BHT232
 Permaculture Systems BHT201
 Plant Breeding BHT236
 Plant Pathology BHT206
 Playground Design BHT216
 Project Management BBS201
 Roses BHT231
 Scented Plants BHT229
 Seed Propagation BHT237
 Tropical Plants BHT234
 Viticulture BHT220
 Wholesale Nursery Management BHT212
 Berry Production BHT309
 Bonsai BHT320
 Bush Tucker Plants BHT328
 Cut Flower Bulbs BHT317
 Environmental Assessment BEN301
 Horticultural Marketing BHT304
 Horticultural Therapy BHT341
 Interior Plants (Indoor Plants) BHT315
 Irrigation Management (Horticulture) BHT305
 Managing Notable Gardens BHT340
 Operational Business Management I (Horticulture) BHT326
 Operational Business Management II (Horticulture) BHT327
 Organic Plant Culture BHT302
 Perennials BHT316
 Tissue Culture BHT306
 Turf Repair And Renovation BHT303

Note that each module in the Qualification - Proficiency Award In Horticulture is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately.


  • Those looking for an entry into the horticulture industry
  • Those working int the industry that lack qualifications
  • Small horticutural business owners that want an entry level qualification
  • Home garden enthusiasts who want to extend their knowledge





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