An ATC horticulture qualification is flexible and contextualised to suit your current workplace or future career aspirations.

Horticulture is one of the fastest growing industries in Australia, and this sector plays an important role in delivering economic, social and environmental value.

AHC20416 – Certificate II in Horticulture

The nationally accredited Certificate II in Horticulture is the place to start your career as a horticulture assistant in a skills shortage industry. Get your hands dirty as you learn how to create and maintain beautiful gardens, assist in soil sampling and nurture plants back to health.


Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:

  • Develop plant recognition skills
  • Manage pest and disease control
  • Use propagation techniques
  • Understand soil characteristics
  • Use pruning skills


Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • Work independently and as part of a team
  • Develop your communications skills
  • Manage competing priorities


Completing this course will provide you with:

  • A nationally recognised Certificate II qualification
  • A strong foundation to go further with a Certificate III Apprenticeship

Career opportunities:

  • Garden labourer
  • Landscape and garden labourer
  • Horticulture assistant
  • Course type

    • Traineeship
    • Direct enrolment
  • Study Mode

    Flexible delivery – Including online delivery with some projects, activities and workplace skills-based training.

  • Duration


    12 months

    Direct enrolment

    6 – 12 months

    Individual training plans will be developed to ensure successful completion of the course taking into consideration the needs and resources of each student.

  • Fees

    • Government subsidised
    • Fee paying

    Contact us to find out about eligibility for government subsidies and fees.

  • Career Opportunities

    • Parks and Gardens assistant
    • Garden labourer
    • Landscape and garden labourer
    • Horticulture assistant
  • Entry requirements


    To be eligible for this course you must:

    • Be in relevant employment as this course is delivered in the workplace
    • Have a signed traineeship contract

    Thinking about a traineeship? Enquire today.


    There are no entry requirements for non-trainees. You can enrol in this course now.

  • Units

    15 units of competency:
    5 core units plus
    10 elective units.

    Core units

    AHCPCM201 Recognise plants

    AHCPMG201 Treat weeds

    AHCPMG202 Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders

    AHCSOL202 Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing

    AHCWHS201 Participate in work health and safety processes

    Contact us for more information regarding elective unit options