Diploma of Applied Horticultural Science




Courses Overview

What will I learn?
The Diploma of Applied Horticultural Science provides you with the technical skills and plant knowledge to grow your career to the next level, or catapult it from the ground up. Turn your love of all things green into a well-regarded, sought after qualification for many sectors of the horticulture industry. This diverse, applied program that will serve you well in your horticulture-based career.
Specialized career options at your fingertips
Horticulture is playing an increasingly vital role in conserving our environment and maintaining flora for future generations. The course concentrates on developing your skills, in:
applied botany and plant physiology
plant identification and selection
soils and soil management
sustainable horticulture
plant health
technical skills in garden care and maintenance
This Diploma consists of 15 units of competency, including 10 core subjects and 5 elective subjects.
Industry connections and resources
Industry-qualified and experienced teachers will guide you through all the scientific facets of the Diploma of Applied Horticultural Science. Modern facilities that use the latest technology and methods will ensure your future career is a success.
The Nursery and Garden Industry Victoria (NGIV) is the peak industry body for the states horticultural industry. Students have an opportunity to work with the organization through events such as the Melbourne International Flower and Garden show.
Employment outcomes
This qualification will facilitate your entry into many areas of the horticulture industry. There is opportunity to make many meaningful connections and a work experience component of 100 hours is incorporated into this course.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
You can seek RPL where your work or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. Academic Credit is granted on a case-by-case basis, according to our Academic Credit policy and associated procedures. Applications for Academic Credit will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic academics and where appropriate, industry experts.
Assessment: Assignments, reports, exams, demonstrations, questioning, practical work, and a folio.
Pathways to further study
These qualifications may lead to further studies in horticulture at tertiary institutes
Career Pathways
Opportunities in a broad range of horticultural enterprises and disciplines include: maintenance and management of private and public gardens and parks restoration and management of heritage gardens project management managing a horticultural enterprise design and garden drawing.


Which department am I in? Department of Horticulture and Landscaping

Entry Requirement From Vietnam

Students are expected to have completed a level 3 foundation programme or equivalent and have IELTS 5.5 and Students who have completed a higher national diploma or foundation degree will be able to join the second or third year of a BA Honours degree course if they have IELTS 6.0 (with no component less than 5.5) or equivalent.

Entry Requirement For International Student

Students must have the following:
Academic: Australian Year 11 equivalency
English: Academic IELTS 5.5 with no individual band below 5.0, Pearson PTE Academic 42 overall with no individual communicative skill below 36, or recognised equivalency

Path Way Options by Other Partners

Pathways options
Offered by this university
SEGi University offers below pathways courses for this subject A-Level

Full Time (2 years)

Contact provider

16 July 2018

Fairfield Campus Yarra Bend Road, FAIRFIELD, Victoria, 3078, MELBOURNE, Australia