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Quick Overview of AHC20422 Certificate II in Horticulture:

  • For each unit, the theory is self-paced e-learning, and the practical assessment is at one of our locations or your workplace.
  • Funding available:
  • Units of competency: 8 core units and 7 elective units
  • Course Code: AHC20422 – Certificate II in Horticulture
  • Nationally Recognised Training


  • AHC20422 Certificate II in Horticulture is $3090 per person fee for service (no funding).
  • Soft copy documents are e-learning and self-paced. Soft copy course costs could vary due to a student’s circumstances and location. This will be established with enrolment.
  • Soft copy online means Word documents, PDFs, PowerPoints, videos. Word documents or PDFs are to be completed on your computer or printed by you.
  • Hard copy delivery is also available. The costs will be $660 ontop of the course fee to compensate for printing and mailing costs. Students will receive printed learning material and assessments with Australia Post.

Funding is available for eligible employees and school students.

User Choice:

LT Training is a Queensland Skills Assured Supplier (SAS) for this qualification. Contact your employer if you are already employed in the industry and wants to choose LT Training as your Supervising Registered Training Organisation (SRTO).  Eligible trainees that meet the Queensland state funding requirements will be charged a set fee per nominal hour. These fees are calculated at a regulated rate of $1.60 per nominal hour. Concession rates apply for students who hold a current Health Care Card or who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

User Choice funding information for LT Training can be found Click here

To understand level II in Horticulture traineeships better, you can visit the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training website QTIS website


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Standard AHC20422 Certificate II in Horticulture Course:

Fee for service students: (No Funding)

  • 12 months term

Trainees: (User Choice Funding)

  • School Based Trainees – 12 months term; 1 day per week x 50 weeks of paid employment plus 8 workplace class visits
  • Trainees – 12 months term; Full time paid employment plus 6 workplace class visits

VETiS students:

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Overview of AHC20422 Certificate II in Horticulture:

This qualification underpins a range of work functions and job roles that can lead to a horticultural trade qualification. It includes the theoretical and practical components of fifteen (15) units of competency. The units will contribute to a competent horticulture trade worker in a wide variety of workplaces for example nurseries, landscaping businesses, production horticulture farms, parks and gardens, irrigation businesses, floriculture and many more.

During the Certificate II in Horticulture course, you will learn and develop skills and knowledge of treating weeds, recognising and identifying different plants, assisting with landscape construction work, how to operate and maintain machinery such as chainsaws and how to propagate plants. Our trainers work in the industry and have many years of experience behind them, they have helped students of all learning levels complete this course


There are no entry requirements for the certificate.  However, students should have reasonable fitness and physical ability level and be interested in horticulture.


To be awarded the AHC20422 Certificate II in Horticulture, competency must be achieved in a total number of 15 units.
This strategy is focusing on:

  • 8 core units plus
  • 7 elective units.

Elective units must ensure the integrity of the qualification’s Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome. The electives are to be chosen as follows:

  • 5 units must be from the electives listed below
  • the remaining 2 units must be from the electives listed below, or any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course.

Core units

AHCMOM203 Operate basic machinery and equipment
AHCPCM204 Recognise plants
AHCPGD207 Plant trees and shrubs
AHCPMG201 Treat weeds
AHCPMG202 Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders
AHCSOL203 Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing
AHCWHS202 Participate in workplace health and safety processes
AHCWRK211 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

7 Elective units available

(2 units may be selected from any other endorsed Training Package or Accredited Course. Selected units must be relevant to job outcomes in horticulture and must be chosen to ensure the integrity of the qualification outcome at AQF level 2)

TLID0020 Shift materials safely using manual handling methods
AHCCHM201 Apply chemicals under supervision
AHCMOM204 Undertake operational maintenance of machinery
AHCPGD102 Support gardening work
AHCLSC206 Assist with landscape construction work
AHCPGD209 Prune shrubs and small trees
AHCINF207 Maintain properties and structures

Additional units below could be delivered with a Statement of Attainment. We regard each client as having their own specific need in training.  Units above could be swapped with additional units below or other units on the scope to suit the client.

AHCMOM213 Operate and maintain chainsaws (Scheduled class only)
AHCBIO203 Inspect and clean machinery, tools and equipment to preserve biosecurity
Other units for this qualification can be negotiated to suit employer/client-specific needs


Outcomes of Certificate II in Horticulture:

Upon successfully completing all of the training and assessment requirements a trainee will receive a nationally recognised qualification in AHC20422 Certificate II in Horticulture.

Course Delivery:

The course is developed to be delivered as soft copy e-learning. Soft copy online means Word documents, PDF, power points and more to be completed on your computer or printed out by you.

For School-based trainees: The AHC20422 Certificate II in Horticulture course will be an employment based delivery mode (375 hours) ,with school based trainees attending eight (8) face to face classes (60 hours). Furthermore, trainees will be expected to also complete self-paced learning and assessment project research work (175 hours).

For Trainees: The AHC20422 Certificate II in Horticulture course will be delivered through employment-based methods, with trainees attending six (6) face-to-face classes.

For VETiS students, VETiS courses are face-to-face 1 – 2 times for a full school day a fortnight at your school using hard copy assessments.

Fee for Service (not funded): Self-paced learning and assessment project research work, with 6 days of face-to-face work with your trainer.


LT Training will consider RPL for the units of competency if an applicant can provide sufficient evidence. Previous experience will be acknowledged during a course.

Payment Option:

A deposit of $1500 is required for enrollment to secure your placement, and the remaining amount is due one week after the course has started.

Further Information on Certificate II in Horticulture:

You will need a computer device that meets the minimum requirements of LT Training’s soft copy system (we support and recommend a modern desktop or laptop computer running Microsoft Office.)

You must ensure a good, stable internet connection and the ability of your device to play sound.

After enrolment and initial interview, you will be given your soft copy link to start doing this course.

Please take the time to familiarise yourself with our  Student Handbook which contains loads of information for our students including our policies and terms and conditions. The handbook will be shared electronically or in hard copy. If you have any questions at all, we are happy to help.


Queensland, Australia


Brisbane, Brendale

Arundel, Gold Coast

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Gold Coast, Woongoolba

Redland Bay

LT Training primarily uses non-for-profit and gives back to the local community. We run ‘Working at heights‘, ‘Confined space training‘, ‘Operate and maintain chainsaws‘, ‘AHCBIO203 Inspect and clean machinery, tools and equipment to preserve biosecurity‘ and ‘ACDC chemical licensing‘ at these locations.

Our certificates are run anywhere in Queensland by doing online and face to face training. These courses include CERT II IN HORTICULTURE AHC20422, CERTIFICATE III IN PARKS AND GARDENS AHC31021CERTIFICATE III IN BUSINESS BSB30120.