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  • 6 January 2018 - 31 January 2025
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Quick Overview of Certificate II in Horticulture:

  • Location: Online with physical practical components
  • Cost /  Course Fees:
    • User Choice Funding Cost: If you qualify, school students are free otherwise, $1.60 per nominal hour
    • Cost (non funded): $2450
  • Duration: Self Paced typically 12 Months
  • Units of competency: 5 core units and 10 elective units
  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Our trainers work in the industry and have current vocational currency
  • We have recently received scope to deliver the new Cert II in Horticulture AHC20422. (Only Fee for Service at the moment)


  • Certificate II in Horticulture is $2450 per person online e-learning and self-paced. Enrol now!
  • $3450 per person for face to face full-time certificate. (Minimum numbers are required)

Funding is available for eligible employees and school students.

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

Standard Certificate II in Horticulture Course:

Learners currently employed:
The duration of this course is 12 months for learners that are employed in the industry. The course is developed to be conducted soft copy e-learning with practical activities to be signed off by your trainer/supervisor and assessor. The duration may vary due to learner experience and employer facilitation.

Full-time course:
The whole course can be delivered full time, face to face at LT Training’s facility and visit horticulture enterprises to cover all selection criteria. Three days per week. (Minimum of 8 students required for full time). The duration of the course will be 12 weeks of initial intensive face to face classroom training, allowing up to 12 months to complete the program.

Soft copy online means Word documents, PDF, power points and more to be completed on your computer or printed out by you.

Overview of 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 have an interest in horticulture.


The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete a total of 15 units:

  • 5 Core units
  • 10 elective units

The following units are available at the moment:

Core units

AHCWHS201 Participate in work health and safety processes – Core
AHCPCM201 Recognise plants – Core
AHCPMG201 Treat weeds – Core
AHCPMG202 Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders – Core
AHCSOL202 Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing – Core

10 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)

AHCCHM201 Apply chemicals under supervision
AHCINF203 Maintain properties and structures
AHCMOM203 Operate basic machinery and equipment
AHCMOM204 Undertake operational maintenance of machinery
AHCPGD201 Plant trees and shrubs
AHCWRK205 Participate in workplace communications
AHCWRK209  Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
AHCLSC201 Assist with landscape construction work
AHCBIO203 Inspect and clean machinery, tools and equipment to preserve biosecurity
TLID1001 Shift materials safely using manual handling methods – not online

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. (Not more than 10 electives are allowed for the full qualification)

AHCMOM213 Operate and maintain chainsaws
AHCNSY203 Undertake propagation activities
AHCWRK204 Work effectively in the industry
Other units for this qualification can be negotiated to suit employer/client-specific needs


Outcomes of Certificate II in Horticulture:

On successful completion of this course, participants will be issued a ‘Certificate II in Horticulture AHC20416’ certifying competence of the 15 units completed.

Course Delivery:

The course is developed to be delivered soft copy e-learning. Some units will have to be block training face to face if elected.

Soft copy online means Word documents, PDF, power points and more to be completed on your computer or printed out by you.

For students that are already employed in the industry:

Visits by your trainer and assessor will be organised with enrolment.

For students that are not employed and wish to gain employment in the industry:

Training and assessment activities will be organised with the student at designated horticulture enterprises or at LT Training’s training facilities with enrolment. Depending on your location and experience there could be additional costs to cover for travel and accommodation.

Full-time face to face training is conducted at the LT Training Nambour facility. Nambour PCYC,   Youth Avenue, Nambour QLD 4560. Please contact the office to confirm start dates.


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 enrolment 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 online 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.

All training aids and safety equipment are provided for use as required with the full-time course.

After enrolment and initial interview, you will be given your login details to start doing this course online.

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

Sunshine Coast PCYC

Gold Coast, Woongoolba

Redland Bay

LT Training primarily uses PCYC venues that are non-for-profit and give back to the local community. We run ‘Working at heights‘, ‘Confined space training‘, ‘Operate and maintain chainsaws‘, ‘White card‘, and ‘ACDC chemical licensing‘ at PCYC’s.

Our certificates are run anywhere in Queensland by doing online and face to face training. These courses include CERT II IN HORTICULTURE AHC20416, CERTIFICATE III IN PARKS AND GARDENS AHC31021, CERTIFICATE III IN INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT, CERTIFICATE III IN BUSINESS BSB30115, CERTIFICATE II IN WORKPLACE SKILLS BSB20120.