Specialised Horticulture Certificate

4 modules

700 hours

Learn everything you need to know in the field of horticulture to help you enter the industry, run your own produce farm, set up a horticultural business, work in management or deepen your knowledge of the horticulture and agriculture industries.

The course is structured in a way that will build your foundation knowledge in horticulture before drilling into specific areas and aspects of crop production which are tailored to your needs and interests.

Course overview

Payment options

This course can be paid off through an interest free payment plan for $35 per week. It also qualifies for a discount for upfront payments.

Course duration

This course is made up of 4 in-depth modules. The amount of study time required to complete this course is approximately 700 hours of study.
There is an option to reduce modules from this program to suit your needs.

Tutor support

You are studying online – but you are not studying alone. Our tutor support service comes with all of our courses and is available to you 24 hours, 7 days a week.


A Certificate of attainment will be issued upon completion of your course.

24/7 Access

Online 24/7 access to your course allowing you to fit your study in with your schedule.


This certificate is accredited through the International Approval and Registration Centre (IARC). A non-profit, global organisation to help you gain employment.

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Course details

This course is ideal for:

  • Students looking for a comprehensive horticultural course
  • People passionate about growing plants and produce

100% Online

This course has been designed by industry professionals to kick start your journey into the world of horticulture. It is delivered online to suit your lifestyle and allow you to study at your own pace.

This comprehensive course will give you a head start in the industry with specialised knowledge to give you a broader understanding of the career path you want to take when you complete this course.

Career prospects

This course is ideal for:

  • In a production nursery
  • As a crop grower
  • Greenhouse worker
  • On a farm
  • In an orchard
  • At a farm supplier
  • In crop processing
  • Horticultural marketing, education and media
  • In urban farming
  • Permaculture designer

Course modules

This course has 3 main core modules

  • Outdoor Crop Production
  • Protected Plant Production
  • Permaculture Systems
  • + 1 free elective module of your choice is included as a part of this course
  • + Optional modules for an additional fee


Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted and marked by the school’s tutors before it is returned to you with any comments, feedback and if necessary, extra reading.

Topics covered in the Outdoor Crop Production module include:

  • Crop production systems
  • Organic crop production
  • Soils and nutrition
  • Nursery stock production
  • Tree fruit production
  • Soft fruits production
  • Vegetable production
  • Cut Flower production
  • Herbs, nuts and miscellaneous crops

Topics covered in the Protected Plant Protection module include:

  • Environmental control
  • Cladding
  • Irrigation
  • Nursery nutrition
  • Relationship between production techniques and horticultural practices
  • Horticultural greenhouse management
  • Pests and diseases
  • Harvest and post harvest technology
  • Greenhouse plants
  • Risk assessment

Topics covered in the Permaculture Systems module include:

  • Permaculture principles
  • Elevation planning
  • Sustainability
  • Organics
  • Crop rotation
  • Composting
  • Design principles
  • Zone and sector planning
  • Permaculture techniques
  • Animals in permaculture
  • Plants in permaculture
  • Appropriate technologies
  • Preparing a plan

Elective modules to choose from:

  • Fruits and Vegetables
  • Herbs
  • Flowers
  • Nuts and Berries

Optional Modules to choose from:

  • Mushroom Production
  • Organic Plant Culture
  • Machinery and Equipment
  • Soil Management (Crops)
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A man smiling while carrying his vegetable | Careers Collectiv

“I have learnt many aspects of Permaculture I didn’t even think of. I understand my land and the environment far better for doing this course. I feel very confident in planning and growing plants for the area.”


“I am enjoying my course and it has given me an understanding of what I need to do once I have completed my course.

I find the course to a valuable learning experience. I am able to do it in my own time (I have young children) and the learning is interesting.”


Gain the Specialised Horticulture Certificate for only $35 per week

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