National Certificate in Horticulture (Introductory) (Level 2)

This is an introductory certificate for people entering into the Horticulture industry. The aim of the qualification is to provide a sound basis for further education and training. The focus on the course is on Landscaping and or Nursery.


The duration of the course is 20 weeks. The course runs from February to June and July to November each year.


The course will cover a variety of topics including;

  • Chainsaw operations - elective
  • Agri-chemical use and handling
  • Health and Safety
  • Planting & carring for bedding plants etc.
  • Soils and fertilizers
  • Seeds and propagation
  • Selecting plants & planting

A qualification from the National Trade Academy is your pathway to a career working in the great outdoors.


People who complete this course will be able to demonstrate fundamental knowledge and elementary skills relevant to various sectors of the horticulture industry. Students graduate with the National Certificate in Horticulture (Introductory) (Level 2).

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