Prior to commencement of the course, the student is assessed for language, literacy and numeracy (LLN).Where appropriate, language, literacy and numeracy will be screened prior to a student being enrolled into the course.
Any special learning needs identified from this review will form the basis of any adjustment to the training program and appropriate strategies will be agreed with the student. Adjustments will be recorded in the student file and will not compromise the competency standard. The LLN strategies may include, but are not limited to:
Where it is determined that an applicant may not have sufficient English language skills to complete the qualification, they will be provided with two referrals to improve their skills before starting this qualification:
There are no prerequisites for this qualification
To meet the industry needs Murray College of Health Education has decided to offer following combination of the units
|AHCWHS401 Maintain work health and safety processes|
|AHCNSY402||Plan a propagation program|
|AHCBIO403||Plan and implement a farm or enterprise biosecurity plan|
|AHCPCM401||Recommend plants and cultural practices|
|AHCPMG410||Implement the pest monitoring and evaluation plan|
|AHCSOL401||Sample soils and interpret results|
|AHCPCM402||Develop a soil health and plant nutrition program|
|AHCORG403||Manage organic soil improvement|
|AHCNSY401||Plan a growing-on program|
|AHCCHM401||Develop procedures to minimise risks in the use of chemicals|
|AHCCHM402||Plan and implement a chemical use program|
Total number of hours for delivery are 1150. The program in Certificate IV in Horticulture is designed to train the units and assess each unit once the training has been completely delivered for the unit. Self – Study component is also completed prior to the occurrence of the final assessment.
The Course duration is for 58 weeks ( 54.5 weeks of study and 3.5 weeks of holiday period. )
This will be achieved by scheduling classes for 20 Hours (approx) per week over 54.5 weeks (20 hours of face to face + Self –study).
For every 20 hours , 4 hours are allotted for final assessment and 16 hours towards face-to-face delivery. These 20 hours may be delivered by one of the following scheduling options :
The other days of the week may be used for private study time and extra tuition, if required.
This qualification provides a general vocational outcome in amenity horticulture. It is NOT a suitable pathway for horticultural trades.
MCHE has a process and procedure for students wishing to be considered for the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). The RPL process invites students who consider their level of knowledge and skills to be of the same standard as required in their vocational course, to gain credit if they can produce sufficient evidence. This procedure is detailed in this document.
Prior to commencement, a review of each student’s previous education, training and work experience will be conducted in order to determine if there is a need to recognise existing competencies through recognition of prior learning (RPL) and / or national recognition.
Please refer to Murray College of Health Education recognition of prior learning policy for more details.