Certificate II in Horticulture

Jobs and Skills WA: Horticulture courses
Want to grow an amazing career?

If you love working with plants, and have a green thumb, a career in horticulture could be for you! With Western Australia's amazing climate and environment, our horticulture industry is strong and offers fantastic job opportunities.

Through this introductory-level training, you will gain skills and knowledge in growing and caring for plants and food gardens; treating weeds; working safely; and using a range of tools and equipment.

What a great way to set yourself up for a future career in horticulture!

Half price
Aboriginal school-based traineeship (ABST)
School-based apprenticeship or traineeship (SBAT)
VET for secondary students
Industry: Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment | Science and the Environment | Animals, Science and the Environment |
National course code: AHC20416 | WA State ID: BDE6

Choose a WA TAFE college that delivers this course

To find out more about doing this course at a WA TAFE college, select one of the TAFEs listed below to read their course descriptions. You'll also be able to see at which TAFE campus/es the course is delivered.

If you would like further information such as when the course is available and how to enrol, and details of course fees, or if you have questions about how the course is delivered, please follow the Find out more link to go to the TAFE's website where you will find full course details and contact information so that you can speak to the TAFE directly.

Plant the seeds for a career working outdoors.

If you enjoy working in nature, cultivating gardens and love seeing your hard work flourish, this course is for you. In this entry-level qualification, you'll gain the practical skills and knowledge to work effectively in the horticultural industry. Horticulturists most commonly work in a gardening, nursery and landscaping setting. 

Please note: This qualification is in transition, and the course code is subject to change

Half price fees apply! 


Batavia Coast Maritime Institute

Sow the seeds for your future

This qualification will assist you to gain employment in the horticulture, landscaping and conservation and land management industry. You'll gain the practical skills and knowledge required to work in horticulturist roles in domestic and commercial settings.

This course is also available for interested individuals, including people registered as unemployed and/or clients referred by community agencies - no prior experience is required.

All of our classes have extensive resources and are run by highly experienced lecturers

You may be able to attain a triple qualification, adding the Certificate II in Conservation and Ecosystem Management and Certificate II in Landscaping to this Certificate by enrolling in additional units.


Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)

Plant the seed for a successful career.

The Certificate II in Horticulture is an entry-level qualification, allowing participants to gain an insight into the horticulture industry.

Participants will develop skills and knowledge in caring for nursery plants and food gardens, treating weeds and using horticulture equipment.

This qualification underpins a range of work functions and job roles that can lead to a job in the horticultural and land management industries.

This course is available at other campus locations upon request.

If you are passionate about the environment, sustainable practices, or an avid home gardener who is interested in plants, this course is for you. Launch your horticulture career, and brush up on your skills by completing this entry-level qualification to unearth your inner green thumb.

Horticulture is one of the fastest growing industries in Australia with the sector playing an important role in delivering economic, social and environmental value. 

This course is for any interested people that want to learn more about gardening and general horticultural practices. Such people may want to commence their own business or seek employment as a nursery hand within established horticultural businesses.

South Regional TAFE is transitioning this qualification to the new training package in 2024. Students will be enrolled into the new units developed to meet current and future industry needs. Fees may vary for courses transitioning to the new training package. 


Margaret River

Choose a private training provider that delivers this course

This course is available from registered training organisations (accredited private training providers) that are also funded through Jobs and Skills WA. Select from the list below, and follow the link to the provider's website for further information about the course and how to enrol.

This program is designed to provide students the skills and knowledge needed to work within various sectors of the horticultural industry. Throughout the program students will cover a range of topics to help build skills, knowledge and confidence. This program is made up of 15 units of competency, which covers:

  • Work effectively in the industry
  • Work Health Safety
  • Planting trees and small shrubs
  • Support gardening work
  • Treat weeds
  • Use of machinery and equipment
  • Working as a team and effective workplace communication 

Delivery location

South West

This qualification is delivered 100% at your workplace and tailored to suit your requirement and to service your industry (Agriculture, Rural Operation, Feedlots) with the best practise used in Australia.
This qualification provides trainees with the basic skills and knowledge essential in agricultural production. A trainee undertaking this role will acquire a broad range of skills in one or more agricultural sectors, such as broad acre cropping (e g. grains, sugarcane, etc.) and livestock (e.g. sheep, beef, horses etc.). You can then choose to specialise in one of these areas: Livestock, crops or mixed livestock crops, cattle production, cattle handling, fencing, maintenance and repair of basic machinery, pen riding and much more.

What will I learn?

  • Tending livestock
  • Planting crops and harvesting crops
  • Mustering, moving and penning up livestock
  • Driving a range of farm vehicles including tractors
  • Controlling weeds and pests
  • Applying chemicals
  • Providing support for basic repair of plant and machinery
  • Performing routine maintenance including basic fencing and irrigation.
  • Cattle production – intensive, semi- intensive
  • Materials for handling cattle, cattle identification
  • Branding, ear marking and ear tags

Delivery location


This qualification provides participants with the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to secure employment across different sectors as a Horticulture Assistant including nursery work, landscape labouring and garden labouring.
This qualification is delivered as a School-Based and Aboriginal School-Based Traineeship program delivered with a combination of on-and-off-the-job training in the Perth Metro and Peel Regions.

Delivery locations

Perth Metro
Peel Region

The information presented on the course lists within this website is provided to the Department of Training and Workforce Development by the WA TAFE colleges and private training providers, and is offered as a guide only. It is updated regularly, however some changes to details may occur in between updates. You should always contact the TAFE or private training provider directly to confirm details and/or ask questions.