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Certificate II in Horticulture

This two year qualification is designed to reflect the role of employees who perform a range of tasks in horticulture vocations.

Students will complete two core units:

  • Participate in OHS processes 
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Followed by an additional units taken across the two years:

YEAR 1 –  Nursery Focus
  • Pot up plants
  • Tend to nursery plants
  • Undertake propagation activities
  • Determine basic properties of soil/growing mediums
  • Recognise plants
  • Collect, prepare, preserve plant specimens
  • Apply chemicals under supervision
YEAR 2 –  Parks and Gardens Focus
  • Plant trees and shrubs
  • Prune small trees and shrubs
  • Prepare and maintain plant displays
  • Plant horticultural crops
  • Shift materials safely, using manual handling techniques
  • Follow basic chemical safety rules
  • Operate basic machinery and equipment


        To successfully complete the Certificate II in Horticulture students must complete the required units across two years.

VET Horticulture will run at Dromana College from 9am-3pm each Wednesday. It is suitable only for VCAL students and Year 10 students who are intending to follow a VCAL Pathway.