|Qualification||Proficiency Award 4|
|Payment Options||Upfront & Payment Plans|
|Delivery||Online & Correspondence|
This course is designed to assist the graduate to gain employment in the following fields: Garden Company Manager, Technical Officer, Marketing Manager, Consultant, Vocational Trainer.
This course is accredited through the International Accreditation and Recognition Council.
There are no academic pre-requisites for this course but it is expected that successful applicants have achieved an educational level that will enable the completion of the course objectives. Entry to this course is based on:
|Core Modules||These modules provide foundation knowledge for the Proficiency Award 4 in Horticulture - Ornamental Horticulture.|
|Biochemistry I (Plants) BSC102|
|Botany I (Plant Physiology And Taxonomy) BSC104|
|Engineering I - Machinery & Equipment BSC105|
|Horticulture and Research I BHT118|
|Horticulture I BHT101|
|Horticulture II (Plant Knowledge) BHT102|
|Soil Management (Horticulture) BHT105|
|Horticultural Resource Management BHT203|
|Horticulture And Research II BHT241|
|Plant Protection BHT207|
|Amenity Horticulture I BHT324|
|Horticultural Marketing BHT304|
|Elective Modules||In addition to the core modules, students study any 13 of the following 26 modules.|
|Arboriculture I BHT106|
|Bookkeeping Foundations BBS103|
|Herb Culture BHT114|
|Landscape Construction BHT111|
|Landscaping I BHT109|
|Plant Selection And Establishment BHT107|
|Turf Care BHT104|
|Arboriculture II BHT208|
|Deciduous Trees BHT244|
|Engineering II - Engineering Applications BSC205|
|Garden Centre Management BHT255|
|Green Walls and Roofs BHT256|
|Irrigation (Gardens) BHT210|
|Planning Layout And Construction Of Ornamental Gardens BHT242|
|Sports Turf Management BHT202|
|Trees For Rehabilitation (Landcare Reafforestation) BHT205|
|Tropical Plants BHT234|
|Amenity Horticulture II BHT325|
|Bush Tucker Plants BHT328|
|Garden History BHT329|
|Irrigation Management BAG303|
|Managing Notable Gardens BHT340|
|Operational Business Management I (Horticulture) BHT326|
|Operational Business Management II (Horticulture) BHT327|
|Turf Repair And Renovation BHT303|
Note that each module in the Proficiency Award 4 in Horticulture - Ornamental Horticulture is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately.
Plant Knowledge is the Foundation for good horticulture
A home garden can commonly have hundreds of different plant species growing in it. Public gardens may have even more. A plant nursery may be selling well over a thousand different cultivars, and sometimes many thousands.
Every plant will grow differently, and to get the most out of the plant, it requires a great deal of knowledge about the different plants you work with. This "plant knowledge" is what distinguishes the best gardeners and horticulturists, from everyone else.
Our courses place a great deal of importance upon teaching you "plant knowledge", perhaps more so than most other horticultural schools. In doing so, we believe that we equip our students with a distinct advantage over students who graduate from other colleges.
How much do you know about Plants?
ADVICE FROM OUR TUTORS - PLANTS FOR SHADED AREAS
A comprehensive guide to successful planting in the shade
A shaded area not only looks better with the right plants, but is also easier to maintain. Pants have varying degrees of tolerance to sun and shade, and information about what will grow best in your shaded area is hard to give, because there are so many variables involved.
The plants on the following lists are a good starting point. All have some degree of shade tolerance, and many will grow across a wide range of different climates. Before making your final choice, try to find somewhere where you can see the plants you choose, growing in your locality – perhaps in a botanic garden or a nursery. This will help you get a better idea of just how much shade the plant will tolerate in your part of the country.
GROUNDCOVERS & SMALL PLANTS
PLANTS FOR DEEP SHADE
There always seems to be one spot in the garden that is so deeply shaded that nothing will grow. What is needed are plants that are known to survive and even thrive in such positions.
PLANTS FOR TROPICAL SHADY POSITIONS
AUSTRALIAN NATIVE SHADE TOLERANT PLANTS
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College Graduate vs. Non-Graduate Earnings
The National Centre for Education Statistics (NCES) analyses employee earnings data biennially, according to education level. Findings indicate that workers with a qualification earn significantly more than those without. Since the mid-1980s, education has played a large part in potential wages, with bachelor's degree holders taking home an average of 66% more than those with only a high school diploma do. While college-educated workers' wages have increased over the past two decades, those with only a high school education have seen decreases in annual salaries in the same time period (nces.ed.gov).
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