<small>Advanced Certificate in </small><span>Applied Management (Herbs)</span>

Advanced Certificate in Applied Management (Herbs)

Course Code VBS001H
Qualification Advanced Certificate
Payment Options Upfront & Payment Plans
Delivery Online & Correspondence
Duration 900 Hours

Many will use this course to become a farm manager, work in marketing horticultural herbs or start your own business. Others will use it to enhance a career they have already started in the horticulture industry.

Many will use this course to become a farm manager, work in marketing horticultural herbs or start your own business. Others will use it to enhance a career they have already started in the horticulture industry.

  • Learn about management, marketing and business
  • Learn about horticultural herb crop production
  • Combine these skills and discover opportunities for employment and business in the cropping industry
  • 900 hour, self paced practical course with options to upgrade

This Advanced Certificate develops both the skills required to manage a horticultural farm (eg. Market Garden, Orchard), and also the knowledge in the identification, growing, processing and marketing herb crops and crop related products. This course involves seven units, plus a 200 hr workplace project.


Core Modules    These modules provide foundation knowledge for the Advanced Certificate In Applied Management (Herbs).

  •      Business Operations VBS006
  •      Herbs (Basics Course) AHT108
  •      Herb Culture BHT114
  •      Management VBS105
  •      Marketing Foundations VBS109
  •      Office Practices VBS102

Stream Modules    Studied after the core modules, stream modules cover more specific or niche subjects.
     Outdoor Plant Production (Crops I) BHT112
     Protected Plant Production BHT223
Elective Modules 
In addition to the core modules, students study any 1 of the following 15 modules.

  •      Culinary Herbs VHT242
  •      Medicinal Herbs BHT227
  •      Commercial Organic Vegetable Growing VHT241
  •      Commercial Vegetable Production BHT222
  •      Cut Flower Orchids VHT240
  •      Cut Flower Production BHT221
  •      Fruit Production - Temperate Climate BHT218
  •      Fruit Production - Warm Climate BHT217
  •      Nut Production BHT219
  •      Viticulture BHT220
  •      Weed Control BHT209
  •      Berry Production BHT309
  •      Bush Tucker Plants BHT328
  •      Cut Flower Bulbs BHT317
  •      Mushroom Production BHT310
  •      Warm Climate Nuts BHT308

Note that each module in the Advanced Certificate In Applied Management (Herbs) is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately.


Finance options

If you are an Irish citizen you may be eligible to receive financial support, meaning you can defer payment of your course fees. Additionally, if you are a resident of Ireland, you may also be eligible to receive a student grant under the Student Grant Scheme

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How will this course advance my career?

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  • Studying online or distance means you can study where you want and at your own pace.
  • Receive career-focused training with practical, hands-on learning.
  • All course materials are provided and all digital platforms are interactive, work on any device and designed to be fun.
  • Recognition of Prior Learning or Skills Recognition may be available for previous work experience, formal training or qualifications in this field.