The ability to be able to identify plants is vitally important for gardeners, landscapers and professional horticulturalists.

If you are looking to start a career in these industries or touch up on some skills for your resume, then the Plant knowledge (Horticulture II) course can do this for you.

The course gives you the chance to study all forms of plants including native, vegetable and exotic ornamental plants, identifying their common characteristics for their species and the different mediums you can use to grow them.

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Course Outline
Course Code: 
BHT102
Duration: 
100 hours - Access for 12 months
Delivery: 
Online & Correspondence
Certificate: 
Statement of achievement
Lesson Structure: 
  1. The Groups of Plants: Learn to identify plants from a wide range of taxonomic and cultural groups, using a range of different techniques.
  2. Use of Plants: plant selection, soils.
  3. Australian Native Plants -The growing of native shrubs and trees, including the selection, culture and use of different species.
  4. Exotic Ornamental Plants -Techniques for the growing of exotic ornamental shrubs and trees, including the selection, culture and use of different species.
  5. Indoor & Tropical Plants -Growing indoor plants, including selection, culture and use of different varieties
  6. Bedding Plants: growing, selection, culture and use of different varieties.
  7. Vegetables -Techniques for the growing of edible crop plants, including selection, culture and use of vegetables, fruit, berries and nuts (Part A).
  8. Fruits, Nuts & Berries
  9. Herbs
  10. Alternative Growing Techniques: hydroponics, container growing, terrariums. Determine appropriate applications for a range of alternative growing methods
Aims - the learning objectives of the course: 
  • Identify plants from a wide range of taxonomic and cultural groups, using a range of different techniques.
  • Determine techniques for the growing of native shrubs and trees, including the selection, culture and use of different species.
  • Determine techniques for the growing of exotic ornamental shrubs and trees, including the selection, culture and use of different species.
  • Determine techniques for the growing of indoor plants, including selection, culture and use of different varieties.
  • Determine techniques for the growing of bedding plants, including selection, culture and use of different varieties.
  • Develop techniques for the growing of edible crop plants, including selection, culture and use of vegetables, fruit, berries and nuts.
  • Determine appropriate applications for a range of alternative growing methods.