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Melbourne Polytechnic Fairfield

Diploma of Horticulture

Nurture your interest in all things green by gaining a well sought after qualification in the Diploma of Horticulture. Be the one dispensing advice on plant suitability, health and design, and become the expert this ever changing and dynamic industry needs - a rewarding career awaits.

Become a Horticulturist with a specialised career

Horticulture is playing an increasingly vital role in conserving our environment and maintaining flora for future generations.

Our Horticulture program is diverse and facilitates entry into a range of industry sectors including landscape construction and design, local government, contract maintenance, consultancy services, botanic gardens and horticultural enterprises.

Industry connections and resources

The Diploma of Horticulture is delivered at our Fairfield campus, where you will have the benefit of training on extensive grounds and in purpose-built horticulture workshops.

The Nursery and Garden Industry Victoria (NGIV) is the peak industry body for the state’s horticultural industry. You will have an opportunity to work with the organisation through events such as the Melbourne International flower and Garden show.

On completion of the course you will have an abundance of choice in this thriving trade. There are many roles available within historic, private, botanic or council gardens where you will be qualified to apply.

Employment outcomes

The Diploma of Horticulture incorporates 70 hours of work experience and is delivered over 3 days per week, with the expectation that you will find employment in the industry on a casual or part-time basis or become volunteers with horticultural community organisations.


Various forms of assessment may be used, including demonstration of skills, tests and assignments, folios, oral activities, third party reports and practical work. At the commencement of each unit you will be given an outline of what is to be covered in that unit and how the unit will be assessed.

Additional units available for recognition of prior learning (RPL)

This Diploma makes available the following units of study for RPL:

  • AHCDES503 Assess andscape sites,
  • AHCLPW501 Develop a management plan for a designated area,
  • AHCLSC501 Survey and establish site levels,
  • AHCLSC502 Manage landscape projects,
  • AHCPGD503 Manage parks and reserves,
  • AHCPGD504 Develop and implement a streetscape management plan,
  • AHCPGD505 Conduct comprehensive inspection of park facilities,
  • AHCWHS501 Manage work health and safety processes,
  • AHCWRK509 Provide specialist advice to clients.

For further information on RPL and the above units, please speak with the Program Coordinator.

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First Instalment AUD3,258.00
Total duration 24 MONTH(S)

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First Instalment AUD3,258.00
Total duration 24 MONTH(S)
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Total number of students: 2190

Number of students - College: 5 - 25

Melbourne Polytechnic boasts some of the best training facilities in Australia. Many are designed to simulate real workplaces and provide services direct to the public or industry, from all of our campuses and training centres in Melbourne.

Formerly known as Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE (NMIT) we have a proud history that spans over 100 years delivering professional education programs in Melbourne, making us one of the most experienced providers of vocationally-oriented education courses in Australia. 

In 2014, we changed our name to Melbourne Polytechnic to encompass our two strengths in the educational sector:

  • providing higher education and vocational education, and
  • training to industry-focused students and professionals in Australia and from around the world.


  • Our international students come from over 70 different countries and study across six campuses and almost eighty courses.
  • We offer practical industry relevant training designed in consultation with leading practitioners.
  • We have outstanding student support, with free academic, financial, career and personal counselling, and free airport pick up.
  • Our onsite facilities offer leading edge technology and real life working conditions, like restaurants, salons and recording studios.
  • Every one of our qualifications is accredited nationally and recognised internationally.
  • We are goverment funded and owned.
  • Winner of the Australian Governments Premiers Award for Excellence in International Education (in 2014, runner up in 2015).
  • We employ motivated, passionate teachers who have extensive experience in their field and links to industry.
  • To study in Melbourne, the worlds most liveable city.


  • Audio Editing and Recording Studios
  • Jewellery Making Workshop and Studios
  • Library
  • Yarra House Student Accomodation
  • Free Student Parking
  • Cafeteria
  • Free wifi

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Fairfield VIC 3078

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