Horticulture Occupation Essentials

Course Length 3 days
Study Mode Online (day) via virtual training room

Horticulture Occupation Essentials

Looking to gain entry into the horticulture sector? genU Training has developed the Horticulture and  Nursery Industry Ready course for you! Our tailored training will ensure you develop the required skills and knowledge to enter this thriving industry. You will gain confidence, health and safety knowledge, learn to contribute and respond to hazard assessments and develop new workplace techniques along the way.

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This course includes non-accredited content with the addition of the following nationally accredited unit(s):

  • BSBWHS211 Contribute to health and safety of self and others

What will you learn?

  • Orientation to the horticulture industry
  • Refresh Workplace Health and Safety knowledge for the horticulture industry
  • Use personal protective equipment in accordance with workplace requirements
  • Recognise and respond to risks & hazards in the horticulture industry
  • Manual Handling Awareness
  • Following chemical safety and seedling re-potting procedures


Session Content

The Horticulture Occupation Essentials course is a three day commitment. Please ensure you have prepared yourself to be available each day.

Day 1 & 2 Session
Online registration Online registration must be completed prior to the course commencement.

Links to the webinar and genU Training Online LMS will be emailed to registered students prior to course commencement. 

10:00am – 12:30pm

12:30pm – 1:00pm

1:00pm – 3:30pm

Real time instructor led training session via video conference


Real time instructor led training session via video conference


Day 3 Session
9:30am – 3:00pm Onsite practical assessment


Upon successful completion, a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment will be issued for the following units of competency:

  • BSBWHS211 Contribute to health and safety of self and others


You will be assessed through out the training sessions, and will be required to demonstrate the knowledge and skills to gain competency over five assessments:

  • A practical task, re-potting small plants
  • A practical evacuation of your training room
  • A real hazard assessment of your environment
  • A set of written questions about two different workplace procedures
  •  A health & safety written quiz


When you study with genU Training, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen course. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course. You can apply for this course now.

Study requirements

During your study, you will need to meet specific requirements that are necessary for you to complete your course work and be successful:

1. Language, Literacy and Numeracy

Students will need to demonstrate that they have the appropriate language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills

2. Your time

The Horticulture Occupation Essentials course is a three day commitment. Please ensure you allow time for yourself to be available for each day.

3. Your agreement

Please note this training will be recorded for video assessment evidence

4. Your equipment

Please bring your:

        • mobile phone, charger, head phones; and
        • lunch.

5. Your setup

Your training can be completed anywhere you have access to data/Wifi on a Desktop Computer, Laptop, Tablet or Mobile Phone.  You will need to download & have access to Zoom (video conference software) prior to your training, this will allow you to login to your ‘live’ training sessions, you can do this by searching Zoom in:

        • App Store on your IPhone/IPad/MacBook
        • Google Play on your Android phone/tablet
        • Copy & Paste the following link on your laptop or desktop computer web browser: https://zoom.us/download

Please note: You will need access to turn your Camera and Microphone on as required when using Zoom.

6. Your enrolment

You must complete your online enrolment to gain access to the Learning Management System (LMS) online learning login details.


What you will get from us

An email from us 24 hours prior to your training, this email will  include:

  • A link for you to click on that will automatically open your Zoom app  and take you to your ‘live’ training session on the day of your training. Please ensure you click this link 10 minutes prior to your training start time
  • Instructions of how to login to the LMS to complete your online learning activities and view demonstrations.


Australian residents can access this course via our full fee for service rate.

Fee For Service
$AUD 999.00 (per person)

* Course costs may vary subject to location and equipment requirements

There may also be other charges such as material or amenities fees. A genU Training staff member will assist you in determining your course fees and a statement of fees detailing all course charges will be provided prior to enrolment.

For full details of genU Training’s course fees please view our Fees & Charges page.


genU Training offer Horticulture Occupation Essentials, in the following format:

Virtual Training Room (days 1 & 2)  – Study in real time online with instructor-led sessions via video conferencing, supplemented with guided activities via the Learning Management System (eLearning)

10am – 3:30pm

Onsite practical assessment (day 3)  – Practical assessment tasks via video conferencing at an allocated venue

9am – 3:00pm


Time zones:  Local state time zones are observed


Need assistance or have a question. Please contact the Training U For Work team on:

Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm (AEST/AEDT)

Office: 1300 582 687 (option 4) ; or

Direct: 0477 026 638 ; or

Email: traininguforwork@genu.org.au


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