Certificate II in Floriculture

This qualification provides an occupational outcome in floriculture. The floriculture industry expects this qualification to be achieved to meet job outcomes at this level.


Packaging Rules

Completion of fifteen (15) units made up of one (1) core unit and fourteen elective units.


a minimum of three (3) units must come from elective group A

a minimum of eight (8) units must come from elective groups A or B

a maximum of three (3) units may be selected from units aligned to Certificates II or III in AHC10 or from any other currently endorsed training package or accredited course. Selected units must be relevant to job outcomes in the flower growing industry.


Occupational Health and Safety

Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCOHS201A

Participate in OHS processes



Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCPCM201A

Recognise plants


Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCNSY201A

Pot up plants

add topic AHCNSY202A

Tend nursery plants

add topic AHCNSY203A

Undertake propagation activities

Production horticulture

Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCPHT201A

Plant horticultural crops

add topic AHCPHT203A

Support horticultural crop harvesting

add topic AHCPHT204A

Undertake field budding and grafting

add topic AHCPHT205A

Carry out postharvest operations

Soils and media

Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCSOL201A

Determine basic properties of soil and/or growing media



Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCBIO202A

Follow site quarantine procedures


Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCCHM201A

Apply chemicals under supervision


Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCDRG201A

Maintain drainage systems


Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCINF203A

Maintain properties and structures


Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCIRG202A

Assist with the operation of pressurised irrigation

add topic AHCIRG206A

Maintain pressurised irrigation systems

Machinery operation and maintenance

Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCMOM201A

Operate two wheel motorbikes

add topic AHCMOM202A

Operate tractors

add topic AHCMOM203A

Operate basic machinery and equipment

add topic AHCMOM204A

Undertake operational maintenance of machinery

add topic AHCMOM205A

Operate vehicles

add topic AHCMOM211A

Operate side by side utility vehicles

add topic FPICOT2234A

Operate 4x4 vehicle

add topic TLID2010A

Operate a forklift


Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCNSY204A

Maintain indoor plants

Pest management

Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCPMG201A

Treat weeds

add topic AHCPMG202A

Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders


Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCWRK206A

Observe enterprise quality assurance procedures

add topic AHCWRK207A

Collect and record production data

add topic AHCWRK208A

Provide information on products and services

add topic AHCWRK209A

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

add topic TLID1001A

Shift materials safely using manual handling methods


    Qualification pathways

    Pathways into the qualification

    This qualification may be accessed by direct entry.

    Pathways from the qualification

    Further training pathways from this qualification include, but are not limited to, Certificate III in Floriculture.

    Australian Apprenticeships

    This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship.

    Licensing considerations

    There are no specific licences that relate to this qualification.

    Job roles

    Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

    Flower grower

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Licensing Information

Refer to Pathways Information

Employability Skills


Employability Skill

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:


Listening and understanding

Speaking clearly and directly

Reading and interpreting workplace related documentation


Working as an individual and a team member

Working with diverse individuals and groups


Solving problems individually or in teams

Initiative and enterprise

Adapting to new situations

Planning and organising

Collecting analysing and organising information

Taking initiative and making decisions within workplace role

Participating in continuous improvement and planning


Taking responsibility at the appropriate level


Undertaking learning as required for work


Using technology and related workplace equipment

Using basic technology skills

Applying OHS knowledge when using technology