Advanced Diploma of Horticulture

This qualification reflects the roles of individuals working in management roles in horticulture.


Packaging Rules

Completion of eight (8) elective units.

a minimum of six (6) units must come from the elective units list

a maximum of two (2) units may be selected from the elective units or units aligned to Diploma or Advanced Diploma in AHC10 or from any other currently endorsed training package or accredited course. Selected units must be relevant to job outcomes in horticulture management.



Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCAGB501A

Develop climate risk management strategies

add topic AHCAGB502A

Plan and manage infrastructure requirements

add topic AHCAGB601A

Develop export markets for produce

add topic AHCAGB602A

Manage estate planning

add topic AHCAGB603A

Manage the production system

add topic AHCAGB604A

Analyse business performance

add topic AHCAGB605A

Manage business capital

add topic AHCAGB606A

Manage price risk through trading strategy


Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCBUS601A

Manage capital works

add topic AHCBUS602A

Review land management plans and strategies

add topic AHCBUS603A

Develop and review a strategic plan

add topic AHCBUS604A

Design and manage the enterprise quality management system

add topic AHCBUS605A

Manage human resources

add topic AHCBUS606A

Develop a monitoring, evaluation and reporting program

add topic AHCBUS607A

Implement a monitoring, evaluation and reporting program

add topic AHCBUS608A

Manage risk

Machinery operation and maintenance

Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCMOM601A

Analyse machinery options

Merchandising and sales

Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCMER501A

Develop a sales strategy for rural products


Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCWRK601A

Monitor projects in a program

add topic AHCWRK602A

Lead and manage community or industry organisations

add topic AHCWRK603A

Design and conduct a field-based research trial

add topic CPPWMT5045A

Develop site safety plans

add topic PSPPOL404A

Support policy implementation

add topic SRXGOV001B

Participate as a member of an effective Board of an organisation

add topic SRXGOV002B

Undertake the role of an individual Director of an organisation

add topic SRXGOV003B

Undertake the role of a Chairperson at a Board meeting

add topic SRXGOV004B

Work effectively with the Board of an organisation

add topic SRXINU004A

Promote compliance with laws and legal principles


    Qualification pathways

    Pathways into the qualification

    This qualification may be accessed by direct entry.

    Job roles

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

    Horticulture enterprise business managers in local government

    Nursery/Garden Centre owner managers

    Landscape company owner/managers

    Tree service/arboriculture company owner/managers

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Licensing Information

Not Applicable

Employability Skills


Employability Skill

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:


Listening and understanding

Speaking clearly and directly

Writing to audience needs

Interpreting the needs of internal/external customers

Establishing/using networks

Negotiating responsively


Applying knowledge of own role as a part of a team

Applying teamwork skills to a range of situations

Identifying and using the strengths of other team members


Developing practical and creative solutions to workplace problems

Showing interdependence and initiative in identifying problems

Solving problems individually or in teams

Applying a range of strategies in problem solving

Using numeracy skills to solve problems

Initiative and enterprise

Adapting to new situations

Being creative in response to workplace challenges

Identifying opportunities that might not be obvious to others

Translating ideas into actions

Developing a strategic, creative long-term vision

Planning and organising

Collecting analysing and organising information

Using basic business systems for planning and organising

Being appropriately resourceful

Taking initiative and making decisions within workplace role

Participating in continuous improvement and planning processes

Working within or establishing clear project goals and deliverables

Determining or applying required resources

Allocating people and other resources to tasks and workplace requirements

Managing time and priorities

Adapting resource allocations to cope with contingencies


Having a personal vision and goals

Articulating own ideas and vision

Taking responsibility at the appropriate level


Being open to learning, new ideas and techniques

Learning in a range of settings including informal learning

Managing own learning

Contributing to the learning of others


Using basic technology skills

Using technology to organise data

Applying OHS knowledge when using technology

Applying technology as a management tool