Associate Degree in Urban Horticulture

2 years full-time, Burnley — Domestic and International students. CRICOS code: 086007D

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Students who have completed this course should have acquired the ability to:

  • understand plant structure and function, taxonomy, ecology and gain specialist knowledge in the identification, use, culture, maintenance and management of plants;
  • have the ability to apply sound theoretical, technical and practical principles and practices in the broad field of Urban Horticulture;
  • appreciate the significance horticulture can play in the development and well-being of a creative and vibrant city and community;
  • be able to analyse, interpret and evaluate information in order to initiate creative solutions when designing landscapes, producing plants, or maintaining and managing urban environments;
  • interact with peers, clients and the community with confidence and in a professional manner;
  • initiate and foster continuing education and training in Horticulture or a related field; and
  • act ethically in the performance of duties relevant to industry standards


Course Description

Create resilient, healthy and diverse urban environments. You will study plants in urban landscape environments, with a focus on issues of design, planning, implementation and management, to supporting the health and wellbeing of the community and the creation of future liveable cities.

Career outcomes

  • Arboriculture
  • Design and maintenance of public and private gardens
  • Management of heritage landscapes
  • Landscape design and construction
  • Production and retail nurseries
  • Revegetation and bush flora management
  • Green infrastructure
  • Horticulture media
  • Landcare coordination
  • Urban parks and gardens
  • Horticulture consultancy
  • Therapeutic horticulture

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