Every Monday for 9 weeks. This is an entry-level course, so it is designed for participants with no prior knowledge or experience in horticulture.
To be eligible for the $50 government subsidised fee, you need to be either a permanent resident and/or an Australian Citizen/New Zealand Citizen and not enrolled in mainstream secondary school. Otherwise, $350.
Working as a team with fellow participants, you will gain a broad overview and practical, hands-on experience about such topics as:
- Introduction to plant recognition.
- Soil properties.
- Environmentally sustainable work practices.
- Career pathways/further study in the horticulture industry.
You will spend a lot of time outdoors (getting your hands dirty!), along with some time in the classroom learning basic theory and exploring study pathways.
The course will be run by Justin Calverley.