Environmental HorticultureThe University of Melbourne
Price on request
- Melbourne (Australia)
What you'll learn on the course
Develop the practical skills to grow, manage and design with horticultural plants at the traditional home of horticulture in Australia.
The Associate Degree in Environmental Horticulture is delivered from the beautiful nine hectares of heritage-listed gardens at Burnley campus. Burnley has been teaching horticulture since 1891.
You will receive a strong technical and theoretical foundation in ecology, plant science and sustainable horticulture, supported by studies in communications, business management, staff supervision, occupational health and safety and first aid. The course includes an eight-week industry placement, where you will complete a work program in the horticulture industry under the guidance of trained professionals.
In addition to Burnley’s unique collection of indigenous and exotic trees and shrubs, we explore the Royal Botanic Gardens, historic gardens, heritage-listed gardens and environmental rehabilitation sites.
Our graduates are keenly sought by the horticultural industry as the campus’s reputation for quality training and innovative teaching are renowned.
Most students usually complete the Associate Degree in Environmental Horticulture full-time over two years. All students enrolled in the Associate Degree complete the same subjects/course structure.
High achieving students may be eligible to articulate into the at Melbourne.Careers
Many graduates develop their own businesses, or enter a range of career in the horticulture industry, including:
- Business management
- Conference and event management
- Design and maintenance of public and private gardens
- Green infrastructure
- Horticulture and revegetation
- Horticulture journalism
- Landcare coordination
- Landscape design and construction
- Parks and gardens
- Production and retail nurseries
- Revegetation and restoration
- Television and radio
- Therapeutic horticulture
- Turf management.