Graduate Diploma in Urban Horticulture

Course K06-AA (2009)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2009.

Year and Campus: 2009
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
Course Overview: This course, a fee-paying program, is offered as an exit point within the Master of Urban Horticulture. It is designed to fulfil the needs and demands of those who have qualifications in disciplines other than horticulture and who wish to emphasise the study of the horticultural system from a technological, sociological and management perspective. It is expected that most prospective students will be employed currently, or in the future, in the horticulture industry, or be involved in the development and provision of horticultural services.

The course is designed for graduates to:

  • develop skills, knowledge, understanding and competence in the area of environmental horticulture or production horticulture;
  • analyse problems, advise, guide, develop and organise horticultural programs and operations;
  • develop a holistic approach to horticulture through an understanding of the biological, socio-cultural and environmental factors within the system;
  • extend scholarly and critical attitudes in the discipline of horticulture.
Course Structure & Available Subjects:

The course comprises one year of full-time study or equivalent part-time study.

The Graduate Diploma in Urban Horticulture is nested within the first year of the Master of Urban Horticulture and includes the following subjects:

Subject Options: Core Subjects (Total of 62.5 points)
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Elective Subjects (Total of 37.5 points)
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Not offered in 2009
Semester 1
Semester 1
Entry Requirements:

The Selection Committee will evaluate the applicant's ability to pursue successfully the course using the following criteria:

  • Undergraduate degree and at least one year's full-time, documented relevant work experience, or equivalent

The Selection Committee may conduct interviews and tests and call for referee reports and employer references to elucidate any of the matters referred to above.
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:

Graduate Attributes: None

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