Horticultural Practice I

Subject HORT10012 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 1 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:

Semester 1, Burnley - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 24 hours of lectures, 48 hours of practical classes
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: N/A
Corequisites: N/A
Recommended Background Knowledge: N/A
Non Allowed Subjects: N/A
Core Participation Requirements: For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/


Dr Chris Williams


Melbourne School of Land & Environment Student Centre
Ground Floor, Land & Food Resources (building 142)

Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)
Email: 13MELB@unimelb.edu.au

Subject Overview:

This subject covers introductory principles and practices in nursery production and ornamental horticulture. It includes methods of and systems for propagating plants from seeds and cuttings and techniques for planting, establishing and maintaining plants in the landscape.


No specific objectives have been identified for this subject.


Two 90-minute written examinations (each worth 25%), and two written assignments/practical reports equivalent to 2000 words (each worth 25%).

Prescribed Texts:


Recommended Texts:

Recommended Texts:

  • Growing media for ornamental plants and turf (K Handreck & N Black), 3rd edn, NSW University Press, Kensington, 2002
  • Hartmann and Kester's Plant Propagation: principles and practices (H T Hartmann, D E Kester, F T Davies, & R L Geneve, 2002), 7th edn, Prentice-Hall International, Upper Saddle River
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should have acquired the following generic skills:

• Capacities in information seeking, evaluation and retrieval;
• Communication skills, both oral and written;
• Independent application of new-acquired knowledge and skills; and
• Planning and time management.

Related Course(s): Associate Degree in Environmental Horticulture

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