Graduate Diploma in Horticulture

Course 434AA (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

Year and Campus: 2013
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
Duration & Credit Points: 100 credit points taken over 12 months




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

Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)

Course Overview:

This course is no longer offered, please see the website for other available courses.


Course objectives have been designed to achieve those skills, knowledge, understanding and attitudes in graduates which will provide an immediately employable graduate to the various sectors of the horticultural industry.

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 structure consists of core and optional subjects. In order to qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma in Horticulture, the student must successfully complete three core subjects and other optional subjects that will provide the emphasis in either environmental horticulture or production horticulture



Subject Options:

Semester 1

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:

Electives x 2 25 points

Semester 2

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:

Electives x 3 37.5 points

Typical Subject Sequences are:

Production Horticulture

Study Period Commencement:
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Garden and Tree Management

Study Period Commencement:
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Not offered 2010

Landscape Horticulture

Study Period Commencement:
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Not offered in 2013
Breadth Tracks:


Available Breadth Tracks

Entry Requirements:

The Graduate Certificate can articulate into the Graduate Diploma in Horticulture.


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

  • an undergraduate degree and at least one year full time, documented relevant work experience, or equivalent.


2. The Selection Committee may conduct interviews and tests and call for referees 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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