Horticultural Practice I

Subject HORT10012 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

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

This subject is not offered in 2013.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 24 hours of lectures, 48 hours of practical classes
Total Time Commitment: Not available




Recommended Background Knowledge:


Non Allowed Subjects:


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/


Melbourne School of Land & Environment Student Centre
Ground Floor, Melbourne School of Land & Environment (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 30%), one written assignments/practical report equivalent to 2000 words (worth 30%)and one oral test (worth 10%)

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

Download PDF version.