Advanced Certificate in Applied Management (Horticultural Technology)

Advanced Certificate in Applied Management (Horticultural Technology)

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Advanced Certificate In Applied Management (Horticultural Technology) VBS001

The Advanced Certificate in In Applied Management (Horticultural Technology) has been developed in response to industry demand and are specifically designed to equip graduates with work-ready skills. Each participant will be trained and assessed in theory and in practical tasks. Real-world exercises are used throughout the program. 

This Advanced Certificate involves three areas of work:

CORE STUDIES - four units of compulsory subjects for all students.

ELECTIVE STUDIES - three stream units for the development of knowledge in a chosen specialisation or industry sector.

PROJECT - a "management in the workplace project" of 200 hrs involving approved work experience in a small business. The project specifically aims to provide the student with the opportunity to apply and integrate skills and knowledge developed through various areas of formal study.

Module 1 Office Practices develops basic office skills covering use of equipment, communication systems (telephone, fax, etc) and office procedures such as filing, security, workplace organisations, etc. 

Module 2.  Business Operations   develops knowledge of basic business operations and procedures (eg. types of businesses, financial management, business analysis, staffing, productivity, etc) and the skills to develop a 12 month business plan.

Module 3. Management, develops knowledge of management structures, terminology, supervision, recruitment and workplace health and safety.

Module 4 Marketing Foundations develops a broad understanding of marketing an specific skills in writing advertisements, undertaking market research, developing an appropriate marketing plan and selling.

There are three modules as follows:

There are ten lessons as follows:
1. Introduction
2. How a Plant Grows
3. Hydroponic Systems
4. Nutrition & Nutrition management
5. Plant Culture
6. Hydroponic Vegetable Production
7. Hydroponic Cut Flower Production
8. Solid Media vs Nutrient Film
9. Greenhouse Operation & Management
10. Special Assignment

There are eleven lessons in this module as follows:
1.  How the Crop Plant Grows
2.  How to Run a Small Evaluation Trial
3.  Harvest and Post Harvest
4.  Tomatoes
5.  Capsicum
6.  Lettuce, Salad Greens and Foliage Herb Crops
7.  Cucurbits (Cucumber and Melons)
8.  Strawberries
9.  Roses
10. Carnations
11. Orchids

There are seven lessons in this module as follows:
1.   Structures for Protected Cropping
2.   Environmental Control
3.   Cladding Materials and their Properties
4.   Irrigation and Nutrition
5.   Relationship between Production techniques and Horticultural practices
6.   Harvest and Post Harvest Technology
7.   Risk Assessment

This is the final requirement that you must satisfy before receiving your award.

Here are two options available to you to satisfy this requirement:

Alternative 1.
If you work in the industry that you have been studying; you may submit a reference from your employer, in an effort to satisfy this industry (ie. workplace project) requirement; on the basis of RPL (ie. recognition for prior learning), achieved through your current and past work experience.

Alternative 2.
If you do not work in the relevant industry, you need to undertake 200 hours of studies such as Workplace Projects or Research Projects.

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