Certificate III in Production Nursery

Production Nursery – sometimes referred to a Wholesale nursery is the science of producing large quantities of plants by seed, cutting, grafting, budding, tissue culture or genetic manipulation, growing them to accepted standards in ground or containers for sale to other nurseries, retailers, primary producers, landscapers and developers.


The range of production facilities varies from small area intensive units to large scale areas. Diversity of plants grown, media used and containers selected increase the complexity of this sector.  Typically areas studied include plant physiology; weeds, pests, diseases and disorders; biosecurity, media characteristics and plant nutrition.


This qualification provides a general vocational outcome for a nursery person working in a production nursery. The nursery industry expects this qualification to be achieved to meet job outcomes at this level. Job roles and titles covered by this qualification may include production nursery tradespersons 


There are no entry requirements for this qualification.


  • For Nominal Terms for User Choice Students, please refer to: http://qtis.training.qld.gov.au/

  • For Certificate 3 Guarantee Program related students, please refer to relevant course information flyer.

  • For Fee For Service Students, we base duration on Volume of Learning as recommended by ASQA such as Certificate II = up to 12 months or 1200 hours, and Certificate III, IV or Diploma = up to 24 months or 2400 hours. 


For User Choice  Related Programs please refer to Student Handbook for relevant Student Contribution Fees.


Our standard pricing for Fee For Service Students is:  Certificate III = $6,500