Certificate III in Retail Nursery

Retail Nursery – include plant shops, garden centre and lifestyle hubs. The base of this industry is the retail sale of plant material such as seedlings, trees, shrubs, ground covers or twiners, flowering potted plants the general public. Most enterprises carry a range of allied products such as potting media, plant food, pest management preparations and containers. 

A number of large enterprises have life style centres which may include advisory services, furniture, decorator items and cafes or eateries.


This qualification provides a general vocational outcome for a retail nursery or garden centre sales assistant. The nursery industry expects this qualification to be achieved to meet job outcomes at this level.


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