Professional Diploma in Horticulture - Parks & Recreation


Complete this course and become prepared to work in the management and development of recreation and park facilities and services.

Course CodeVHT009
Fee CodeAD
Duration (approx)2500 hours


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Learn the Skills to Work in Parks and Recreation
This comprehensive course provides training for people to work in the management and development of recreation and park facilities, including municipal parks, national parks, tourist parks, commercial landscapes, resorts and more. 

Grow your awareness of industry and opportunities; and develop your networking skills. Success in parks and recreation is not just a matter of being able to do the job. It is also very much dependent upon the attitude you have and the decisions you make.


“This course stands above the rest when it comes to management skills – you will have the confidence to manage parks and gardens (as well as staff) upon completion of this course. It enables you to develop and apply informed decisions rather then to just follow orders. In the future the demand for Parks and Gardens experts at management level will increase; be amongst those that are ready to take up the challenge.” - Adriana Fraser Cert.Hort., Cert.Child Care, Adv.Cert.App.Mgt., Cert IV Assessment and Training, Adv.Dip.Hort, ACS Tutor.


TRAINING FOR:

Successful completion of this course may assist the student to gain employment in the following fields: Parks Superintendent, Head Ranger, Parks Manager, Technical Officer, Park Interpretation Officer, Recreation Facility Manager, Vocational Trainer.




Modules

Core ModulesThese modules provide foundation knowledge for the Professional Diploma in Horticulture - Parks & Recreation.
 Botany I (Plant Physiology And Taxonomy) BSC104
 Horticultural Research I BHT118
 Horticulture I BHT101
 Horticulture II (Plant Knowledge) BHT102
 Soil Management (Horticulture) BHT105
 Turf Care BHT104
 Horticultural Research II BHT241
 Horticultural Resource Management BHT203
 Playground Design BHT216
 Sports Turf Management BHT202
 Amenity Horticulture I BHT324
 Horticultural Marketing BHT304
 
Elective ModulesIn addition to the core modules, students study any 13 of the following 25 modules.
 Arboriculture I BHT106
 Carpentry BSS100
 Ecotour Management BTR101
 Landscape Construction BHT111
 Landscaping I BHT109
 Nature Park Management I BEN120
 Plant Selection And Establishment BHT107
 Supervision VBS104
 Arboriculture II BHT208
 Landscaping III (Landscaping Styles) BHT235
 Nature Park Management II BEN207
 Permaculture Systems BHT201
 Planning Layout And Construction Of Ornamental Gardens BHT242
 Restoring Established Ornamental Gardens BHT243
 Trees For Rehabilitation (Landcare Reafforestation) BHT205
 Amenity Horticulture II BHT325
 Biophilic Landscaping BHT343
 Ecotourism Tour Guide Course BTR301
 Garden History BHT329
 Horticultural Therapy BHT341
 Operational Business Management I (Horticulture) BHT326
 Operational Business Management II (Horticulture) BHT327
 Organic Plant Culture BHT302
 Turf Grasses BHT342
 Turf Repair And Renovation BHT303
 

Note that each module in the Professional Diploma in Horticulture - Parks & Recreation is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately.


Formerly known as Advanced Diploma - now known as Professional Diploma: credits are given for modules studied in either our Australian or UK schools. An Advanced Certificate is awarded upon completing the first 10 modules, and the Professional Diploma is awarded through ACS Distance Education, UK Company Number 004624913 on successfully completing the remaining modules.



Recommended Books

Click on any of the titles below to see an outline of that book in our bookshop.
 
Propagating from Cuttings
Printed Book by John Mason
 
Start a Plant Nursery
or a Herb Farm
Printed Book by John Mason
Start & develop a career
or business in Horticulture
An E book by John Mason
Climbing Plants
ebook
Herbs
ebook
Orchids
ebook
Growing Conifers
printed book
 
Growing Ferns
by John Mason
printed book
Start a Landscape
or Garden Business
printed book
Plant knowledge is key to a
successful career in
horticulture and this book
is an excellent starting point,
An e book by John Mason
Growing Australian Natives
by John Mason
ptinted book
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trees and Shrubs
for Warm Places
an ebook by John Mason
.
 

WHY STUDY WITH US?

  • We've been teaching horticulture since 1979 -we've helped tens of thousands around the world. We can help you.

  • Support from a team of a dozen horticulturists, in three countries including some of the industries leading experts. The principal John Mason is a former Director of Parks & Recreation (Essendon Council), and the only person to have been made a fellow by both the Australian Institute of Horticulture, and the UK Institute of Horticulture. He is also a fellow of Parks & Leisure Australia.
  • Other staff include: Gavin Cole has worked in landscaping across both Australia and the UK, and was operations manager for one of England's most prestigious landscape companies. Maggi Brown is a life member of Garden Organic in the UK, and one of England's most respected organic gardening experts. Bob James has over 50 years of experience in horticulture as manager with Brisbane Council Parks Dept; a consultant, university lecturer, nurseryman, permaculturist, and more. These are just a few of the team.
  • Above all; our courses are unique, and they work. They take longer to complete than certificates in some colleges; but our graduates learn more, and because there are lots of choices throughout the course; every graduate will have a different mix of knowledge and skills to everyone else -as well as all of the basics that everyone needs to learn. This uniqueness sets our graduates apart from the crowd, and that gives you an edge on everyone else. 

WHAT WILL THIS COURSE DO FOR YOU?
Give you the skills and knowledge to manage parks and recreation facilities.

This course is different to many others. It is an "experiential based" learning program; designed to get you involved with the horticulture industry as you study. The industry is changing faster than ever; and will continue to change; and for ongoing success you need to become "connected" and remain "connected", so that you see and adapt to recent changes, and ongoing changes as your career moves forward.

Let us help you toward a successful future in parks and recreation!

We've always found it is better to communicate with someone before they enrol. If we understand your passions, capabilities and ambitions, we can help you map out a course of action to give you the best chance of achieving your goals.


Use our free career and course counselling service.


 
 




Credentials

This course is accredited by the International Accreditation and Recognition Council.
This course is accredited by the International Accreditation and Recognition Council.

ACS is an Organisational Member of the British Institute for Learning and Development
ACS is an Organisational Member of the British Institute for Learning and Development

Member of the Institute of Horticulture Careers Advisory Bureau
Member of the Institute of Horticulture Careers Advisory Bureau

Member of Study Gold Coast, Education Network
Member of Study Gold Coast, Education Network

ACS Global Partner - Affiliated with colleges in seven countries around the world.
ACS Global Partner - Affiliated with colleges in seven countries around the world.

Member Nursery and Garden Industry Association
Member Nursery and Garden Industry Association

ACS is a Preferred Member Training Provider with the Australian Institute of Horticulture.  ACS students meeting AIH criteria can join AIH as a Category 2 student member. http://www.aih.org.au/
ACS is a Preferred Member Training Provider with the Australian Institute of Horticulture. ACS students meeting AIH criteria can join AIH as a Category 2 student member. http://www.aih.org.au/



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