Course Code VHT035
Qualification Certificate
Payment Options Upfront & Payment Plans
Delivery Online & Correspondence
Duration 600 Hours


Good Propagators are one of the most valued staff members in any production nursery. Their speed and strike rate will determine the profitability of the entire nursery. Because of their pivotal role; good propagators tend to always be in demand in the nursery industry, and their job security is high.

To be a good propagator, you need to know how to identify a wide range of plants; and be able to understand and make judgements about what parts of the plant to use and what techniques to apply in order to propagate them effectively. These things are taught strongly in this course.

An effective propagator also needs to be naturally fast and agile in the way they use their hands. These "motor skills" come easily to some people; and far less easily to others. If your fine motor skills are not fast and good, you may reconsider whether a career as a propagator is right for you. If you are great with your hands though and lover working with plants, this could be a dream occupation.

This highly relevant course is based on four core modules which focus on propagation, seed propagation, cutting propagation and horticulture, student may then choose 2 electives to build upon this knowledge further.

Core Modules    
These modules provide foundation knowledge for the Qualification - Certificate in Propagation.

  •      Propagation I BHT108
  •      Cutting Propagation BHT211
  •      Practical Horticulture 1 BHT238
  •      Seed Propagation BHT237

Elective Modules    
In addition to the core modules, students study any 2 of the following 11 modules.

  •      Australian Natives I BHT113
  •      Botany I - Plant Physiology And Taxonomy BSC104
  •      Plant Health (Horticulture III) BHT116
  •      Plant Identification and Knowledge (Horticulture II) BHT102
  •      Soil Management - Horticulture BHT105
  •      Botany II - Applied Plant Physiology BSC204
  •      Protected Plant Production BHT223
  •      Tropical Plants BHT234
  •      Wholesale Nursery Management BHT212
  •      Perennials BHT316
  •      Tissue Culture BHT306

Note that each module in the Qualification - Certificate in Propagation is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately.

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How will this course advance my career?

Learning Cloud programs have 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 and Real-world exercises are used throughout the program.

Studies prove, time and again, that college-educated workers earn more than those with only a high school qualification. College graduates often enjoy additional benefits, including greater job opportunities and promotions. Though the proof for greater earning potential exists, some might wonder whether the cost of the education warrants the overall expense in the long run.

College Graduate vs. Non-Graduate Earnings

The National Centre for Education Statistics (NCES) analyses employee earnings data biennially, according to education level. Findings indicate that workers with a qualification earn significantly more than those without. Since the mid-1980s, education has played a large part in potential wages, with bachelor's degree holders taking home an average of 66% more than those with only a high school diploma do. While college-educated workers' wages have increased over the past two decades, those with only a high school education have seen decreases in annual salaries in the same time period (

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  • Recognition of Prior Learning or Skills Recognition may be available for previous work experience, formal training or qualifications in this field.