CSU's Bachelor of Horticulture aims to develop a multi-skilled professional capable of fulfilling a range of management and leadership roles.
CSU's Bachelor of Horticulture provides a professional qualification for students who are interested in working with the environment, landscape or production industries. You will gain a strong foundation in science, applied plant science, management, finance and communication throughout the horticulture supply chain, as well as benefit from strong connections with the horticultural industry.
You will complete a diverse range of subjects in areas like economics, irrigation, pest management and soil science, as well as examine flower, fruit, nut and agricultural industries and concepts. You will also have the opportunity to select elective subjects that relate to your particular interests.
This course is offered by distance education, allowing you to balance your study with work, family and lifestyle commitments. You will learn using a range of online resources and communication tools, as well as through attending residential schools on campus for some subjects, and undertaking workplace learning in industry.
The Bachelor of Horticulture is well suited to TAFE graduates who wish to upgrade their existing qualifications and to those in, or wishing to enter, these exciting industries. Arrangements are in place to assist with this articulation and are updated on a regular basis.
The Certificate IV or Diploma of Production Horticulture at Goulburn Ovens TAFE (GOTAFE) provides a pathway to CSU's Bachelor of Horticulture. Graduates of these TAFE qualifications will receive credit towards their CSU degree. Students in North East Victoria who are undertaking the Bachelor of Horticulture are able to complete some subjects by supported distance education. Support for each subject usually includes recorded lectures, a range of documents and resource, online meetings, interactive video teaching, face-to-face tutorials or field exercises at Wangaratta. The rest of the course will be completed by distance education using a range of online study resources and communication tools, and may include some residential schools at CSU's Orange and Wagga Wagga campuses.
Students may need to attend residential school sessions on Orange Campus, although some may be held at Wagga Wagga Campus. Regular field trips are made to rural businesses. Orange Campus has well established facilities for horticultural education including plant propagation and glass houses within a horticulture centre. Orange is located in close proximity to major fruit, vegetable, nut, flower and grape industries.
For each 8 point subject at CSU, students should normally expect to spend between 140-160 hours engaged in the specified learning and assessment activities (such as attending lectures or residential schools, assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, assignments or examinations). The student workload for some subjects may vary from these norms as a result of approved course design.
Students will be assessed on the basis of completed assignments, examinations, workplace learning, or other methods as outlined in specific subject outlines.
Where applicable, students are responsible for travel and accommodation costs involved in workplace learning experiences, or attending residential schools (distance education students).
Expectations relating to academic, workplace learning, time and cost requirements for specific subjects are provided in the subject abstracts and in course materials.
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