HRT301 Plant Propagation (8)

This subject is a study of the theoretical and practical aspects of the commercial propagation of amenity horticultural plants.

Subject Outlines
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* Offering has a residential school. Please view following information for further details.

Session 1 (30)
Online *
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: HRT301. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Agricultural and Wine Sciences


BIO126 or BIO127 or AGR156 or PSC102 or PSC103

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to explain the theoretical aspects of a variety of sexual and asexual plant propagation techniques;
  • be able to describe the relative advantages and disadvantages of various plant propagation techniques; and
  • be able to accurately display practical proficiency in a variety of plant propagation techniques.


This subject will cover the following topics:

The uses, techniques and relative advantages and disadvantages of:
- seed propagation
- cuttings propagation
- layering
- budding and grafting - bench and field techniques
- propagation using bulbs, corms, tubers, etc
- tissue culture propagation

Residential School

This subject contains a 3 day Compulsory Residential School.The residential school provides a hands on approach to the theory taught.


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2019 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: September 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.