|Award title||Graduate Certificate in Urban Horticulture|
|Year & campus||2020 — Burnley|
|Fees information||Subject EFTSL, level, discipline and census date|
|Study level & type||Graduate Coursework|
|Credit points||50 credit points|
|Duration||12 months part-time|
Nested in the Master of Urban Horticulture, this Graduate Certificate is designed for those with qualifications in disciplines other than horticulture. The course provides knowledge and vocational specific skills in the planning, installation and management of vegetation across a range of urban landscape applications. The four core subjects encompass critical learning around the science, function and identification of landscape plants, as well as their propagation, cultivation and use. They also deliver outcomes important in the horticulture of urban landscapes, particularly in relation to soils, water, growing conditions and maintenance. Employment outcomes can be found in technical and planning roles in the areas of open space and landscape management, revegetation and restoration works and horticultural maintenance. Further study pathways are available to the Graduate Diploma and Master of Urban Horticulture.
1. In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed:
- an undergraduate degree or a graduate or postgraduate certificate in any discipline with at least an H3 (65%) weighted average, or equivalent;
- an honours degree, graduate diploma or postgraduate diploma in any discipline, or equivalent.
Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.
2. In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider:
- prior academic performance.
3. The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Academic Board rules on the use of selection instruments.
4. Applicants are required to satisfy the University’s English language requirements for graduate courses. For those applicants seeking to meet these requirements by one of the standard test approved by the Academic Board, performance band 6.5 is required.
Inherent requirements (core participation requirements)
Inherent requirements are the abilities, knowledge and skills needed to complete this course that must be met by all students. For information on the inherent requirements specific to this course contact the course/program coordinator. In some circumstances reasonable adjustments may be available to enable students to meet these requirements while still preserving the academic integrity of the university's learning, assessment and accreditation processes. For more information on how to seek these adjustments refer to the Student Equity and Disability Support website: https://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
Intended learning outcomes
After completing this course students should be able to:
- Demonstrate skills and knowledge in the science, cultivation and management of plants in urban landscapes.
- Integrate and apply the scientific knowledge of plants, soils, water and growth to urban horticulture.
- Analyse urban horticulture problems and provide solutions based on biophysical and technical considerations.
- Contribute to scholarly and critical attitudes in the discipline of urban horticulture.
- The ability to interpret, synthesise and communicate effectively both verbally and in written format.
- Ability to integrate information across a relevant discipline to solve problems in applied situations.
- Improved problem-solving through critical thinking and analysis, planning, management and communication.
- A greater capacity for creativity and innovation by integrating multi-disciplinary scientific, technical knowledge and skills.
- A profound respect for truth, intellectual and professional integrity, and the ethics of scholarship.
- An ability to derive, interpret and analyse social, technical or economic information from primary and other sources.
- Have advanced scientific and technical skills and be able to successfully communicate this across a range of disciplines.
- Be able to critically examine, synthesize and evaluate knowledge across related activities
- Analyse problems and generate and transmit solutions to these.
- Have high self-awareness and high-level communication skills and demonstrate this through their application and practice.
- Develop, plan, communicate and implement positive change within their institutions and local communities
- Develop transferable and adaptive skills in mediating difficult work-place and community situations that require clear communication, negotiation and compromise
- Demonstrate autonomy, adaptability and judgement as a practitioner in the application of skills and knowledge.
Compulsory core subjects (all 12.5 points), two in semester 1 and two in semester 2:
|Code||Name||Study period||Credit Points|
|HORT90008||Horticultural Plant Science||
|HORT90033||Plants in the Landscape||
|ERTH90028||Urban Soils, Substrates and Water||
|HORT90004||Plant Production and Establishment||
Last updated: 12 August 2020