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Associate Degree in Urban Horticulture (A-URBHORT) // Attributes, outcomes and skills

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Intended learning outcomes

Students who have completed this course should have acquired the ability to:

  • understand plant structure and function, taxonomy, ecology and gain specialist knowledge in the identification, use, culture, maintenance and management of plants;
  • have the ability to apply sound theoretical, technical and practical principles and practices in the broad field of Urban Horticulture;
  • appreciate the significance horticulture can play in the development and well-being of a creative and vibrant city and community;
  • be able to analyse, interpret and evaluate information in order to initiate creative solutions when designing landscapes, producing plants, or maintaining and managing urban environments;
  • interact with peers, clients and the community with confidence and in a professional manner;
  • initiate and foster continuing education and training in Horticulture or a related field; and
  • act ethically in the performance of duties relevant to industry standards

Generic skills

This course encompasses particular generic skills. On completion of the course students should have:

* An awareness of, and ability to utilise appropriate communication technology and methods for the storage, evaluation and analysis of information from a range of sources

* Ability to work effectively as an individual and participate as a member of a team

* Ability to plan work, problem-solve, use time effectively and manage small projects

* A capacity for creativity and innovation, through the application of skills and knowledge

* Well developed communication skills to allow informed dialogue and liaison with individuals and groups from industry, government and the community

Graduate attributes

On completion of the course students should have:

  • an awareness of, and an ability to utilise appropriate communication technology and methods for the storage, evaluation and analysis of information from a range of sources;
  • ability to work effectively as an individual and participate as a member of a team;
  • ability to plan work, problem-solve, use time effectively and manage small projects;
  • a capacity for creativity and innovation, through the application of skills and knowledge;
  • well developed communication skills to allow informed dialogue and liaison with individuals and groups from industry, government and the community.