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Horticulture courses available in Byron Bay and Mullumbimby

Turn your green fingers into a valuable skill and even a career with Byron Community College’s horticulture courses.

Whether you aspire to grow your own food in a micro farm, nurture flowers and plants in a nursery or landscape parks and gardens, our horticulture courses are right up your path.

Hands-on and focused on practical, real-world learning, our courses cover every aspect of a horticulture system. From designing to growing and irrigating through to harvesting, you’ll gain the confidence to achieve your horticultural goals.

Learn more about our courses based in Byron Bay and Mullumbimby below.

AHC30722 - Certificate III in Horticulture

Do you want to grow your passion, while creating and nurturing diverse types of green environments? A career in horticulture is a great choice if you enjoy working outdoors. It can provide you with vast opportunities to work within a wide range of horticulture settings. You will be guided by our highly skilled, industry current trainers who will help you develop the personal and professional skills required to start your career as a sought-after horticulturist, in an evolving and... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency from the Certificate III in Horticulture AHC30722.
  • Transport and store chemicals (AHCCHM304)
  • Operate machinery and equipment (AHCMOM304)
  • Control plant pests, diseases and disorders (AHCPMG302)
  • Control weeds (AHCPMG301)
  • Operate pressurised irrigation systems (AHCIRG346)
  • Perform specialist amenity pruning (AHCPGD309)
  • Identify and select plants (AHCPCM308)
  • Contribute to workplace health and safety processes (AHCWHS302)
  • Apply environmentally sustainable work practices (AHCWRK320)
  • Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases (AHCCHM307)
  • Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas (AHCSOL304)
  • Implement a landscape maintenance program (AHCPGD310)
  • Implement a plant nutrition program (AHCPCM305)
  • Implement a propagation plan (AHCNSY313)
  • Prepare growing media (AHCSOL305)
  • Maintain nursery plants (AHCNSY308)
  • Provide information on plants and their culture (AHCPCM306)
AHC30722 - Certificate III in Horticulture

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Hand Tied Posy

Hand Tied Posy

Come and unleash your inner florist, get creative and learn how to make a beautiful Hand Tied Posy with fresh seasonal blooms and foliage. This course is designed for beginners, where you will learn the basic fundamentals of constructing a Hand Tied Posy. You will develop skills in spiralling the stems to create the perfect posy and learn how to gift wrap your flowers complete with a hand made bow. At the end of the course, you will take home basic knowledge on the flowers and... [More]

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Wicking Bed Workshop

Wicking Bed Workshop

Join us in this hands-on immersive one-day Wicking Bed Workshop. Discover the secrets of efficient and sustainable gardening as you learn how to create a self-watering garden bed that conserves water and promotes healthy plant growth.  Our experienced instructor will guide you through the step-by-step process of building and maintaining a wicking bed, including selecting materials, proper irrigation techniques, and optimizing soil health. Leave equipped with the knowledge and... [More]

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Floristry Intermediate

Floristry Intermediate

Each week offers the opportunity to learn and create a different floral design ranging from professionally wired flower crowns to stunning modern bouquets and unique statement arrangements, all of which are yours to take home and enjoy for the remainder of the week. Gain insight into how a floral arrangement can be costed and the retail value of floral designs. You will learn how to prepare and care for fresh flowers and materials used in each class along with basic information on... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Engage in short and simple spoken exchanges at work (FSKOCM002)
  • Write short and simple workplace information (FSKWTG003)

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Botanical Dyeing With Local Plants

Botanical Dyeing With Local Plants

Join us in the Laneway studio to experience the beauty and joy of natural Botanical Dyeing. Using nature as our colour tools, we will discover the simple techniques of natural dyeing, cooking up a visual feast with local plants to release the colours and patterns of nature. We will experiment dying watercolour paper with a variety of plants to achieve stunning results. All materials supplied. What to bring Own refreshments and lunch Important information Once your enrolment is... [More]

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Growing Herbs At Home

Growing Herbs At Home

Growing your own herbs is a fun and easy way to ensure you have just what you need to add extra flavour and nutrients to your dishes. Even though they are easy to grow, there are certain growing techniques best used in our sub-tropical climate. After 23 years of propagating and selling herbs at Byron Bay Herb Nursery, Deb shares a few tips for local production so you can enjoy an all year round, productive and attractive herb garden. Location is wheelchair accessible. Additional... [More]

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Bush Regeneration

Bush Regeneration

Are you interested in caring for our native and natural environments? Bush Regeneration is the rehabilitation of land from a weed affected or otherwise degraded area to a healthier community of native plants and animals. From bushlands to costal dunes or rainforests or wetlands, the aim is to restore and maintain the ecosystems health by helping the natural regeneration of indigenous plants. In this short course we will look at a ‘whole of environment’ integrated approach that... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Use digital technology for basic workplace tasks (FSKDIG01)
  • Read and respond to basic workplace information (FSKRDG04)

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Grow Harvest and Store

Grow Harvest and Store

Join tutor Sharon in her urban permaculture garden as she shares her passion and years of experience learning both from traditional experts and experimenting with perennial roots, legumes, shoots, fruits and edible greens. Perennial vegetables are hardy, easy to grow and produce food for years once established. No matter the size or scope of your garden, growing perennials means less work for more food, and greater resilience in your garden.  However, gardeners are often left... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Write short and simple workplace information (FSKWTG003)
  • Use short and simple strategies to organise highly familiar workplace tasks (FSKLRG016)

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Healthy Soil for Farm and Garden

Healthy Soil for Farm and Garden

This course is for those who would like a deeper understanding of the natural systems at work within the soil. Welcome to the fascinating world of the soil food web; the microscopic world that forms soils and feeds and protects plants. During this course you will learn how to harvest micro-organisms from your local area and apply them to your soil whilst gaining an understanding of the plant socio-biome and how you can work to enhance your environment to allow these natural systems... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Write short and simple workplace information (FSKWTG003)
  • Use digital technology for routine and simple workplace tasks (FSKDIG002)
  • Use oral communication skills to participate in workplace meetings (FSKOCM004)

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Backyard Food Production

Backyard Food Production

Growing your own herbs and vegetables can be a rewarding and exciting experience. This course provides you with a mix of practical information and hands-on experience to achieve great results. During this 8 week course, you will become part of a small team who will be the custodians of our backyard vegetable garden plot at our purpose designed 1-acre permaculture site located at Mullumbimby Community Gardens (MCG). We will follow the seasons of a north coast vegetable garden.... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Engage in short and simple spoken exchanges at work (FSKOCM002)
  • Estimate, measure and calculate with routine metric measurements for work (FSKNUM015)
  • Read and respond to routine workplace information (FSKRDG010)

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.