Horticulture Level 1

HTC1
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs M. Scoggins

Recommended Prior Learning

Active participation in Year 10 core Science, especially in relation to experimental design and use of basic scientific lab equipment.


Horticulture Level 1

In this course, which has a strong practical component, we cover the appropriate tools, techniques and materials used in the planting and maintenance of plants grown in an outside area and in a greenhouse. The design of landscapes is also covered.

Topics and Key Concepts



Topic

Key Concepts

  1. Practical investigation

  • good experimental design

  • accurate experimental work

  • appropriate reporting of experimental work

  1. Growing plants from seed in outdoor plots

  • plot preparation

  • appropriate planting techniques

  • care for young plants and maintenance of plots

  • maintenance of logbooks to record work 

  1. Identifying containers, etc. used in propagating plants

  2. Growing plants from seed in containers

  • familiarity with equipment used in plant propagation

  • familiarity with materials used in plant propagation

  • familiarity with common plants used in plant propagation

  • appropriate planting techniques

  • care for young plants and maintenance of growing areas in the greenhouse

  • maintenance of logbooks to record work 

  1. Design a landscape plan

  • Understanding of user requirements

  • use of appropriate symbols

  • appropriate design of a stated landscape plan


 



Course Overview

Term 1
Identification of equipment, plants and materials used in the propagating of plants
Setting up and maintenance of plants grown from seed in outdoor plots
Preparation and practice of the scientific investigation

Term 2
Continued maintenance, growing and completion of the assessment of different crops in the outdoor plots
Carrying out of the practical investigation and the writeup
Setting up of the growing plants from seed in containers assessment

Term 3
Continuation of the growing plants from seed assessment and completion of the assessment
preparation for the landscaping design assessment

Term 4
Completion of the landscaping design assessment and clearing up of the Horticulture area

Learning Areas:

Science



Pathway

Horticulture Level 2, Science Level 2

Career Pathways

Beekeeper, Arborist, Farm Assistant, Crop Farmer/Manager, Gardener

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Workbook $25


Assessment Information Assessments US 23782 v1 Identify containers, materials, plants and tools used in plant propagation Internal 2 Credits AS 90918 v2 Agricultural and Horticultural Science 1.1 - Carry out a practical investigation Internal 4 Credits US 1 v5 Prepare and sow outdoor seedbeds manually Internal 5 Credits US 23783 v1 Grow and maintain plants in containers from seed Internal 5 Credits AS 90922 v2 Agricultural and Horticultural Science 1.8 - design a landscape plan that reflects user requirements Internal 3 Credits
Pathway Tags

Landscaper, horticulture, farmer, soil analyst, dairy farmer, forestry, forestry contractor, horticultural worker, vet nurse, Amenity Horticulture, Fruit Production, Vegetable Production, Nursery Production, Viticulture, Floristry, Landscaping, Horticultural Consultant, Science technician, Crop Production Manager, Forestry, Marketing Manager, Orchard Manager, Insectary Manager, Vegetable Farm Manager, Quality Controller


Disclaimer

Courses outlined will only be available if sufficient students wish to take them AND appropriate staff are available to teach them. Courses that do not run may be offered through distance learning and be supported by the Distance Learning Department.