Growing your own vegetables is an enjoyable and rewarding hobby (or business venture), but successful gardeners understand what it takes to keep plants healthy. If you’ve always dreamed of starting your own veggie garden, this course is ideal for you.
The Certificate of Home Vegetable Growingis an online program that will teach you how to grow your own fresh, delicious, seasonal vegetables all year round.
In this professional development course, you will learn to build a vegetable garden, including container, raised and organic growing, and how to create a healthy compost. You will also learn to make optimal use of land, water and fertiliser to reap the best harvest.
You will also learn about pests, disease and weed control, how to implement watering and irrigation systems, tips on hydroponic and greenhouse growing and harvesting, as well as how to store and use your homegrown vegetables.
On completion of this course, you will have gained the knowledge required to create your own thriving vegetable garden at home.
Unit 1 - Introduction
Ways of growing vegetables
Unit 2 - Cultivation and planting
Different growing methods
Types of vertical gardens
Sowing seeds (indoors and outdoors)
Soils and nutrition
Nutrient deficient symptoms
Unit 3 - Major vegetable varieties
Cauliflower and pak-choi
Cabbage and brussel sprouts
Turnips and radish
Beans and peas
Onions and potatoes
Unit 4 - Pest, disease and weed control
Natural pest and disease control
Crop rotation, timed planting
Cleanliness and hygiene
Controlling insects and pests
Unit 5 - Hydroponic and greenhouse growing
Growing vegetables in greenhouses
Cold and warm climates
Choosing the right greenhouse
Hydroponics (advantages and disadvantages)
Unit 6 - Lesser grown varieties
Less commonly grown vegetables
Unit 7 - Irrigation
When to water
Testing to see if water is needed
Do’s and don’ts of watering
Reducing watering needs
Different garden watering needs
Other vegetables (beetroots, capsicums, carrot, celery, corn, spinach and silver beet)
Unit 8 - Harvesting, storing and using vegetables
Preserving and processing food
Chutneys and sauces
When you study with Australian Online Courses you will be assessed using a competency-based training method. Competency-based training focuses on a learner’s ability to receive, respond to and process information to achieve a competency result. As such, skills-based and knowledge assessments are geared towards attainment to meet industry-defined standards.
Assessment will be comprised of written assignments and exercises, including short answer questions, reports, essays, research projects and reflective tasks. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment. As a result, you can complete training in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
No entry requirements;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support;
Easy to understand course content;
We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 50 hours. We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
While printed materials are not available for purchase, PDF copies are available for download and self-printing for this program.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.
Professional development for those wishing to grow their own vegetables.