Whether you want to indulge a passion or gain commercial skills to grow and sell indoor plants, this course is ideal for you. This course is useful for nursey workers, interior plant suppliers, florists, interior designers, event managers, gardeners, and horticulturalists.
Introduction to Indoor Plants is an online professional development program that will teach you how to choose, grow and maintain indoor plants, and design indoor gardens.
In this indoor plant course, you will learn to identify hundreds of indoor plants and gain an understanding of the conditions required for specific plant varieties.
You will also learn innovative ways to present plants for indoor situations, such as special events and workplaces interiors, and understand acclimatization and plant-scaping as it relates to the industry.
On completion of this course, you will have the confidence to make educated decisions on the selection, care and use of indoor plants.
Unit - Interior Indoor Plants
Unit 1 – Introduction
Plant naming and pronunciation
Review of indoor plant families
Unit 2 – Indoor Plant Culture – Part A
Understanding interior environments
Plants for different light conditions
Problems with indoor plants
Managing plant nutrition
Pruning indoor plants
Propagation and caring for young indoor plants
Unit 3 – Indoor Plant Culture – Part B
Acclimatizing indoor plants
Helping plants survive neglect
Managing plant health indoors
Unit 4 – Foliage Plants
Growing palms inside
Review of palm genera
Selecting and growing ferns inside
Review of other foliage plant genera
Unit 5 – Flowering Plants
Other genera grown for flowers indoors.
Unit 6 – Other Indoor Plants
Vines and climbers
Unit 7 – Making The Best Use Of Indoor Plants
Deciding where to place an indoor plant
Plants in baskets
Unit 8 The Interior Plantscaping Industry
Interior plantscaping business
Growing in greenhouses
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.