CERES VET Programs

CERES is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO TOID 3686) and offers Certificate II in Horticulture (AHC20410) and Certificate II in Kitchen Operations (SIT20312) as part of the Vocational Education and Training (VET) program. Training programs are available for the full school year and are tailored to suit the needs of individual students and schools. Courses are held between 8am and 5pm Monday to Friday.

Cert II in Horticulture (AHC20410)

Completing Cert II in Horticulture at CERES Community Environment Park provides students with a range of skills that are transferable to a career in horticulture. Students may be involved in propagation, planting and pruning trees and shrubs, landscaping and building, using a chainsaw, plant and weed identification, laying irrigation systems, harvesting plants, working in the industry and applying environmentally sustainable work practices. This course is perfect for students who enjoy working in the outdoors. It can be an introduction to a career, further study or apprenticeship in gardening, vegetation management and restoration, landscaping, parks and gardens management, nurseries and propagation. CERES Community Environment Park, a 4.5 hectare farm in East Brunswick, provides the perfect outdoor classroom for a hands-on, immersion learning experience. Our Honey Lane Organic Market Garden, Propagation Area, Permaculture and Bushfood Nursery and extensive productive site provides a unique learnscape for students. Horticulture students are involved in the full garden cycle from planting the seed to harvesting the crops and building and landscaping projects.
CERES Horticulture can come to you!
Schools can have training in their school ground where CERES can help to create a kitchen garden or indigenous oasis at your school linked to completing their certificate.

Hands on Horticulture Non-accredited Training

CERES also provides non-accredited training for groups. Ask about horticulture programs for Year 7-10 that can be run at CERES and at your school. Minimum program duration of 1 term.

Courses may include the following units:

Code Unit Title Nominal Hours Core/elective
1 AHCOHS201A Participate in OHS processes 20 Core
2 AHCWRK209A Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices 20 Core
3 AHCPCM201A Recognise plants 40 Elective
4 AHCLSC201A Assist with landscape construction work 30 Elective
5 AHCNSY203A Undertake propagation activities 30 Elective
6 AHCPGD201A Plant trees and shrubs 20 Elective
7 AHCPGD206A Conduct visual inspection of park facilities 20 Elective
8 AHCINF203A Maintain properties and structures 30 Elective
9 AHCIRG204A Lay irrigation and/or drainage pipes 25 Elective
10 AHCPMG201A Treat weeds 40 Elective
11 AHCSOL201A Determine basic properties of soil and/or growing media 20 Elective
12 AHCWRK204A Work effectively in the industry 20 Elective
13 AHCWRK205A Participate in workplace communications 30 Elective
14 AHCPGD203A Prune shrubs and small trees 35 Elective
15 AHCNSY201A Pot up plants 25 Elective
16 AHCPHT201A Plant horticultural crops 25 Elective
17 AHCPHT203A Support horticultural crop harvesting 25 Elective
18 AHCPHT205A Carry out post harvest operations 25 Elective

To gain a Certificate II in Horticulture students must complete a total of fifteen units comprising of the two core units, a minimum of ten electives from units 3 – 15 and a maximum of three from another certificate (units 16 – 18 are from AHC20310 Certificate II in Production Horticulture). 

The suggested nominal hours for the completion of Certificate II in Horticulture are between 290 –730.  Contact hours will vary from group to group depending on length of program, learning ability, scheduling and independent learning.

For School Groups > School groups can enrol in the complete Certificate II in Kitchen Operations which can be completed over 2 years, 1 session per week. Training programs are run Monday to Friday 9 – 5pm.

We can tailor the program to each group’s needs. Non-accredited training or partial completion of the Certificate II in Horticulture is available groups.

VETiS Wednesday Enrollments > Wednesday 1:30 – 5pm February to December 2016

Individual enrollment for Youth (early school leavers) and Adults

Taster Program >

CERES Horticulture Units in 2016 available for young adults (18-25)

Wednesday Classes – 1:30 – 5pm

 

AHCPCM201A Recognize Plants & AHCPHT201A Plant horticultural crops

20th April – 22nd June (9 weeks), $400.00pp

AHCLS201A Assist with landscape construction 

13th July – 10th August (5 weeks), $200.00pp

AHCSOL201A Determine basic properties of soil/growing media

17th August – 14th September (5 weeks), $200.00pp

Any units obtained in these Taster programs would be credited towards a Certificate II Horticulture by other RTOs should you decide to undertake the full Certificate elsewhere.

If you would like to discuss this program further our VET Co-ordinator, Karen Mengell, can be contacted on 9389 0127 or by email via karen.mengell@ceres.org.au.

Register your interest in upcoming courses click on contact vet programs above right.

Contact Lorna Pettifer on lorna@ceres.org.au or 03 9389 0123 for more information.

Cert II in Kitchen Operations (SIT20312)

Completing Cert II in Kitchen Operations at CERES Community Environment Park provides students with a range of skills that are transferable to a career in hospitality. Hospitality students learn kitchen skills whilst preparing freshly harvested produce from our gardens and locally sourced organic produce from our own Market and Grocery. After their hard work in the kitchen students get to enjoy their own cooking and celebrate newly developed skills over shared meals.

CERES Community Kitchen, our hospitality classroom, is a registered commercial kitchen with green technology and sustainable design. Students participate in a range of projects and activities across the CERES site including: Enterprise activities, Pop-Up Restaurants/ Cafes, Cooking and Service.

CERES offers Safe Food Handling Courses in 2016.

DATES:

8th July and 30th July are now open for enrollment.

Please contact Karen Mengell – karen.mengell@ceres.org.au 9389 0127 for more information

Courses may include the following units:

Code Unit Title Nominal Hours Core/elective
1 BSBWOR203B Work effectively with others 15 Core
2 SITXFSA101 Use hygienic practices for food safety 15 Core
3 SITXWHS101 Participate in safe work practices 12 Core
4 SITHCCC201 Produce dishes using basic methods of cookery 45 Core
5 SITHCCC101 Use food preparation equipment 25 Core
6 SITHCCC207 Use cookery skills effectively 50 Core
7 SITHKOP101 Clean kitchen premises and equipment 13 Core
8 SITXINV202 Maintain the quality of perishable items 10 Core
9 SITHCCC102 Prepare simple dishes 25 Elective
10 SITHCCC103 Prepare sandwiches 10 Elective
11 SITHCCC202 Produce appetisers and salads 25 Elective
12 SITHFAB203 Prepare and serve non alcoholic beverages 20 Elective
13 SITHFAB204 Prepare and serve espresso coffee 30 Elective
14 BSBCMM201A Communicate in the workplace 30 Elective

To gain a Certificate II in Kitchen Operations students must complete a total of thirteen units comprising of eight core units and five electives from units 3 -14.

The suggested nominal hours for the completion of Certificate II in Kitchen Operations are between 280 –415.  Contact hours will vary from group to group depending on length of program, learning ability, scheduling and independent learning.

For School Groups > School groups can enrol in the complete Certificate II in Kitchen Operations which can be completed over 2 years, 1 session per week. Training programs are run Monday to Friday 9 – 5pm. Applications are now open for 2017 enrollments.

We can tailor the program to each group’s needs. Non-accredited training or partial completion of the Certificate II in Kitchen Operations is available groups.

Watch this space Dates TBC. Register your interest in upcoming courses click on contact VET programs above right.

Contact Lorna Pettifer on lorna@ceres.org.au or 03 9389 0123 for more information.

Back to all courses
CERES runs courses for school groups between 8am and 5pm Monday to Friday, with most courses running from 9am until 4pm.  CERES courses cater for mixed abilities and can be tailored to the learning needs of the group.
School groups are subject to a per session cost. Please refer to our fee schedule below for school costings.
CERES is running Cert II in Horticulture on Wednesday afternoons 1:45 – 4:45pm in 2016. This is for students wanting to complete the full certificate over 2 years or Units 1 & 2 over 1 year. Prices are subject to per student per year cost. See qualifications below for more details.
At the completion of the training program, students will receive either a Statement of Attainment or a completed Certificate II in Horticulture/Hospitality.
- A Statement of Attainment program is anticipated to be completed over 12 months, this will vary depending on the units selected.
- A Certificate program is anticipated to be completed over 2 years.

 Students may be required to complete homework and assessment activities outside of nominated contact hours, to ensure adequate completion of all curriculum activities. This will be negotiated between CERES Training and participating school/organisation support teachers. Regular attendance is required if competency is to be achieved.
Safe Food Handling Course (from $100)

8th July

30th September

Horticulture Units – Young Adults (18-25)

Wednesday Classes – 1:30 – 5pm

AHCPCM201A Recognize Plants & AHCPHT201A Plant horticultural crops

20th April – 22nd June (9 weeks), $400.00pp

AHCLS201A Assist with landscape construction 

13th July – 10th August (5 weeks), $200.00pp

AHCSOL201A Determine basic properties of soil/growing media

17th August – 14th September (5 weeks), $200.00pp

For further information on CERES VET programs or to book a program please fill out the inquiry form above or contact the Education and Training Manager, Lorna Pettifer on (03) 9389 0123 or via email lorna@ceres.org.au

Fee Policy and Schedule V0912 (2)

CERES VET programs 2014-2015

Student Handbook

Additional Documents:
Refund and Learner Protection Policy
2016 Pricing – School Groups and Individual Students – VETiS