Understand the chemistry, anatomy and physiology of plants

Develop a foundation to work with plant sciences

Take the first steps toward becoming a botanist or plant entrepreneur 

Learn how important plants are to human life and global sustainability.

Plants are very important to more industries than what most people imagine; from pharmaceuticals to pollution control and construction to tourism.

Through this study program, you learn to understand plants, and grow your awareness of how and where that knowledge may be applied in business for commercial and social benefits in the modern world.


Core Modules

These modules provide foundation knowledge for the Learning Bundle 2100 hours in Applied Plant Sciences.
  Biochemistry I (Plants) BSC102
  Botany I (Plant Physiology And Taxonomy) BSC104
  Horticulture I BHT101
  Biochemistry II (Plant & Animal) BSC203
  Botany II (Plant Growth and Development) BSC204
  Genetics BSC207
  Plant Pathology BHT206
  Biochemistry III (Plant Processes) BSC302
  Environmental Assessment BEN301
  Plant Ecology BSC305
  Technical Writing (Advanced) BWR301
Stream Modules

Studied after the core modules, stream modules cover more specific or niche subjects.
  Horticultural Research I BHT118
  Workshop I BGN103
Elective Modules

In addition to the core modules, students study any 8 of the following modules.
  Australian Native Trees VHT115
  Australian Natives I BHT113
  Propagation I BHT108
  Australian Natives II BHT225
  Climate Science SPECIAL OFFER BSC208
  Cut Flower Production BHT221
  Cutting Propagation BHT211
  Deciduous Trees BHT244
  Fruit Production - Temperate Climate BHT218
  Green Walls and Roofs BHT256
  Horticultural Research II BHT241
  Microbiology BSC209
  Pasture Management BAG212
  Permaculture Systems BHT201
  Plant Breeding BHT236
  Tropical Plants BHT234
  Viticulture BHT220
  Weed Control BHT209
  Workshop II BGN203
  Agronomy BAG306
  Aquaponic Production BHT319
  Berry Production BHT309
  Bush Tucker Plants BHT328
  Environmental Chemistry BSC306
  Organic Plant Culture BHT302
  Statistics BSC304
  Tissue Culture BHT306
Duration - 2100 hours.


In the past, people who worked with plant science were commonly classically trained at university as a botanist or environmental scientist. 

The world is not what it used to be though, and it is changing faster than ever. It will continue to change, and for sustained success through your working life, you need to become "connected" and remain "connected", so you see and adapt to change, as it continues to happen.

How You Learn
This course is very practical, experiential learning. By encountering what you learn in a variety of different contexts, your learning is reinforced as you progress through your studies: and that means it becomes embedded in your longer term memory, and is less likely to be forgotten than what might be learned in shorter knowledge or competency based courses.

This course establishes sound practical skills and knowledge about working with plants; but more importantly, also fosters your awareness of the real world, and where a knowledge of plant science can be applied commercially. It fosters your networking with the scientific and business communities, and raises your awareness of how what you learn can be applied in industry for business opportunity as well as social and environmental benefits.