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Horticulture, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #710 (BCR) Online
Advance your environmental or landscaping career with the Bachelor of Horticulture from Charles Sturt University. Study horticulture with us to hone your skills and enhance the sustainability of rural industries and regional economic development.
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Become a multiskilled professional capable of fulfilling a range of management and leadership roles while gaining a strong foundation in science, applied plant science, management, finance and communication.

Course highlights

With a strong science foundation, our Bachelor of Horticulture offers you the platform for building your level of influence and value across the environment, landscape or production industries.

  • Study at your own place and pace

    Offered online, this course enables you to balance your study with work, family and lifestyle commitments. You'll learn using a range of online resources and communication tools, as well as attending residential schools on campus for some subjects, and undertaking workplace learning in industry.

  • GOTAFE pathway

    The Certificate IV or Diploma of Production Horticulture at Goulburn Ovens TAFE (GOTAFE) provides an admission pathway to our Bachelor of Horticulture. Graduates of these TAFE qualifications will receive credit towards their degree.

  • Learn from industry leaders

    Charles Sturt University is the largest provider of agricultural, horticultural and wine science education supporting rural industries in Australia. Research is undertaken through key Charles Sturt University Research Centres, and staff have major involvement in national Cooperative Research Centres – linking universities, government bodies and industry organisations across Australia to focus on national sector-wide issues. The industry links ensure courses remain relevant and topical, and that you graduate ready to an impact on your profession.

Career opportunities

Horticulture covers a wide range of industries and activities that are increasingly important to Australia and the world.

  • Drive policy development

    Influence industry evolution as a policy development officer or lobbyist.

  • Move into research and development

    Work at the cutting edge of the industry, developing, testing and implementing new technologies, techniques and tools.

  • Specialise in agribusiness

    Grow your family's venture or lead teams across major regional producers.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    192 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Agricultural Economics 
  • Agricultural Marketing 
  • Food, Environment and Culture 
  • Precision Agriculture and Data Handling 
  • Professional Skills in Agriculture and Horticulture 
  • Agricultural Finance and Business Management 
  • Industry Practice 
  • Soil Science 

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

Provider CRICOS 00005F

  • A completed High School Certificate with an ATAR equivalent of 60 (including adjustment factors) or equivalent.
  • A completed AQF Certificate III or higher level qualification.
  • 50% completion of an AQF Diploma level qualification.
  • A completed Tertiary Preparation Course from an Australian University or an accredited provider demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies.
  • Successful completion of two university level subjects (AQF level Associate Degree or higher) demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies.
  • Work experience, within the same industry as the course profile, of no less than two years.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30400 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30400 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    9708 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9708 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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