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Associate Degree in Urban Horticulture

2 years full time (part-time study options available)
Burnley campus
Available to Domestic and International students
VTAC code: 3800146131
International VTAC code: 3800146133
Course CRICOS code: 024759K

In the Associate Degree in Urban Horticulture you will study plants in urban landscape environments, with a focus on issues of design, planning, implementation and management. You’ll learn from staff who are industry and research leaders and have access to an extensive and successful alumni cohort – providing employment and mentoring opportunities when you graduate.

Established in 1891, Burnley campus is the best environment in which to study horticulture. You will have access to a green roof and wall demonstration centre, landscape construction areas, a pruning garden and experimental plots, a unique collection of indigenous and exotic plants, container and field nurseries, a horticulture library, research areas, training gardens for design and maintenance, and thousands of plant specimens.

You’ll also benefit from experiences such as field trips to diverse gardens and rehabilitation sites, and the Industry Internship subject where you’ll apply your new knowledge and kickstart professional networks.

Key features

  • You can articulate from the Associate Degree in Urban Horticulture to the Bachelor of Environments at Melbourne. To be eligible, you will require a minimum average grade over the two years of the Associate Degree of 75%. 
  • The Burnley campus has over 120 years of tradition in horticultural practice. Set in nine hectares of beautiful, heritage-listed gardens, Burnley is only 7 km from Melbourne’s CBD.
  • Lecturers at Burnley are leading green infrastructure research to help reduce energy consumption in heating and cooling, absorb rainwater, create wildlife habitats and lower urban air temperatures.

Majors (focus your undergraduate degree)

In this program, your study will focus on the following area:

Entry requirements for the Associate Degree in Urban Horticulture

Clearly-in Rank 2014
NA Guide only

The Clearly-in Rank is the lowest score at which students were granted entry in 2014. i

The Clearly-in Rank should be used as a guide for entry. It is not set in advance and may vary from year to year. The Clearly-in Rank is determined by the number of places available, the number of applicants listing the course as a preference and the academic achievement of those applicants.

Access Melbourne entry

Access Melbourne allows eligible students to be considered below the Clearly-in Rank. i

Minimum ATAR 2014
54.00 Guide only i

You must achieve the minimum ATAR (if indicated) to be considered for entry to this degree. The Clearly-in Rank may be above the Minimum ATAR, depending on the demand for the course and the number of places available.


Units 3 & 4: A study score of at least 25 in English/English Language/Literature or at least 30 in ESL.


All domestic undergraduate students enrol in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), which is subsidised by the Australian Government. Students pay a contribution amount that is determined by the Australian Government, based on the subjects undertaken. More details on fees and student contribution amounts.