Associate Degree in Urban Horticulture

2 years full time
Burnley campus
Available to Domestic and International students
Semester 1 entry
VTAC code: 3800146131
International VTAC code: 3800146133
Course CRICOS code: 086007D

Create resilient, healthy and diverse urban environments
The Associate Degree in Urban Horticulture (ADUH) allows you to study plants in urban landscape environments, with a focus on issues of design, planning, implementation and management to support the health and wellbeing of the community and the creation of the liveable cities of the future.

Learn from the best
Our teaching staff has strong links with industry and many are research leaders. The Burnley campus is based on nine hectares of ornamental heritage gardens. 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.

Tap into our networks
With 125 years of history, Burnley has an extensive and successful alumni network, providing unrivalled employment and mentoring opportunities. Diverse experiences such as field trips to historic and contemporary gardens, production nurseries and urban landscapes are incorporated into the course, and the industry internship subject will kick-start your career by allowing you to develop your professional network and apply your new knowledge.

Get involved in green infrastructure research
The Burnley Green Roof was launched at the campus in 2013 and is the first of its kind in Australia. A training and research facility with living roofs and green walls, it provides demonstration and education to students as well as to industry professionals and researchers across Australia. The centre is a cutting-edge resource that will advance your knowledge of contemporary green infrastructure practices. You will have access to the facility in classes, and the centre's researchers will teach some of your subjects.

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 2017
NA Guide only

The Clearly-in Rank is the lowest score at which students were granted entry in 2017. 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 2017
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 EAL.


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.

Credit/Advanced standing

If you have completed post-secondary study, you may be eligible for credit/advanced standing towards your studies at the University. Find out more