Why South Australian Local Councils should support their Senior Horticulture and Garden Staff to study with ARO College.

20 Dec, 2023

Horticulture is an essential part of any local council’s operations. The teams that are responsible for maintaining the beauty and functionality of public spaces, parks, and gardens are often led by supervisors with a lot of experience, but potentially haven’t renewed their skills through education for a decade or more. However, the horticulture industry is constantly evolving, and it is essential for local council supervisory staff to keep up with the latest trends and techniques to ensure that they are providing the best possible service to their communities.

One way to achieve this is by supporting senior horticulture and garden staff to study a Certificate IV in Horticulture (AHC40422) or a Diploma of Horticulture Management (AHC50422) with ARO College. Here are some reasons why:

  • Improved knowledge and skills: Studying a Certificate IV in Horticulture or Diploma of Horticulture Management with ARO College will provide senior horticulture and garden staff with the knowledge and skills they need to excel in their roles. They will learn about the latest trends and techniques in the industry, which they can then apply to their work and as they supervise others.
  • Increased productivity: By studying a Certificate IV in Horticulture or Diploma of Horticulture Management with ARO College, senior horticulture and garden staff will be able to work more efficiently and effectively. They will be able to identify problems and find solutions more quickly, which will increase productivity and reduce downtime.
  • Better service delivery: By sending senior horticulture and garden staff to study a Certificate IV in Horticulture or Diploma of Horticulture Management with ARO College, local councils can ensure that they are providing the best possible service to their communities. Staff will be able to maintain public spaces, parks, and gardens to a higher standard, which will improve the quality of life for residents.
  • On-site visits: ARO College offers on-site visits to students, which means that senior horticulture and garden staff can receive training and support in their own work environment. This will help them to apply what they have learned more effectively and efficiently. They do not need to attend any classroom sessions, so time away from the workplace and lost productivity are eliminated.
  • South Australian owned and focused: ARO College is a South Australian owned and focused training institution, which means that it has a deep understanding of the local horticulture industry. By studying with ARO College, senior horticulture and garden staff will be able to learn from experts who have a wealth of experience in the South Australian horticulture industry.

The South Australian government, via Skills SA, offer generous training subsidies. Our team are happy to explain this and are just a phonecall away.

Supporting senior horticulture and garden staff to study a Certificate IV in Horticulture (AHC40422) or Diploma of Horticulture Management (AHC50422) with ARO College is an investment in the future of local councils. It will improve knowledge and skills, increase productivity, and ensure that local councils are providing the best possible service to their communities.

With on-site visits and a focus on the South Australian horticulture industry, ARO College is the perfect choice for local councils looking to invest in their staff and their communities.

Call us today on (08) 8339-1066 or email to enquiries@aro.edu.au

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