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Science of Gardening

Undergraduate | TAS-KPZ001 | 2024

An exploration of plants in your garden. You’ll learn about soils, plant growth, and propagation. Find out how to identify plants. Do some plant myth busting and apply the scientific method.

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Study method
100% online
100% online
Enrol by
16 June 2024
Entry requirements
No ATAR needed,
No prior study
14 weeks
Start dates
24 June 2024,
4 Nov 2024

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Science of Gardening

About this subject

  • Upon successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

    1. Apply the scientific method to investigate gardening problems involving soil and plant health.
    2. Discuss how plant growth and development responds to environmental conditions
    3. Identify unknown plants through key characteristics
    4. Test, classify and adjust soil characteristics
    5. Identify the roles of different methods of plant propagation

Entry requirements

No entry requirements

Additional requirements

  • Other requirements - Teaching Arrangement: Delivered online during 12 weeks. There is a release of content (Module) every fortnight on MyLO.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

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