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Australian Native Ferns
Australian Native Ferns 100 Hours Certificate Course
Learn About Australian Native Ferns
Australian Native Ferns course online. Learn which ferns occur naturally in Australia, how to identify them, where to obtain accurate information on them, how to propagate them, growing and using ferns in baskets, terrariums, and landscapes.
There are eight lessons including a special project in this course. This course is designed as a detailed look at identification and culture of Australian Native Ferns.
- Learn propagation techniques
- Learn classification
- Emphasis is placed on the horticulturally valuable species
- Study from and at your own pace
Comment from ACS Student: I wondered at first if I could have learned what I needed to know just by reading up on ferns. But I would never have agained the knowledge or interest simply through reading. The assignments have made me look far more closely at what I’m doing.” Sandra Crump, Australia, Australian Native Ferns course.
Lesson Structure: Australian Native Ferns VHT116
There are 8 lessons::
- Review of the system of plant identification, general characteristics of the ferns, main groups, information contacts (ie: nurseries, seed, clubs, etc.)
- Planting, mulching, watering, pest & disease, feeding, pruning, protection from wind, salt air, etc.
- Methods of propagating ferns. Propagation of selected varieties.
- The Most Commonly Grown Varieties.
- Maidenhairs, tree ferns, stags, elks, common ground ferns.
- Other Important Groups
- Blechnum, Nephrolepis, Pteris, etc.
- Other Varieties
- Hares foot ferns, Bracken, Fans.
- Making the Best Use of Native Ferns
- In containers, in the ground, as indoor plants, growing and showing, growing for profit (to sell the plants or what they produce).
- Special Assignment
- A major project on one genera of ferns.
Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school’s tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.
Learning Goals: Australian Native Ferns VHT116
- Discuss the diverse range of ferns native to Australia and the plant naming and classification system.
- Describe the cultural requirements of ferns
- Propagate ferns and identify various propagating media and methods.
- Describe a range of ferns that are commonly grown and freely available at nurseries.
- Explain the significance of a range of important Australian fern species
- Differentiate less common species of Australian fern genera
- Demonstrate more in depth the knowledge acquired through research, of a specific group of ferns.
Practical (Set Tasks)
Assessment is based on a combination of completing all assignments and sitting for a final short one and a half hour exam, in your own location.
If you don’t cope well with exams then you may elect to undertake a project instead. This is a popular option.
In addition, most modules have a Set Task at the end of each lesson placed before the assignment. This is an opportunity to undertake practical work to help you acquire knowledge and skills and practical experience. This ADL feature is an added bonus not found at most online schools. Set Tasks are not required for assessment.
Some courses also have optional Self-Tests which are available on our online learning platform. These are not available by correspondence or by USB, and do not form part of your overall grade.
How our courses work
- Choose Your Learning Method
You choose how you would like to receive your course material, i.e., Online, USB or Correspondence. The choice is yours. You may also work on online or offline.
- Tutor Allocation
Every student is assigned their own dedicated tutor who is an expert in their subject area. They provide as much or as little individual contact as you require. You can contact your tutor whenever you need – your hours are not limited.
- Feedback and Assignments
Tutor Feedback is an essential component in helping you understand the subject matter. Tutor feedback is given in the form of notes written on the assignment. We encourage you to contact your Tutor where help with clarification and understanding of course material may be required.
Your assignments are located at the end of each lesson. You submit them for marking whenever you are ready. There is no time limit.
- Set Tasks and Self-Tests
Most modules have a Set Task at the end of each lesson before for the assignment. This is where you get the opportunity to undertake practical work to help you acquire knowledge, skills and practical experience. Many modules also have short Self-Tests.
Once all assignments have been completed you may then elect to sit for a one and half hour exam in your own location. If you prefer not to take the exam you do have the option to undertake a project instead.
Once the exam or project part of the course is completed, your Certificate is then processed. Please allow approximately 4 weeks for this.
- Design Your Own Qualification
ADL offers students the flexibility to self-design their own qualification – bundling together a combination of 100-hour modules into a qualification higher than a certificate.
What your tuition fees include
- All Course Material via Online, USB or Correspondence
- Assignments Marked
- Professional Tutor Feedback
- Set Tasks - Practical Exercises to help you develop skills
- Self-Tests – multiple choice questions at the end of lessons in most modules
- Unlimited Personal Tutor Support – via our student classroom
- Committed and Friendly Admin Support – vital to your success
- ADL Ebook where relevant
- All ADL Exam or Project fees (exception RHS exams)
- Qualification Certificate
- Official Transcript with assignment grades
- Student Manual
- Academic Writing course (optional - 10 hours only)
- Critical Thinking course (optional - 10 hours only)
- Job Seekers Careers Guide
- Study Tips on How To Study Better
- Career Counselling by ADL Staff
- CV Writing Help, Tips and Advice