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Indoor Plants Short Course

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Indoor Plants Short Course

Self Paced 20-hour course to help you understand more about indoor plants.

This course teaches you how to better manage indoor plants:

What to grow where
How to grow it
How to keep it in good condition
How to detect and attend to problems
In many respects, it is "Landscaping for inside a building"


Some people will do this course as an amateur who just wants to grow and use indoor plants better in their own home.

Others though, will do this course in preparation for working with indoor plants; or to improve your ability to work with them.


People work with indoor plants in various ways, including:

Plantscaping companies - design, build and sometimes maintain indoor plantscapes
Specialist nurseries - propagate, grow and sell indoor plants to retailers, contractors or direct to the public
Contractors who visit (mostly commercial) buildings routinely, inspecting, carrying out maintenance, and if needed, replacing sick plants
Environmental companies -may focus on creating  better environments within a building; through a number of initiatives - and plants may be a part of their broader strategy

Our 20 hour courses are self paced and will help you understand a topic in a short amount of time. You can work through the course when you like- test yourself with mini-tests along the way. There are extra case studies or research you can undertake if you would really like to get into the topic. Once you have completed the lessons and self assessment tasks, there is a final exam undertaken online- you can then download your personalised certificate.

This short course covers seven lessons.


Lesson 1  Introduction to Indoor Plants
Psychological and physical benefits of plants 
Where indoor plants are used 
Considerations when introducing indoor plants 
Groups of indoor plants 

Lesson 2   Ways to Grow plants inside 
Containers and growing systems for indoor plants 
Planters, pots or tubs 
Problems with containers 
Hanging baskets, hanging pots, wall baskets and planter boxes 
Atriums and terrariums 
Green walls 
Tower gardens 
Systems used for indoor plant installations 
Water and watering 
Watering systems 
Potting media

Lesson 3  Planning and installation 
Formulating a design approach 
Placing container plants 
How to use colour with indoor plants 
Principles of design 
Design elements 
Evaluating a building 
Choosing the system 
Environmental controls/improvements 
Choosing the plants and conditioning them 
Conditioning plants for indoors 
Providing drainage
Installation techniques 
Installing baskets and hanging pots
Installing window boxes
Placing container plants 
How to use colour with indoor plants 
Mixing colours 

Lesson 4   Maintenance of indoor plants 
General care 
Maintenance of hanging baskets 
Maintaining a terrarium 
General maintenance tasks for vertical gardens 
Water movement from soils to roots 
Understanding soil and potting mix 

Lesson 5  Pest and disease
Identifying problems
Maintaining plant health 
Symptoms and diagnosis 

Lesson 6   Hardy indoor plants 
Plants species that grow in low - moderate light 
Plants species that grow in air conditioning 
Plants species that grow in temperature extremes 
Growing culinary herbs indoors in winter 

Lesson 7   Air quality management and indoor plants
What is in the air? 
Plant species that grow in poor air and pollution

 How does this course work?

You can enrol at any time.
Once you have paid for the course, you will be able to start straight away.
Study when and where you like. Work through at your own pace.

You can download your study-guide to your smart phone, tablet or laptop to read offline.

There are automated self-assessment tests you can complete at the end of each lesson. You can attempt these as many times as you wish and each time, upon completion, you can see your results. You will need internet access to complete the self assessment tests.

At the end of the course, you are presented with a large assessment which can be attempted online, anywhere, anytime. If you achieve a 60% pass in the exam; you immediately receive a downloadable certificate of completion with your name on it. If you do not achieve a 60% pass rate, you can contact us to re-sit your exam ( email- admin@acs.edu.au )

Contact us at anytime if you have any issues with the course. admin@acs.edu.au

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Indoor Plants Short Course Indoor Plants Short Course
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