Operational Business Management B (Horticulture) Online Course

From: $50.00 Inc GST / week for 16 weeks




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Study Legal, Contractual and Staff Management for Horticultural Enterprises

The ability to manage staff is pivotal in any enterprise (commercial or public); and in a society where law is becoming increasingly complex; the modern horticultural manager also needs to have a firm understanding of basic legal practice. This course focuses on building your capacity to manage staff and legal aspects within the horticultural enterprise.

You will Learn:

    • Discuss, examine and evaluate legal systems and laws that are relevant to the management of horticultural enterprises.
    • Examine, evaluate and debate the elements that comprise the making of valid contracts in the horticulture industry.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the principal areas of employment legislation
    • Compare financial management requirements for a series of optional horticultural enterprises in two or more different countries.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the principal areas of performance management & staffing within a business environment.
    • Determine and apply an understanding of motivation theory to better manage staff performance within a horticultural business environment

Detailed Course Outline

This course is made up a number of lessons or units. Each of these has self assessment questions, a set task (practical homework) and an assignment which you can upload online.

There are 8 lessons in this course:

1. The Law and Horticulture

    • Legal Systems and Classification of Law
    • Common Law vs Civil Law
    • Criminal Law
    • European Law
    • The European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR)
    • International Law
    • Food Law
    • Environmental Law
    • Protection of natural areas including native plants, animals, water and views
    • The Legal Structure of Business
    • Partnerships
    • Private and Public Limited Companies
    • Business Names
    • Regulations, Licenses, and Permits

2. Contract Law

    • Basic Contract Law
    • What are Contracted Actions within a Workplace?
    • Contract Law under the Westminster System
    • Contract Variations in Different Countries

3. Employment Law

    • Employment Legislation
    • Employment Contracts

4. PBL Financial Management

    • Taxation
    • PBL Assignment

5. Staff Performance Management

    • Employee Resourcing
    • Human Resource Management
    • Bureaucracy
    • Regulations
    • Job Analysis
    • Advertising for New Staff
    • Examples of Job Descriptions for Advertising
    • Interviewing
    • Common Communication Barriers
    • Employee Induction
    • Staff Training

6. Motivating Employees in Horticulture

    • Motivational Theory in Business
    • Workplace Incentives
    • Influence in Workplace
    • Communication in Workplace
    • Managing Attitude

7. PBL Management Case Study

    • Problem Based Learning

When you have completed the lessons of your Certificate course, you will be given the option of taking the optional exam. It’s okay if you don’t want the exam, we still issue your Careerline Certificate. For Advanced Certificates however, the exam is compulsory (per module) and are included in the course fee.



Your Tutor

Barbara Tremain BSc. (Hons) Horticulture, RHS Adv. Cert,. RHS General, City & Guilds Garden Design, Permaculture Level 3 (UK)
Barbara Tremain

Barbara brings to Careerline a wide range of horticultural experience and knowledge Barbara has a keen interest in herbalism, edible wild plants and has lead into studies of many plant based complementary medicinal systems, qualification as a Bach Flower remedy practitioner and studying Ethnobotany. Barbara has practiced and studied horticulture as well as combining it with her love of travel in many countries including the UK, US and Australia and has also studied Permaculture and runs her own horticulture business. Within the past two years she have also worked for Groundwork SW with 18-24 year old unemployed people, this work and the mentoring scheme has allowed me to teach informally. It has been a delight to nurture the interests of keen learners in horticulture and garden design.