Plant Tissue Culture Course Online

From: $50.00 Inc GST / week for 16 weeks


100 hrs (12 months)



Tutor Support

Yes unlimited by email




About this Course

Tissue culture involves growing plants from very small sections (sometimes microscopic) in a laboratory. It is a propagation method which is being increasingly used. Tissue culture is not appropriate for many plants, but for others such as orchids, some indoor plants and in particular, many new plant varieties, it is a very popular propagation method.

  • Grow Ferns, Orchids, Cut Flowers or Other Plants.
  • Learn to produce large quantities of new varieties fast and at low cost.
  • Online or Correspondence
  • Payment Plans available
  • Unlimited tutor support by email.

Why study this Plant Tissue Culture course?

Growing plants does not always involve a traditional garden or hydroponics system – some plants can be grown from small cuttings in a laboratory. Careerline’s online Plant Tissue Culture course will introduce you to the popular and efficient propagation method of tissue culture. The skills taught in this course can be applied to a broad range of careers, including science, horticulture, agriculture, and education.

Whether you hope to upskill, become a more skilled hobbyist, or get a head start on future studies, studying with Careerline will have a positive impact on your future. This plant tissue culture course will help you to improve your knowledge of growing ferns, orchids, cut flowers, and other plants using tissue culture.

What will you learn?

Careerline’s online Plant Tissue Culture course is designed as a comprehensive introduction to propagating plants using tissue culture. You will learn how to propagate plants from both stem cuttings, like herbs, cane, softwood and hardwood, and non-stem cuttings such as bulbs, leaves, and roots. In addition, you will develop an understanding of the materials and equipment needed for successful tissue culture propagation.

This course will also teach you how to care for cuttings, including watering, managing nutrition, testing for toxins, and potting. You will learn how to set up a propagation area, manage light, air, and temperature, and mitigate disease. Finally, you will learn to estimate the costs of your tissue culture production, take advantage of efficiencies in cutting propagation, and keep records.

Who is this online Plant Tissue Culture course for?

Careerline’s online Plant Tissue Culture course is designed for both beginner and experienced gardeners and plant scientists. If you already work with plants, this course will allow you to broaden your skillset. Science educators who study this course will feel confident when teaching the concept of tissue culture to their students.

In addition, gardeners who are interested in plant propagation for leisure or business can use this course to build the skills they require to succeed.

This course is also ideal for anyone interested in pursuing further study in plant science, horticulture, biology, nursery management, or farming. You will be introduced to concepts that are taught in tertiary and vocational courses. This will help you to feel prepared and confident as you continue your academic and professional journey.

Course Aims:

  • Explain the nature of plant growth processes, in the tissue culture environment.
  • Determine growing media to use for tissue culture.
  • Specify appropriate micropropagation procedures for different purposes.
  • Explain the management of environmental control equipment used in tissue culture.
  • Design a layout for a commercial tissue culture facility.
  • Determine appropriate commercial applications for tissue culture.

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.