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This article was published in the Spring 2018 edition of Australasian Parks and Leisure - the journal of Parks & Leisure Australia
The mechanisms underpinning traditional tertiary education are crumbling; so what is the future of learning to look like?
The main reason why it is so difficult is simple: If You know How a Course will Benefit You; You probably Don't Need to Do that Course
Vocational education in Australia and many other countries is over regulated, wasteful of limited resources, and not reflecting it's true purpose - to help people learn. Problems are compounding every year but there are solutions.
We are aware of what needs doing and have been reinventing our college to cater to the 21st century; but despite some exception, many education institutions are sadly still operating as they did in the last century.
There are a huge array opportunities for a career in horticulture.
Horticulture can be divided into two broad themes; amenity and commercial.
Amenity horticulture is the decorative side of the profession and so involves designing, maintaining, and restoring gardens where people enjoy themselves. This can include the cultivation of turf for sport.
Commercial horticulture is the growing of plants for sale. The plants grown can vary from tropical orchids for cut flowers through to vegetables and fruit.