Growing Lavender Online Course

lavender course online
Full Fee $595.00 incl GST - Best Value!
Payment Plan $800.00 incl GST
Duration 100 hrs (12 months)
Exam Optional
Tutor Support Yes unlimited by email
Qualification Certificate

A great course for anyone interested in growing lavender for hobby or commercial reasons.

This course is aimed at those you are looking to start their own lavender farm but also equally interesting to the enthusiast. These lessons will equip you with the knowledge to start a new venture.
Learn about soils and plant nutrition, growing new varieties of Lavender, methods for commercial production and marketing your products.

Course Aims:

  • Describe the plant naming system and classification of plants
  • Discuss the nature and scope of the Lavender genus.
  • Describe the nutritional requirements of the lavender species.
  • Explain the cultural requirements of the lavender species.
  • Explain propagating techniques specific to lavender
  • Describe commercial lavender growing operations.
  • Select species appropriate to the climatic and soil conditions of a chosen locality.
  • Describe of a variety of lavender species and cultivars.
  • Describe the production processes on a lavender farm.
  • Describe various lavender products and discuss the way in which they are processed.
  • Explain the processes used in the marketing of lavender products.


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    Detailed Course Outline

    This course is made up of 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.  Click below to read about each of the lessons and what you will learn.

    There are 10 lessons in this course:


    • Classification and identification of lavender.
    • General characteristics of Lanendula.
    • Resources, contacts (i.e. nurseries, seed, clubs, etc.).

    Soils, Fertilisers and Nutrition for Lavender

    • Soil structure.
    • pH.
    • Organic matter.
    • Ameliorants.
    • Organic growing.

    Cultural Techniques for Lavender Growing

    • Pruning.
    • Water management (mulching, irrigation, drainage, etc.).
    • Planting and establishment methods.
    • Crop scheduling.
    • No dig gardening.

    Lavender Propagation

    • Propagation from cuttings.
    • Propagation growth media.
    • Other propagation methods.

    Commercial Alternatives

    • Managing a Market Garden.
    • Standards.
    • Mulches.
    • Problems and their control.
    • Weed control without chemicals.
    • Economic outlook for herbs.

    Plant Variety Selection and Breeding

    • Breeding and selecting new varieties.
    • Lavender clone selection for essential oils in Tasmania.

    Building Plant Knowledge

    • Lavender types and other varieties.
    • Advantages and disadvantages of different varieties.

    Harvesting, Postharvest Treatment and Storage

    • Harvesting.
    • Distillation and oils.
    • Post harvest preservation of fresh product.
    • Drying lavender.

    Processing and Making Lavender Products

    • Lavender crafts.
    • Using herbs in cooking.
    • Selling herb products.

    Marketing Lavender Produce

    • How to market your produce.
    • Considering your market.
    • Market research.
    • Selling successfully

    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.

    Course Tutor(s)

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

    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. Meanwhile the business has covered a variety of Garden Design projects, from wildflower gardens to seaside situations, and has included some work with Chelsea Gold multi-winner John Moreland.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Can I pay in installments?

    Yes! We offer great payment plans, however full payment up front is the cheapest. You can choose the best payment plan for you from the course page, or call us on 07 55368782 to talk to one of our course consultants for a custom plan.

    Can I study from anywhere in the world?

    We have many international students. Careerline's range of courses are suitable for any one, anywhere in the world.

    Do I get a discount if I enroll in a second course?

    Yes. You may claim a 5% fee discount when you enroll in a second course, and a further 10% off a three-course package.


    Do I have to sit an Exam?

    No. If you are enrolled in a Certificate course (100hrs), the exam is optional. You will be issued with a certificate which proves that you are competent in all units, if you choose not to sit the exam.

    Do you have set start dates?

    There are no set start dates, you may start at any time. Our courses are all self-paced. As our home page says, ‘Courses for Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime’. ‘Anytime’ includes the start time of your choice. However, we do encourage our students to submit assignments on a regular basis. Wherever possible, we suggest developing a study routine.