Registered Horticulturist


Per calendar year + $220 a once only assessment fee. Incl GST

The Registered Horticulturist program recognises AIH members who are senior practising horticultural professionals in the field. Their skills, experience and reputation are highly regarded amongst their industry peers. The member holds a higher degree of competency and has the backing of an internationally recognised program.

AIH actively promotes Registered Horticulturists to be specified as a requirement for government and private sector contracts.

Terms and Benefits

Registered Horticulturists must follow a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program and accumulate CPD points by attending events, gaining training or other forms of skills development.

Applicants must be a member of AIH and have at least 5 year’s experience as a senior practitioner in the industry. RH Members are entitled to use the post nominal RH 000 (each RH is provided with a registration number).

A Registered Horticulturist (RH) must:

  • Hold Professional and Indemnity Insurance.
  • Members must commit to apply the Institute’s Code of Ethics.
  • Participate in the AIH Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program.
  • Attend workshops and approved activities and events and achieve 24 CPD points in a two year period.
Annual renewal falls due July 1st payments are received online using Visa, MasterCard or American Express.

CPD Logbook & Guideline Downloads


Registered Horticulturist Terms + Conditions

  • New RH applicants must meet the required qualifications and conditions of the Institute.
  • Existing Horticulturist Members are encouraged to upgrade their membership to RH.
  • RH applicants must provide documented professional experience and have current Public Liability Insurance of $5M and Professional Indemnity insurance of $1M (a Certificate of Currency will be required).  If you are an employee of an organisation you must provide a written statement that your employer holds the appropriate insurance cover.
  • AIH has negotiated for Fitzpatrick Insurance Brokers to provide concessional premiums to AIH members. You may have your own provider however, you may wish to contact Fitzpatrick Insurance Brokers for their best rate.
  • RH Members are entitled to use the post nominal RH 000 (each RH is provided with a registration number).
  • RH membership will be considered also where the applicant can provide evidence of working continuously in the industry for no less than eight (8) years.
  • Details of your experience will be required on the ‘Professional Experience’ form with your application.
  • All RH applications are required to provide a passport style ‘head shot’ photograph.