Certificate III in Parks and Gardens

Enjoy a career working in the fresh air and surrounded by nature as you put your design and construction skills to use.
Ballarat - Gillies St
Location
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
Ballarat - Gillies St
Semester 1
-
Semester 2
-
Other intakes
Ongoing enrolments after sign up with an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN)
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Length
3 year apprenticeship
Qualification Code
AHC31016

This skills-based certificate will be taken as part of an apprenticeship in your workplace. You'll learn about a broad range of horticulture topics including controlling weeds, plant nutrition and propogation, and will graduate as an employee  attractive to local councils, private contractors and more.

 

  • Gardener
  • Horticulturist

On completion of this program, you will be qualified to work within the horticultural industry performing a wide range of gardening and horticulture tasks under supervision. Potential employers may include, among others, local councils and landscaping contractors.

The course content below provides all possible units related to the course. If the course has various streams, the units you are required to study will depend on your chosen stream.

IMPLEMENT A PLANT NUTRITION PROGRAM
AHCPCM301
PROVIDE INFORMATION ON PLANTS AND THEIR CULTURE
AHCPCM302
CONTROL WEEDS
AHCPMG301
CONTROL PLANT PESTS, DISEASES AND DISORDERS
AHCPMG302
CONTRIBUTE TO WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY PROCESSES
AHCWHS301
RECOGNISE TREES
AHCARB214
IDENTIFY TREES
AHCARB313
PREPARE AND APPLY CHEMICALS
AHCCHM303
TRANSPORT AND STORE CHEMICALS
AHCCHM304
PREPARE AND APPLY CHEMICALS TO CONTROL PEST, WEEDS AND DISEASES
AHCCHM307
RECOGNISE FAUNA
AHCFAU201
SET OUT SITE FOR CONSTRUCTION WORKS
AHCLSC301
CONSTRUCT LANDSCAPE FEATURES USING CONCRETE
AHCLSC302
ERECT TIMBER STRUCTURES AND FEATURES
AHCLSC304
CONSTRUCT STONE STRUCTURES AND FEATURES
AHCLSC305
IMPLEMENT A PAVING PROJECT
AHCLSC306
OPERATE AND MAINTAIN CHAINSAWS
AHCMOM213
OPERATE MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT
AHCMOM304
MAINTAIN NATURAL AREAS
AHCNAR301
IMPLEMENT REVEGETATION WORKS
AHCNAR303
COLLECT NATIVE SEED
AHCNAR305
MAINTAIN NURSERY PLANTS
AHCNSY301
IMPLEMENT A PROPAGATION PLAN
AHCNSY306
IDENTIFY PLANT SPECIMENS
AHCPCM303
IMPLEMENT A PLANT ESTABLISHMENT PROGRAM
AHCPGD301
PLAN AND MAINTAIN PLANT DISPLAYS
AHCPGD302
PERFORM SPECIALIST AMENITY PRUNING
AHCPGD303
SURVEY PESTS
AHCPMG305
IMPLEMENT SOIL IMPROVEMENTS FOR GARDEN AND TURF AREAS
AHCSOL303
IMPLEMENT SOIL IMPROVEMENTS FOR GARDEN AND TURF AREAS
AHCSOL304
APPLY ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES
AHCWRK309
An average of 6 hours per week.

Entry requirements (year 12)

Entry requirements (non year 12)

All apprentices must have a signed training contract between employer and apprentice lodged with an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN). Information on Government employment incentives/subsidies and wages is also available from Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN).

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our TAFE application page for further information.

For information in relation to the University and students rights and responsibilities please refer to the VET Information Guide.

Applicants need to demonstrate the literacy and numeracy skills required to undertake this course through a test as part of the application process. The test will be conducted through Federation College prior to commencement of training. Feedback will be provided to the applicant on their results and types of support, if necessary, available to them.

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

VTAC application: No

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: LLR

National course code: AHC31016

Fees are subject to change annually.

Tuition and material fees (if applicable) will be charged at enrolment.

For further information regarding tuition and material fees, please view 2021 Indicative Course Fees (pdf, 756kb) .  

Indicative government-subsidised and full-fee course fees are shown on this document, and should be read in conjunction with the information on the TAFE fees website.

Eligible applicants/students accessing government-subsidised training under the 'Skills First Program' need to be aware enrolling in a qualification may affect their ability to access future government-subsidised training.

Fee assistance: VET Student Loans may be available for eligible Diploma and Advanced Diploma enrolments.

For further information on paying your fees please refer to the Fees, charges and eligibility on the TAFE fees website.
 

2021 TAFE Eligibility Exemptions

 

You could be eligible for government subsidised study at Federation University Australia through the TAFE eligibility exemptions. 

If you have been deemed ineligible for a government subsidised place because you have a higher qualification or have commenced two qualifications at the same level you may be eligible to enrol in a government subsidised place with a TAFE eligibility exemption. Please refer to the TAFE fees website or contact the course coordinator
 

Please note: A limited number of TAFE eligibility exemptions are available so contact us now to secure your place for 2021.

Other study costs

You will need to supply:

  • Closed in boots/shoes

If what you have learned at work, from other programs, courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to this program, you may be entitled to gain subject credits or exemptions. The University is obliged to recognise the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other registered training organisations. For further details contact Federation University on 1800 333 864.

As part of the National Horticulture Training Package, this course may be used as credit towards further studies in Horticulture.

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909

School department

Federation TAFE

Course coordinator

Sharon Cini