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AHC30916

Certificate III in Landscape Construction

Who should enrol in this RPL program?

This qualification provides a general vocational outcome in landscape construction. The landscaping industry expects this qualification to be achieved to meet job outcomes at this level.

Are there licenced outcomes to this program?

Yes. Successful completion of this program provides eligibility for the application of a Structural Landscaping (trade) licence with the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) in QLD.

Please note, Techskill do not issue licences nor are affiliated with any state licensing issuing authority. Please contact your local state building authority for licensing enquiries.

What career outcomes are available with this program?

Upon successful completion of this program the following career options are available to you;

  • Landscape Gardener
  • Greenkeeper
  • Parks and Gardens tradesperson

How is the program delivered?

This is an RPL program which seeks to recognise an individual’s existing skills and knowledge within the building and construction industry.

Each student must complete a self-assessment form. This is followed by an on-boarding call with the RPL assessor. During this call, the assessor will compile the RPL evidence list and email this to the student. The student must submit their evidence to the assessor for review.

RPL evidence can be submitted by email, through messaging, in-person or in hard copy format.

Intake

Intake for this program is monthly.

Program units

Our RPL program is made up of the following 15 units, comprising 11 core units and 4 elective units:

  • AHCDRG301 Install drainage systems (core unit)
  • AHCLSC301 Set out site for construction works (core unit)
  • AHCLSC302 Construct landscape features using concrete (core unit)
  • AHCLSC303 Construct brick and block structures and features (core unit)
  • AHCLSC305 Construct stone structures and features (core unit)
  • AHCLSC306 Implement a paving project (core unit)
  • AHCLSC307 Implement a retaining wall project (core unit)
  • AHCPCM302 Provide information on plants and their culture (core unit)
  • AHCPGD301 Implement a plant establishment program (core unit)
  • AHCSOL303 Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas (core unit)
  • AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes (core unit)
  • AHCLSC304 Erect timber structures and features (elective unit)
  • AHCLSC308 Install metal structures and features (elective unit)
  • AHCLSC309 Install water features (elective unit)
  • BSBSMB406 Manage small business finances (elective unit)

Program requirements

Each student must have access to the following items to undertake and successfully complete the requirements of this RPL program:

  • Access to a computer or laptop
  • Access to stable internet connection (minimum 3mpbs upload and download speed – this can be checked by using speedtest.net)
  • Access to an email account
  • Access to a phone
  • Access to Microsoft Office Suite version 2013 or later

Program duration

Each student will receive 90 days to successfully complete this RPL program.
This is broken into 3 steps;

  1. Each student is given up to 10 calendar days to gather and submit their RPL evidence once the evidence list has been sent. The assessor has up to 20 calendar days to review the evidence and email the RPL outcome to the student. This is a total of 30 days in the first instance.
  2. If evidence gaps are identified in the student’s first submission, the student will have the opportunity to address the missing evidence and submit the documents to the assessor. Once again, the student will receive up to 10 calendar days to submit their evidence and the assessor will communicate the RPL outcome to the candidate within 20 calendar days. This is a total of 60 days in the second instance.
  3. After the second attempt, if the student is unable to achieve full RPL for one or more units in the qualification, the assessor will compose a gap assessment plan for the student. This plan will be developed and targeted for completion within 30 days. The program has now reached the 90-day completion target.

If additional time is required, please refer to the Student Handbook on how to apply for an extension including the extension fees.

The RPL assessment process

Each student must have an on-boarding conversation with the assessor about their work history and their ability to access specific RPL evidence. After the onboarding call, the assessor will email the evidence list to the student. Once this has occurred, the student must adhere to the timelines regarding evidence collection.

The program duration will vary for each student depending on the number of units approved through the RPL process and the gaps identified by the assessor.

Click the below link to access our full RPL assessment process detailed in our student handbook.

Access it here. 

How will the assessor review my RPL evidence?

To have skills formally recognised the assessor must ensure the candidate’s knowledge, skills and supporting evidence address all of the requirements of the unit of competency, qualification and training package rules. In addition, the assessor will also determine any gaps in the candidate’s knowledge.

Once we have received your RPL evidence, the assessor will review your evidence against the unit criteria and determine whether competency has been achieved to the standard expected in the workplace and by the training package.

What if there are gaps in my RPL evidence?

Techskill will develop a gap assessment plan with the student. This might include collecting evidence through

  • Video recordings or;
  • On-site observation by the assessor

Cost and payment options

Techskill offers 3 ways to make payment for your program.

Option 1:
A 30% deposit is required to secure the student’s place in the program with the balance paid upon completion (master card, visa, invoice)

Option 2:
Flexible pay as go options;

  • balance can be across 30-60-90 days via direct debit using Ezidebit payment system.
  • Or a personalised arrangement can be discussed with your consultant.

Option 3:
The student can ‘opt’ to apply for a study loan. This requires the completion of an application form for approval to secure the study loan.

Corporate discounts are available for group enrolments and corporate clients. A 10 % discount is available for all previous Techskill students.

When will I receive my certificate?

Once a student has successfully satisfied the assessment requirements for all units within the program, the student will receive their certificate and record of results (given all course fees have been received by Techskill).

Support Services

Each student will receive access to the following support staff during their current enrolment period:

Techskill will conduct regular follow-ups to ensure the student is progressing with their evidence compilation.

If the student’s needs are beyond the expertise of Techskill staff, the student will be referred to the appropriate external body.

For more information about our policies and procedures, please click on the link https://tecskill.com.au/tecskill_student_handbook.pdf
Please contact Techskill on (07) 3310 8756 or by email [email protected]l.com.au if you have any other questions about the program or payment terms.

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