program guide

certificate III in parks and gardens

AHC31016

are
you?

are you?

looking to expand your career?

looking to start a professional garden maintenance business?

working in the garden maintenance field but not yet trade qualified?

wanting to apply for bigger jobs with government and local council?

thinking about expanding your garden maintenance business?

program
details.

This nationally accredited program provides a vocational outcome within the parks and gardens profession. The parks and gardens industry expects this qualification to be achieved to meet job the minimum trade outcomes for this industry.
This recognised trade level qualification is suited to business owners, sole traders and workers working across a wide scope of parks and gardens works including residential, commercial and government parks and gardens environments which includes businesses and workers conducting garden maintenance, soft landscaping works, plant installation including turf and lawn maintenance and care, irrigation installation and pest and plant control tasks.

Join a growing sector in the parks and garden maintenance field covering a wide span of different types of jobs from residential, commercial, civil, local council and government projects. Start your own garden maintenance business or property maintenance business by becoming trade qualified!

This qualification is relevant to today’s current industry standards and reflects the skills and competencies needed to grow a successful career or business.

study
options.

recognition of
prior learning

The national training system allows all participants the option to apply for recognition of prior learning. Speak to us about your eligibility and save considerable time and money if eligible.

tailored
solutions

Speak to our experienced consultants about how we can tailor a program to meet your busy schedule, lifestyle and budget. If you’re an employer, speak to us about how we deliver tailored solutions to businesses.

complete a
free
online
assessment.

Click below to see if you’re eligible to receive credit for your previous skills and experience. Complete a simple one minute questionnaire now.

program
structure.

The AHC31016 Certificate III in Parks and Gardens requires the completion of 16 units comprising of 5 core units and 11 electives.

These units of competency have been developed in consultation with industry experts along with our facilitators who draw upon real-life case studies and examples to ensure the knowledge you gain is practical and applicable to the workplace.

  • AHCPMG301 Control weeds

  • AHCPMG302 Control plant pests, diseases, and disorders

  • AHCPCM301 Implement a plant nutrition program

  • AHCPCM302 Provide information on plants and their culture

  • AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes

  • AHCIRG338 Troubleshoot irrigation systems

  • AHCCHM307 Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds, and diseases

  • AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals

  • AHCSOL304 Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas

  • AHCWRK309 Apply environmentally sustainable work practices

  • AHCBIO302 Identify and report unusual disease or plant pest signs

  • AHCBIO305 Apply biosecurity measures

  • AHCMOM304 Operate machinery and equipment

  • AHCNSY201 Pot up plants

  • AHCNSY203 Undertake propagation activities

  • AHCWRK302 Monitor weather conditions

recognition of
prior learning/
skills recognition.

The national training system allows all participants the option to apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL). Click here to learn more about our RPL options.

future
pathways.

Potential Career Pathways

Potential career pathways may include but are not limited to:

  • Trade qualified parks & gardens professional

  • Garden maintenance business owner or manager

  • Commercial parks and gardens worker

  • Council parks and gardens employee

  • Garden maintenance site supervisor

  • Tree maintenance, tree surgeon worker

  • Property maintenance contractor

Future Education Pathways

Potential education pathways may include but are not limited to:

  • Certificate III in Landscape Construction

  • Certificate IV in Production Horticulture

  • Diploma in Landscape Design

study now and
pay later.

Our exceptional interest-free options make it easy for you to get qualified now and pay later.

  • Easy 5 minute application

  • Pay out when ever you want with no fees

  • Start as soon as you're approved

Contact Us.

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