Accredited Course Details

AHC31016 - Certificate III in Parks and Gardens



This course is designed for a worker in grounds maintenance or the softer side of garden landscaping.

Course Overview

You will learn how to maintain existing landscapes and obtain the knowledge of controlling pests and diseases, how things grow and why things don’t grow.

The Parks and Gardens sector covers workers in local government parks and gardens, botanic gardens, schools and other public places as well as self-employed gardeners. Workers tasks may include: planting and maintaining trees and shrubs, lawns and garden features and installing and maintain irrigation systems.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course however a sufficient level of language, literacy and numeracy is required for students to be able to complete the required assessments.

Course Structure

To be awarded the AHC31016 Certificate III in Parks and Gardens the following packaging rules apply:
Total number of units = 16
5 core units plus
11 elective units, of which:

Core units:
AHCPCM301 - Implement a plant nutrition program
AHCPCM302 - Provide information on plants and their culture
AHCPMG301 - Control weeds
AHCPMG302 - Control plant pests, diseases and disorders
AHCWHS301 - Contribute to work health and safety processes
 
Elective units​*
AHCWRK309 - Apply environmentally sustainable work practices
AHCCHM304 - Transport and store chemicals
AHCCHM307 - Prepare and apply chemicals to control pests, weeds and diseases
AHCARB301 - Implement a tree maintenance program
AHCPGD301 - Implement a plant establishment program
AHCSOL304 - Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas
AHCSOL305 - Prepare growing media
AHCMOM203 - Operate basic machinery and equipment
AHCMOM304 - Operate machinery and equipment
AHCMOM302 - Perform machinery maintenance
AHCLSC301 - Set out the site for construction works
​*Elective units may vary by location or negotiation

Course Delivery

You have up to 12 months to complete the course.

Assessment

Assessment is based on competency (the ability to demonstrate specific skills), depending on delivery, may be undertaken through a combination of observation and discussion, case studies and written assignments.

Recognition & Credit

You may already have significant experience in some of the areas covered by this qualification. If you can provide sufficient evidence of this you may be able to meet the course requirements by a recognition pathway. Contact Civil safety for further information.
 
If you have already have acquired some of the units of competency in this qualification and be eligible for a direct credit for completed units. In order to claim a credit for these units Civil Safety must sight an original Statement of Attainment from the issuing registered training organisation.

Support

You will be required to complete a pre-enrolment assessment as part of the enrolment process.  The pre-enrolment assessment assists in evaluating your suitability for the course and to tailor any required support services to meet your individual needs.  If required, a representative from Civil Safety may contact you to discuss alternative options or available support services to assist you with your course.
 
During your studies, you will receive feedback after each assessment/assignment and the trainer/assessor will be available to discuss the feedback or provide additional assistance or direction as appropriate. 

Certification

A qualification testamur and transcript will be issued by Civil Safety upon successful completion of course requirements, provided that all administrative requirements have been met and course fees are paid in full.  In these circumstances, certificate will be issued within 30 days.

Where a student does not complete all course components, a statement of attainment listing successfully completed units will be issued by Civil Safety within 30 days of course completion/exit as long as applicable outstanding fees are paid.

Enrolment

Enrolment is contingent upon an application being accepted.  Factors considered in the evaluation of enrolment applications include meeting course entry requirements, eligibility for a training subsidy (where applicable) and acceptance or any applicable terms of enrolment.

It is a condition of enrolment in any nationally recognised training (accredited) programme that you supply the training organisation with a valid unique student identifier (USI).  If you don’t already have a USI, you can apply for one online at www.usi.gov.au.

Enrolment is confirmed upon payment of applicable fees, Civil Safety will collect no more than $1500 of the total fee on initial enrolment.

Fees

You may be eligible to receive a government subsidy for this course.  Please contact Civil Safety to check if you are eligible.

Further Information

Our student handbook is available to prospective students and is available prior to enrolment by contacting any of our training locations or can be downloaded from our website www.civilsafety.edu.au.  The student handbook reflects our policies and contains important information on enrolment, recognition, training & assessment, complaints and appeals, fees and refunds, rules and responsibilities and a range of general information.  To enrol or for any further information please contact one of our offices via the contact details in the location section.

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