AHC31016 - Certificate III in Parks and Gardens

Course Details

Course Summary

This qualification provides a vocational outcome in parks and gardens. The parks and gardens industry expects this qualification to be achieved to meet job outcomes at this level. Skills needed to work as a gardener or horticulturist in the parks and gardens industry. Tasks covered include: providing information on plants, controlling weeds, pests and diseases, fertilising and maintaining plants carrying out specialised pruning, planning and setting up plant displays, operating irrigation systems, and maintaining natural and revegetated areas.

Course Details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Full Fee $5536 (2019)
Subsidised Full Fee $1680 (2019)
Subsidised Concession Fee $1184 (2019)
Fee for service per unit $348 (2019)
Subsidised full fee per unit $105 (2019)
Subsidised concession fee per unit $74 (2019)
For detailed information on Course Fees, visit www.cqu.edu.au/fees
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
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Study Area
  • Apprenticeships, Trades & Training
Skill Area
  • Horticulture
AQF Level Level 3: Certificate III

Admission Codes

International Students
Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

This course is for apprentices only. Students must be employed as apprentice landscapers or gardeners.

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

  1. Students will receive a Result of Assessment within 21 days of completion of each unit/module or within 21 days of the ‘close of study’ date.
  2. Students who successfully complete all required units/modules will receive their qualification and an Academic Statement itemising all units/modules successfully completed.
  3. Following receipt of written advice from the student (or teacher) that the student does not intend to complete the full course, the student will be issued with a Statement of Attainment listing all units/modules successfully completed.

Possible employment options include Municipal/city gardener, Horticulturist.

Course Structures

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete 5 core units
  2. Complete 11 elective units
Standard Course Structure

This course is for apprentices only. 

  • Online
  • On-campus
  • Employer Based (VET Providers Only)
AHCPMG301 Control weeds More Information Training.gov Details
AHCPMG302 Control plant pests, diseases and disorders More Information Training.gov Details
AHCPCM301 Implement a plant nutrition program More Information Training.gov Details
AHCPCM302 Provide information on plants and their culture More Information Training.gov Details
AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes More Information Training.gov Details
Discuss elective units with your teacher.
No units have been assigned to this unit group

Unit Sequence

For the following units, you may choose your own order of study, while taking into account pre-requisite requirements and the unit availability.
Unit Code Unit Name
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

Course Assessment Information

Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Practical Task
Third Party Verification
Course Learning Outcomes
Where and when can I start?
The availabilities listed here are for 2019 and beyond.
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