The Certificate III in Landscape Construction provides skills and knowledge in areas including building concrete/brick/block/stone structures and features, installing drainage systems, implementing paving and retaining wall projects, offering information on plants and their culture, and constructing soil profiles.
Career opportunities, include:
- landscape gardener
Pathways to further study:
- AHC40416 Certificate IV in Horticulture
- AHC50416 Diploma of Horticulture or
- AHC50616 Diploma of Landscape Design.
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Studying the Certificate III in Landscape Construction at Holmesglen
Holmesglen's qualified and experienced teachers will assist you to achieve the skills you need to advance your career in landscaping.
This course provides you with the necessary skills and knowledge that, when combined with workplace enhancement skills, will enable you to perform the work of a landscape gardening constructor.
Roles in the industry can be varied and include, construction and maintenance of domestic and commercial landscapes, or the construction and installation of amenity and recreational landscape structures.
You may also undertake the design of gardens and commercial landscapes, or provide technical advice and forward estimates on landscape development proposals.
Employers in this industry include individual landscapers, landscaping companies and public bodies, such as local councils.
To receive this qualification you must complete 11 core units and four elective units.
Elective units have been chosen by Holmesglen based on feedback from industry.
Apprentices are expected to be available to attend on-site at Holmesglen for one day per week over a 36 month period.
Apprentices should be able to meet the physical requirements of assessment which may include operation of machinery, lifting, and digging.
||Contribute to work health and safety processes
||Set out site for construction works
||Construct brick and block structures and features
||Implement a paving project
||Implement a retaining wall project
||Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas
||Erect timber structures and features
||Provide information on plants and their culture
||Implement a plant establishment program
||Install drainage systems
||Install pressurised irrigation systems
||Operate land-forming machinery and equipment
||Construct stone structures and features
||Cost a project
||Construct landscape features using concrete
| Code || Name |
|AHCWHS301||Contribute to work health and safety processes|
|AHCLSC301||Set out site for construction works|
|AHCLSC303||Construct brick and block structures and features|
|AHCLSC306||Implement a paving project|
|AHCLSC307||Implement a retaining wall project|
|AHCSOL303||Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas|
|AHCLSC304||Erect timber structures and features|
|AHCPCM302||Provide information on plants and their culture|
|AHCPGD301||Implement a plant establishment program|
|AHCDRG301||Install drainage systems|
|AHCIRG345||Install pressurised irrigation systems|
|AHCMOM310||Operate land-forming machinery and equipment|
|AHCLSC305||Construct stone structures and features|
|AHCBUS407||Cost a project|
|AHCLSC302||Construct landscape features using concrete|
Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards.
There are no formal entry requirements.
Training agreement with a registered employer from the landscape construction industry. Preference may be given to students who have successfully completed a pre-apprenticeship program in a related field.
If you are undertaking an apprenticeship, you must first have a training agreement with a registered employer from a relevant industry.
If you are undertaking it as a non-apprentice, there are no prerequisites for the course.
A training contract must be completed by the employer and apprentice within the first two weeks of employment.
An Australian Apprenticeship Support Network representative will visit the workplace to complete the training contract with the employer and the apprentice.
Visit australianapprenticeships.gov.au for more information.
Recognition of prior learning
You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.
Qualification and recognition
On completion, you will attain the AHC30916 Certificate III in Landscape Construction
How to apply
Visit How to Apply for more information on the application process.
Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.
Find out more about your rights and obligations as a student and the services we provide at Holmesglen.
|Tuition fees (GST exempt)
|Gov. subsidised Apprenticeship||$4,830.00|
|Mandatory Materials and Activities fees * (GST inc)
Additional costs may also apply for course consumables and other costs. These may include consumables such as learning resources, personal protective equipment/clothing and other costs such as immunisation costs, National Police Check and Working with Children Check for relevant courses.
To view the additional costs that may apply to your course, download a full list of estimated additional costs by course (PDF - 102kb).
All fees are indicative only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding. Find out now if you are eligible for Government-subsidised fees or Concession