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Full Time: 1.5 years , Part Time: 3 years


Glen Waverley

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.

The course is run in accordance with the National Industry Competency Standards for Landscape Construction.

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.

Course structure

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 and staff qualifications.

If you have already completed other eligible elective units, these may be counted towards completion of this course.

To achieve the AHC30916 Certificate III in Landscape Construction, you will be required to successfully complete all the units in the following sample program:


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





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


Provide information on plants and their culture


Implement a plant establishment program


Cost a project


Operate land-forming machinery and equipment


Install drainage systems


Construct landscape features using concrete


Construct stone structures and features


Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas


Install pressurised irrigation systems


Erect timber structures and features

Code Name
AHCWHS301Contribute to work health and safety processes
AHCLSC301Set out site for construction works
AHCLSC303Construct brick and block structures and features
AHCLSC306Implement a paving project
AHCLSC307Implement a retaining wall project
AHCPCM302Provide information on plants and their culture
AHCPGD301Implement a plant establishment program
AHCBUS402Cost a project
AHCMOM310Operate land-forming machinery and equipment
AHCDRG301Install drainage systems
AHCLSC302Construct landscape features using concrete
AHCLSC305Construct stone structures and features
AHCSOL303Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas
AHCIRG331Install pressurised irrigation systems
AHCLSC304Erect timber structures and features

Entry requirements

Prior to enrolment or commencement of training you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and a pre-training interview. These will assist with determining your suitability to the course, verify your training plan, and identify any learning support needs.

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.


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.



After completing this course, you will receive the nationally endorsed AHC30916 Certificate III in Landscape Construction.


Graduates can undertake further study in the AHC40416 Certificate IV in Horticulture, AHC50416 Diploma of Horticulture or the AHC50616 Diploma of Landscape Design.



How to apply


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A training contract must be completed by the employer and apprentice within the first two weeks of employment.

A representative from the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network will visit the workplace to complete the training contract with the employer and the apprentice.

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If you have further questions about your application, please contact the department:

If you have further questions about your application, please contact the department:


03 9564 1699


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Holmesglen tuition fees shown are all inclusive and indicative of the cost to complete the entire course.
These are indicative fees only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.
Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.

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Horticulture Open Days

Visit us on Open Day for an overview of the Horticulture industry, starting at 4.30pm. You'll get to tour the horticulture department's facilities (at the Waverley campus), talk to teachers and get the information you need to study a course in horticulture, arboriculture, landscape construction and design, parks and gardens, nursery, turf or sustainability. We'll even help you apply on the night!

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Holmesglen Glen Waverley Campus, 595 Waverley Road Glen Waverley Australia

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