The Certificate III in Parks and Gardens will give you the skills and knowledge to work in the management and maintenance of public and private parks, reserves and gardens, natural bushland and community recreation areas.
Career opportunities, include:
- local government gardener
- horticultural technician
- grounds maintenance
- private garden maintenance
Pathways to further study:
- AHC40416 Certificate IV in Horticulture
- AHC50416 Diploma of Horticulture
- AHC50616 Diploma of Landscape Design
Studying the Certificate III in Parks and Gardens at Holmesglen
This Holmesglen course will develop your skills and ability to design and implement special plant displays, and enable you to give advice on plant selection and use in domestic and commercial situations.
Timetable: 1 day per week, Tuesday: 8.30am to 4pm
To receive this qualification you must complete 16 units of competency:
5 core units
11 elective units
Elective units have been chosen by Holmesglen based on feedback from industry.
||Contribute to work health and safety processes
||Implement a propagation plan
||Control plant pests, diseases and disorders
||Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases
||Transport and store chemicals
||Implement a plant nutrition program
||Identify plant specimens
||Operate machinery and equipment
||Prepare growing media
||Plan and maintain plant displays
||Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas
||Provide information on plants and their culture
||Implement a grassed area maintenance program
||Implement a plant establishment program
||Install pressurised irrigation systems
| Code || Name |
|AHCWHS301||Contribute to work health and safety processes|
|AHCNSY313||Implement a propagation plan|
|AHCPMG302||Control plant pests, diseases and disorders|
|AHCCHM307||Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases|
|AHCCHM304||Transport and store chemicals|
|AHCPCM301||Implement a plant nutrition program|
|AHCPCM303||Identify plant specimens|
|AHCMOM304||Operate machinery and equipment|
|AHCSOL305||Prepare growing media|
|AHCPGD302||Plan and maintain plant displays|
|AHCSOL304||Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas|
|AHCPCM302||Provide information on plants and their culture|
|AHCTRF309||Implement a grassed area maintenance program|
|AHCPGD301||Implement a plant establishment program|
|AHCIRG345||Install pressurised irrigation systems|
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.
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 the course as an apprenticeship, you must first have an a training agreement in place with a registered employer from a relevant industry.
There are no prerequisties for this course.
COVID-19 vaccination requirements
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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 receive AHC31016 Certificate III in Parks and Gardens.
How to apply
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.
Visit australianapprenticeships.gov.au for more information.
If you have further questions about your application, please contact the department:
1300 639 888
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||$4,947|
|Mandatory Materials and Activities fees * (GST inc)
**Additional costs may also apply for course consumable 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 apply for each 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
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