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
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Studying the Certificate III in Parks and Gardens at Holmesglen
You will gain skills in the design and implementation of special plant displays and be able to give advice on plant selection and use in domestic and commercial situations.
Throughout this course you will develop the necessary skills and knowledge to work in the management and maintenance of public and private parks, reserves and gardens, natural bushland and community recreation areas.
||Contribute to work health and safety processes
||Implement a propagation plan
||Control plant pests, diseases and disorders
||Prepare and apply chemicals
||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|
|AHCNSY306||Implement a propagation plan|
|AHCPMG302||Control plant pests, diseases and disorders|
|AHCCHM303||Prepare and apply chemicals|
|AHCCHM304||Transport and store chemicals|
|AHCPCM301||Implement a plant nutrition program|
|AHCPCM303||Identify plant specimens|
|AHCMOM304||Operate machinery and equipment|
|AHCSOL301||Prepare growing media|
|AHCPGD302||Plan and maintain plant displays|
|AHCSOL303||Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas|
|AHCPCM302||Provide information on plants and their culture|
|AHCTRF303||Implement a grassed area maintenance program|
|AHCPGD301||Implement a plant establishment program|
|AHCIRG331||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.
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.
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.
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 be awarded the AHC31016 Certificate III in Parks and Gardens.
How to apply
Visit How to Apply for more information on the application process.
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||$4,794.00|
Additional costs may apply to students who may require a Working With Children Check, National Police Check, consumables such as learning resources, personal protective equipment/clothing and immunisation costs as relevant to the course requirements.
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 more about paying for your course.