AHC31021 - Certificate III in Parks and Gardens
|Duration||This course is for apprentices only and is typically delivered over a three (3) year period.|
|Study mode||Mixed Mode|
This apprenticeship qualification is designed to provide skills needed to work as a gardener or horticulturist in the parks and garden industry. CQUniversity provides apprentices with the abilities required to productively work in this industry.
This qualification describes the skills and knowledge for trade level roles in the parks and gardens industry including gardener, greenkeeper and groundsperson.
Individuals with this qualification perform tasks under broad supervision involving a broad range of skills that are applied in a wide variety of contexts, which will involve discretion and judgement in selecting and operating equipment, coordinating resources and applying contingency measures during work.
Work must comply with work health and safety and environmental regulations and legislation that apply to the workplace.
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Certificate III in Parks and Gardens
Trade level roles in the parks and gardens industry including gardener, greenkeeper and grounds person.
Structure & Availability
APPRENTICESHIP COURSE STRUCTUREDuration:
This course is for apprentices only and is typically delivered over a three (3) year period.
|Unit Code||Unit Name|
|AHCWHS301||Contribute to work health and safety processes|
|AHCPGD309||Perform specialist amenity pruning|
|AHCPGD310||Implement a landscape maintenance program|
|AHCSOL304||IMPLEMENT SOIL IMPROVEMENTS FOR GARDEN AND TURF AREAS|
|AHCTRF309||IMPLEMENT A GRASSED AREA MAINTENANCE PROGRAM|
|AHCPMG302||Control plant pests, diseases and disorders|
|AHCIRG346||Operate pressurised irrigation systems|
|AHCMOM304||Operate machinery and equipment|
|AHCPCM306||PROVIDE INFORMATION ON PLANTS AND THEIR CULTURE|
|AHCPGD307||Implement a plant establishment program|
|Unit Code||Unit Name|
|AHCWRK305||Coordinate work site activities|
|AHCWRK309||Apply environmentally sustainable work practices|
|AHCPCM303||Identify plant specimens|
|AHCCHM307||Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases|
|AHCCHM304||Transport and store chemicals|
|AHCECR311||Implement ecosystem reconstruction works|
Other Elective Choices (Specified)
|Unit Code||Unit Name|
|AHCTRF310||MONITOR TURF HEALTH|
|AHCIRG347||MAINTAIN PRESSURISED IRRIGATION SYSTEMS|
|AHCIRG338||Troubleshoot irrigation systems|
|AHCARB314||Implement a tree maintenance program|
|AHCPGD311||Conduct operational inspection of park facilities|
|AHCPGD308||Plan and maintain plant displays|
|AHCPCM307||Report on health and condition of trees|
|AHCPCM305||Implement a plant nutrition program|
|AHCIRG345||INSTALL PRESSURISED IRRIGATION SYSTEMS|
|AHCECR301||Maintain native ecosystem areas|
Other Elective Choices (Unspecified)
|Unit Code||Unit Name|
|AHCNSY308||Maintain nursery plants|
Apprentices can be accepted throughout the year. Training dates are structured upon intake.
This course has no residential schools.
This course is for Apprentices. Students must be employed as apprentice municipal gardeners. Completion of the bksb (Basic Key Skills Builder) online literacy and numeracy assessment prior to enrolment, unless the student has completed an equal or high level course.
Fees & Scholarships
2023 Indicative Fees
|Fee for service||$6,896|
|Fee for service per unit||$431|
|Co-Contribution Concessional Fee||$2,400|
|Co-Contribution Fee per unit||$181|
|Co-Contribution Concessional Fee per unit||$150|
2024 Indicative Fees
|Fee for service||$7,248|
|Fee for service per unit||$453|
|Co-Contribution Concessional Fee||$2,544|
|Co-Contribution Fee per unit||$192|
|Co-Contribution Concessional Fee per unit||$159|
|RPL Fee for service per Unit||$227|
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How to apply
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- Queensland Residency and Date of Birth. (e.g. Queensland Driver’s License photo must be of the back and front of the license)
- Australian or New Zealand citizenship or Australian permanent residency (e.g. Medicare Card or Birth Certificate)
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