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AHC30916 - Certificate III in Landscape Construction


At a glance

This qualification focuses on the skills needed to work as a landscaper in the landscape construction and maintenance industry. Tasks covered include: setting out sites for construction work; building timber, concrete and brick structures/features; laying paving; installing irrigation systems and water features; operating specialised machinery; providing information on plants; planting/maintaining landscaped areas.

Study Mode On-campus
Units/Credits 15 units
Availability On-campus
DurationSee Availabilities
Intake Dates See Availabilities

Please refer to the VET student fees price lists, eligibility criteria applies for subsidised funding. If you are unsure please call us on 13 27 86.

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

  1. Students will receive a Result of Assessment within 21 days of completion of each unit/module or within 21 days of the ‘close of study’ date.
  2. Students who successfully complete all required units/modules will receive their qualification and an Academic Statement itemising all units/modules successfully completed.
  3. Following receipt of written advice from the student (or teacher) that the student does not intend to complete the full course, the student will be issued with a Statement of Attainment listing all units/modules successfully completed.

Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include: Landscaper.

Entry Requirements

This course is for apprenticeship training only. Students must be employed as apprentice landscapers or gardeners.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Is what I already know taken into account?

Yes. Your history of study, skills and experience does matter. Consideration is given to your prior life and work experiences as well as formal and informal training. This may be applied using the national standard for Mutual Recognition or through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Documentary evidence will be requested.

Structure and assessment


Course Structure - Apprentices Only

Core units

  • Install drainage systems(AHCDRG301)
  • Set out site for construction works(AHCLSC301)
  • Construct landscape features using concrete(AHCLSC302)
  • Construct brick and block structures and features(AHCLSC303)
  • Construct stone structures and features(AHCLSC305)
  • Implement a paving project(AHCLSC306)
  • Implement a retaining wall project(AHCLSC307)
  • Provide information on plants and their culture(AHCPCM302)
  • Implement a plant establishment program(AHCPGD301)
  • Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas(AHCSOL303)
  • Contribute to work health and safety processes(AHCWHS301)

Elective units

  • Prepare and apply chemicals(AHCCHM303)
  • Transport handle and store chemicals(AHCCHM304)
  • Install pressurised irrigation systems(AHCIRG331)
  • Maintain pressurised irrigation systems(AHCIRG333)
  • Operate machinery and equipment(AHCMOM304)
  • Perform specialist amenity pruning(AHCPGD303)
  • Control weeds(AHCPMG301)
  • Establish turf(AHCTRF302)

Study Sequence

To view more information about these units, as well as the suggested study plan, please visit the handbook.


Please register your interest through the link below and we will contact you with further details.

Fees and scholarships


Please refer to the VET student fees price lists, eligibility criteria applies for subsidised funding. If you are unsure please call us on 13 27 86.

The Queensland Government determines the schedule set by CQUniversity. Additional fees may be charged for printed materials, protective clothing and tools etc. A full copy of all regulations associated with VET fees can be accessed from the Queensland Government Legislation website.

All fees must be paid to finalise enrolment or a payment arrangement entered into. You will be liable for all payments, even if you discontinue enrolment, subject to the Refund Policy. Debt recovery action will be taken to recover outstanding fees. Please select from the following:

  • VET Student Loans
    VET Student Loans will commence from 1 January 2017 and is an interest free Australian Government income contingency loan that assists eligible full fee paying students to pay their Tuition Fees.
  • VET Government funded programs
    The cost of these programs is based on a student contribution fee. A concession may be available in some situations. Additional resource/material costs will vary from program to program.
  • VET fee-for-service programs (full fee paying)
    These are competitively priced full-fee paying programs which do not attract concessions.

Price lists


Please refer to the scholarship pages for more information.

How to Apply

How do I secure an apprenticeship or traineeship?

Traineeships and apprenticeships need to be secured with an employer before you can start your study. Your employer will then work with CQUniversity to pull together the training program that is right for you. If you would like to become an apprentice or trainee, visit the Australian Government Australian Apprenticeships website and follow the steps to become an apprentice.

For further information

If you have any questions about the course, please call us on 13 27 86.

You can also register your interest to stay up-to-date with course developments, application timelines and events happening in your area.

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Key dates

16 JAN
Online Chat Session
07 FEB
Online Chat Session