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AHC20621 Certificate II in Parks and Gardens

About this course

This qualification is delivered through a School Based Traineeship (SBAT) or a workplace Traineeship.  

All participants must be employed with a registered employer and entered into a formal training contract through the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network.

What you will learn

This qualification includes the following units of competency:

AHCIRG221 Assist with pressurised irrigation systems
AHCLSC206 Assist with landscape construction work
AHCMOM203 Operate basic machinery and equipment
AHCNSY205 Pot up plants
AHCNSY207 Undertake propagation activities
AHCPCM204 Recognise plants
AHCPGD207 Plant trees and shrubs
AHCPGD208 Prepare and maintain plant displays
AHCPGD209 Prune shrubs and small trees
AHCPGD212 Conduct visual inspection of park facilities
AHCPMG201 Treat weeds
AHCSOL203 Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing
AHCTRF208 Support turf establishment
AHCWHS201 Participate in work health and safety processes
AHCWRK208 Provide information on products and services

Entry Requirements

All participants must:

– Attend a pre-enrolment information session;
– Complete a language, literacy and numeracy assessment;
– Have basic computer and internet skills.
– Be able to read, understand and interpret written information.

Individuals with a disability are encouraged to apply.


The following employment pathways may include:

– Assistant gardener or horticulturalist in parks and gardens;
– General garden maintenance;
– Assistant groundsperson.

Further study pathways include:

– AHC31021 Certificate III in Parks and Gardens
– AHC30716 Certificate III in Horticulture
– AHC31421 Certificate III in Conservation and Ecosystem Management
– AHC30921 Certificate III in Landscape Construction

Note: This RTO may not offer all qualifications listed above as possible pathways.


An Advance trainer/assessor will visit the apprentice/trainee at the workplace at least once per month to facilitate training and assessment activities. These visits will be negotiated with the employer.

Duration: 1 year full time or 2 years part time.

Please visit our online course calendar to find out when and where the next course is being held.

Course Fees

Fees apply for School Based delivery. Please refer to our website for Course Fees.

*This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding.  Eligibility criteria apply.
Student tuition fees are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

How to enrol

Please contact the Apprenticeship/Traineeship Coordinator on 5977 2976.

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