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AHC31021 Certificate III in Parks and Gardens

About this course

This qualification is delivered through an Australian Apprenticeship.  All participants must be employed in this field 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:

Core units:
AHCIRG346 Operate pressurised irrigation systems
AHCMOM304 Operate machinery and equipment
AHCPCM306 Provide information on plants and their culture
AHCPGD307 Implement a plant establishment program
AHCPGD309 Perform specialist amenity pruning
AHCPGD310 Implement a landscape maintenance program
AHCPMG301 Control weeds
AHCPMG302 Control plant, pests diseases and disorders
AHCSOL304 Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas
AHCTRF309 Implement a grassed area maintenance program
AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes

Elective units^:
AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals
AHCIRG338 Troubleshoot irrigation systems
AHCPCM305 Implement a plant nutrition program
AHCSOL305 Prepare growing media
AHCWRK309 Apply environmentally sustainable work practices

^Elective units can be customised to suit employer requirements.

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:

– Council Gardener;
– Horticulturist.

Further study pathways include:

– AHC40416 Certificate IV in Horticulture
– AHC40920 Certificate IV in Conservation and Ecosystem Management

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: 3 years full time.

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 at the Mornington campus on 5977 2976.

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