This course has been specifically designed to provide an introduction to the overall skills and knowledge required to undertake a career working in a Parks and Gardens setting. The parks and gardens industry expects this qualification to be achieved to meet job outcomes at this level.


In order to successfully undertake the qualification candidates need to possess English language and literacy competence that will enable them to provide clear information, ask questions, listen to and understand instructions and communicate effectively with others.


Units include:



AHCWHS201 Participate in work health and safety processes
AHCIRG217 Assist with pressurised irrigation operations
AHCPGD201 Plant trees and shrubs
AHCPCM201 Recognise plants
AHCSOL202  Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing
AHCTRF204 Support turf establishment
AHCCHM201 Apply chemicals under supervision
AHCMOM203 Operate basic machinery and equipment
AHCPMG201 Treat weeds



AHCWRK205 Participate in workplace communications
AHCPGD206 Conduct visual inspection of park facilities
AHCNSY203 Undertake propagation activities
AHCPGD203 Prune shrubs and small trees
AHCNSY201 Pot up plants
AHCLSC201 Assist with landscape construction work



Employment in roles such as Assistant Gardener or Grounds person.

Upon successful completion, further training pathways may include Certificate III in Parks and Gardens or Certificate III in Horticulture.



Trainees who are employed on a full time basis have a maximum of 12 months to complete training. Trainees who are employed on a part-time basis have a maximum of 24 months to complete training.

There are no minimum requirements in regard to program duration. Trainees are able to attain their qualification as soon as:

  • Advance assesses the trainee as competent in all units; and
  • The trainee’s employer confirms that the trainee has demonstrated those competencies in the workplace necessary to complete their qualification, and by doing so complete their training contract.



Advance respects and values everyone regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, ethnicity, race or religion. Individuals with a disability are encouraged to apply.

We are committed to child safe practices and equality for all.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.

The student tuition fees are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.