AHC31010-Certificate-III-in-Parks-and-Gardens-(APPRENTICESHIP)-13This course has been specifically designed to provide development of the skills, attitude and knowledge required to work effectively in a parks and gardens setting. The course delivers national competencies and workplace training to get all the hands-on experience you need. The parks and gardens qualification may be suitable for working in state parks and gardens, general garden maintenance businesses or as a pathway to environmental /conservation land management.


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:



AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes
AHCSOL301 Prepare growing media
AHCPMG301 Control weeds
AHCCHM303 Prepare and apply chemicals
AHCPMG302 Control plant, pests diseases and disorders
AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals
AHCPCM301 Implement a plant nutrition program
AHCSOL303 Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas
AHCPGD305 Conduct operational inspection of park facilities
AHCPCM302 Provide information on plants and their culture
AHCTRF302 Establish turf
AHCWRK309 Apply environmentally sustainable work practices
AHCIRG332 Operate pressurised irrigation systems
AHCNAR303 Implement revegetation works
AHCPGD301 Implement a plant establishment program
AHCMOM304 Operate machinery and equipment



6 elective units to be chosen to meet workplace activities and position requirements. Sample units may include:

AHCCHM303A Prepare and apply chemicals
AHCCHM304A Transport, handle and store chemicals
AHCIRG305A Operate pressurised irrigation systems
AHCMOM304A Operate machinery and equipment
AHCNAR303A Implement revegetation works
AHCPGD301A Implement a plant establishment program



Employment in roles such as Municipal or City Gardener, or Horticulturalist.

Upon successful completion, further training pathways may include Certificate IV in Parks and Gardens.



Apprentices who are employed on a full time basis have a maximum of 36 months to complete training. Apprentices who are employed on a part-time basis have a maximum of 72 months to complete training.

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

  • Advance assesses the apprentice as competent; and
  • The apprentices’ employer confirms that the apprentice 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.