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Learn how to create and maintain beautiful landscaped areas in parks and gardens

This qualification provides a vocational outcome in parks and gardens. The parks and gardens industry expects this qualification to be achieved to meet job outcomes at this level.

When you complete the Certificate III in Parks and Gardens, you’ll be able to prepare, plant and maintain landscaped areas for leisure, recreation and conservation.

You’ll learn practical skills in areas such as plant pest and weed control; irrigation system installation; plant establishment and nutrition; soil profiles; tree inspection; and equipment operation.

Experienced teachers, who are industry professionals, will guide you through the program, which involves practical project-based activities. Course details

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LOCATION/S

Gold Coast - Ashmore

Key dates and info

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Anthony Slavic

Learning practical skills through hands-on teaching

As a self proclaimed 'hands on' learner, my teachers at TAFE Queensland Gold Coast recognised the importance of providing me with avenues that showcase my desire to be creative with my hands. The practical knowledge and skills I have learnt throughout the course as well as having the qualification from completing a nationally accredited course, will allow me to fulfil my desire to travel the country....making and fixings things!

Anthony Slavic
Certificate III in Carpentry

Trades

A qualification with TAFE Queensland Gold Coast will bring you practical and essential skills in your choosen field. Our hands-on training leads to great job outcomes for our students.

Thank you

A thank you to all our amazing students. We are so glad you enjoyed your time with TAFE Queensland Gold Coast.

Course snapshot

Key dates

LOCATION START DATE DELIVERY
Gold Coast - Ashmore Workplace/TAFE

Entry requirements

  • Direct entry, year 10 or equivalent.
  • If you're under 17 years of age, special enrolment conditions may apply.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL): For all enquiries email the RPL Coordinator at rplcoordinator.goldcoast@tafe.qld.edu.au.

Location/s

Gold Coast - Ashmore
Corner Heeb Street and Benowa Road
Ashmore QLD 4214

Resources required

Please be aware that you will also be required to supply the following items at your own expense:

  • Steel capped work boots, mask and gloves
  • Pen and paper

Timetable

  • Upon commencement of an apprenticeship an individual timetable will be created to meet your business/learning needs.
  • TAFE face-to-face attendance days are Wednesday at Ashmore.

Units

To achieve this qualification students must successfully complete 16 units, 5 core and 11 electives.

UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
AHCPMG301 Control weeds Core
AHCPCM302 Provide information on plants and their culture Core
AHCPGD301 Implement a plant establishment program Elective
AHCSOL303 Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas Elective
AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes Core
AHCPCM301 Implement a plant nutrition program Core
AHCPGD303 Perform specialist amenity pruning Elective
AHCPGD304 Implement a landscape maintenance program Elective
AHCPGD305 Conduct operational inspection of park facilities Core
AHCPMG302 Control plant pests, diseases and disorders Elective
AHCSOL301 Prepare growing media Elective
AHCTRF302 Establish turf Elective
AHCCHM303 Prepare and apply chemicals Elective
AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals Elective
AHCIRG306 Troubleshoot irrigation systems Elective
AHCTRF303 Implement a grassed area maintenance program Elective

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses

Eligible apprentices and trainees that meet the Queensland state funding requirements will be charged a student contribution fee of $1.60 per nominal hour. For more information on the number of units funded for this course visit Queensland Training Information Services.

Nominal hours for each unit will be outlined in the agreed training plan, which will be provided to the employer and apprentice or trainee, at the time of induction.

Non-funded apprentices and trainees will be charged a fee for service cost. The student and employer contribution fee will be outlined in the training place and agreed to, prior to the commencement of training.

Federal incentives may be available for employers, apprentices and trainees. Visit the Australian Apprenticeships website for more information.

For more information about the costs associated with undertaking an apprenticeship please email Donna McPherson at donna.mcpherson@tafe.qld.edu.au

For more information about the costs associated with undertaking an apprenticeship, please give us a call.

Additional Costs

There are no additional costs to study this course.

Outcome

  • This nationally recognised qualification may lead to employment as a gardener or horticulturist.
  • This level of qualification is required for most entry level positions in the parks and gardens industry.

Job prospects

  • Parks and Gardens Tradesperson
  • Horticulturist
  • Municipal and city gardener
  • Garden and Nursery Labourers

Anthony Slavic

Learning practical skills through hands-on teaching

As a self proclaimed 'hands on' learner, my teachers at TAFE Queensland Gold Coast recognised the importance of providing me with avenues that showcase my desire to be creative with my hands. The practical knowledge and skills I have learnt throughout the course as well as having the qualification from completing a nationally accredited course, will allow me to fulfil my desire to travel the country....making and fixings things!

Anthony Slavic
Certificate III in Carpentry

Are you ready to enrol?

If you are already employed as an apprentice or trainee, let your employer know that you want TAFE Queensland Gold Coast to be your Supervising Registered Training Organisation (SRTO). Contact an Australian Apprenticeships Centre to organise your training contract, then give us a call.

If you aren't employed yet, contact Australian JobSearch or a job service agency for help getting a job. Alternatively, contact us on 13 72 48 for further information on how we can help you make great happen.

Read the student rules and refund policy.

Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning

Fast-track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner.

More about RPL

More info:
http://tafegoldcoast.edu.au/study-with-us/career-changers-jobseeker/recognition-prior-learning

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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 18 September 2017

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