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AHC30921

Certificate III in Landscape Construction

Kick start your career in landscaping with this entry-level course that will give you the practical skills to become a landscape construction tradesperson.

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STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane Gold Coast Darling Downs and South West Wide Bay Burnett Far North Queensland North Queensland
WAYS TO STUDY On campus Apprenticeships and traineeships
NEXT INTAKE Start date: 08 Jul 2024 Duration: 6 months View all intakes
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Fee-Free TAFE
$0
Concession
$935
Subsidised
$1,635
Full Fee
$7,195
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Course overview

Get a head start on your landscaping career with this entry-level course. This course will give you the skills to carry out construction landscaping projects, maintain and renovate garden landscapes.

You will develop the knowledge and skills in the areas of constructing brick, block and concrete structures, plan and cost landscape construction projects, plant knowledge, turf maintenance and soil nutrition. Our highly experienced staff are still strongly embedded in the industry and will give you the one-on-one guidance you need to succeed.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work as a landscape Gardner, Landscape Labourer or allow you to start your own small business.

What can I do?

  • Landscape Construction Tradesperson or Supervisor
  • Landscape Gardener
  • Leading Hand
  • Landscape Assistant/Labourer
  • Landscape Construction small business owner

Course outcome:

AHC30921 Certificate III in Landscape Construction

Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) Funding

TAFE Queensland is a proud recipient of Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) funding and is a registered provider in the CSQ Skills Assessment and Gap Training program – this course is subsidised under this program. It is important to note only eligible participants may receive funding for eligible courses. Learn more about eligibility criteria.

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What you will study

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and the 7 elective units.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • AHCDRG305
    Install drainage systems
    UNIT CODE :
    AHCDRG305
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare, coordinate, undertake and complete surface and subsurface drainage system installation.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Install drainage systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • AHCLSC311
    Set out site for construction works
    UNIT CODE :
    AHCLSC311
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to set out a site for construction works, planning, preparing, locating and marking out construction works, establishing survey benchmarks and verifying site levels in accordance with site plans and specifications. This may be done in advance of proposed works or in conjunction with construction works already being carried out.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Set out site for construction works

  • UNIT CODE
  • AHCLSC312
    Construct brick and block structures and features
    UNIT CODE :
    AHCLSC312
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to construct brick structures and features or block structures and features, or both as a component of landscape project works, including preparing for work, setting out and preparing site, constructing structure or feature, checking and cleaning up site.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    AHCLSC317
  • UNIT NAME
  • Construct brick and block structures and features

  • UNIT CODE
  • AHCLSC313
    Construct stone structures and features, and install stone cladding
    UNIT CODE :
    AHCLSC313
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to construct stone structures and features, and installing stone cladding as a component of landscape project works, including preparing for work, setting out and preparing site, preparing stone for installation, constructing structure or feature, installing stone cladding, checking quality of the work and site clean-up.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Construct stone structures and features, and install stone cladding

  • UNIT CODE
  • AHCLSC316
    Implement a paving project
    UNIT CODE :
    AHCLSC316
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to install and construct a paved surface, including preparing for paving project, setting out and preparing site, implementing the paving project, installing stone paving, checking and cleaning up site.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Implement a paving project

  • UNIT CODE
  • AHCLSC317
    Construct landscape features using concrete
    UNIT CODE :
    AHCLSC317
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to construct concrete structures and features as a component of landscape project works, including preparing for work, setting out and preparing site, mixing pouring and finishing concrete, checking and cleaning up site.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Construct landscape features using concrete

  • UNIT CODE
  • AHCLSC319
    Implement a retaining wall project
    UNIT CODE :
    AHCLSC319
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to install and construct a retaining wall, including preparing for work, marking out and constructing retaining wall, and checking and cleaning up site.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Implement a retaining wall project

  • UNIT CODE
  • AHCPCM306
    Provide information on plants and their culture
    UNIT CODE :
    AHCPCM306
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to identify client issues or requirements, identify the preferred solution, and provide information and solutions to clients.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Provide information on plants and their culture

  • UNIT CODE
  • AHCPGD307
    Implement a plant establishment program
    UNIT CODE :
    AHCPGD307
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to establish planting areas, including preparing, implementing, reviewing and completing plant establishment work, in new projects and in programs of extensive replacement and renovation works across a range of situations and environments.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Implement a plant establishment program

  • UNIT CODE
  • AHCSOL304
    Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas
    UNIT CODE :
    AHCSOL304
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to collect and test soil samples for their physical and chemical characteristics and take corrective action to improve the soil for garden beds and turf areas.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas

  • You'll learn face to face with a teacher in a classroom or simulated workplace environment. You may access learning materials through our online learning management system Connect. Learn more

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CAMPUS STUDY MODE START DATE DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Ashmore
On Campus
08 Jul 2024
6 months
Full time 2 days per week
  • Fee-Free TAFE: $0
  • Concession: $935
  • Subsidised: $1,635
  • Full fee: $7,195
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Ashmore

On Campus

  • Online Time

    How much of the course will be delivered online. 

    0%
  • On Campus Time
    100%
START DATE

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

08 Jul 2024

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

DURATION

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

6 months

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

Workload

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

Full time 2 days per week

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

WHAT YOU'LL PAY
  • Fee-Free TAFE: $0
  • Concession: $935
  • Subsidised: $1,635
  • Full fee: $7,195
Class format

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

Teacher-led, Scheduled

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

VIRTUAL CLASS

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

No

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

ASSESSMENT

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

On-Campus

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

TEACHER COMMS

The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • Phone, Email, Face-to-face, Zoom

    The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP / TRAINEESHIPS DELIVERY MODE
Grovely
Apprenticeship
  • WORKPLACE

    Workplace

  • DROP IN DAYS

    Drop in days

  • BLOCK TRAINING

    Block training

  • DAY RELEASE

    Day release

  • MOBILE VAN

    Mobile van

  • Online

    Online

Ipswich
Apprenticeship
  • WORKPLACE

    Workplace

  • DROP IN DAYS

    Drop in days

  • BLOCK TRAINING

    Block training

  • DAY RELEASE

    Day release

  • MOBILE VAN

    Mobile van

  • Online

    Online

CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP / TRAINEESHIPS DELIVERY MODE
Ashmore
Apprenticeship
  • WORKPLACE

    Workplace

  • DROP IN DAYS

    Drop in days

  • BLOCK TRAINING

    Block training

  • DAY RELEASE

    Day release

  • MOBILE VAN

    Mobile van

  • Online

    Online

CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP / TRAINEESHIPS DELIVERY MODE
Toowoomba
Apprenticeship
  • WORKPLACE

    Workplace

  • DROP IN DAYS

    Drop in days

  • BLOCK TRAINING

    Block training

  • DAY RELEASE

    Day release

  • MOBILE VAN

    Mobile van

  • Online

    Online

CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP / TRAINEESHIPS DELIVERY MODE
Hervey Bay
Apprenticeship
  • WORKPLACE

    Workplace

  • DROP IN DAYS

    Drop in days

  • BLOCK TRAINING

    Block training

  • DAY RELEASE

    Day release

  • MOBILE VAN

    Mobile van

  • Online

    Online

CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP / TRAINEESHIPS DELIVERY MODE
Cairns
Apprenticeship
  • WORKPLACE

    Workplace

  • DROP IN DAYS

    Drop in days

  • BLOCK TRAINING

    Block training

  • DAY RELEASE

    Day release

  • MOBILE VAN

    Mobile van

  • Online

    Online

CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP / TRAINEESHIPS DELIVERY MODE
Townsville - Trade Training Centre Bohle
Apprenticeship
  • WORKPLACE

    Workplace

  • DROP IN DAYS

    Drop in days

  • BLOCK TRAINING

    Block training

  • DAY RELEASE

    Day release

  • MOBILE VAN

    Mobile van

  • Online

    Online

Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

As part of the selection criteria for this program it is highly recommended that students:

  • Have completed year 10 or be of mature age.
  • Possess sound literacy, numeracy and computer skills.

Apprenticeship pathway
To study an apprenticeship or traineeship program you must be indentured as an apprentice or trainee with your employer.

Employers need to be able to provide the necessary human and physical resources to qualify for an apprentice.

Resources required

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat Reader. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

You will also be required to have access to and bring to class:

  • a light long sleeved shirt
  • protective footwear with safety toe cap and non-slip soles to AS2210
  • safety glasses
  • ear muffs or plugs
  • a sun safe hat
  • sunscreen
  • secateurs
  • rubber dishwashing gloves
  • gardening gloves

 You may also be required to have access to an 8m retractable tape measure and calculator for select units.

 

Assessment methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to apply

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

Course disclaimer

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 enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) and credit transfers

Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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