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AHC30916

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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NEXT INTAKE On campus: Ashmore Start date: 23 Jan 2023 Duration: 6 months
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
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Concession
$660
Subsidised
$660
Full Fee
$6,510
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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 construct landscaping projects and renew and maintain existing gardens.

According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, the number of people working as landscape gardeners grew strongly over the past five years. The industry is expected to see strong future growth, ensuring your skills will be in high demand when you graduate. 

You'll develop the knowledge and skills required to install drainage, construct brick, block and concrete structures, provide information on plants, and cost out projects. 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 gardener, greenskeeper, or parks and gardens tradesperson.

What can I do?

  • Landscape Construction Tradesperson or Supervisor
  • QBCC Licenced Contractor (Structural Landscaper)

Course outcome:

AHC30916 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.

Industry-recognised teachers

Our teaching staff are at the top of their game and are still heavily involved in the industry. This means you're being taught by people who know what employers are looking for and where the sector is headed.

What you will study

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and the 4 elective units.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • AHCDRG301
    Install drainage systems
    UNIT CODE :
    AHCDRG301
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to install surface and subsurface drainage systems.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Install drainage systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • AHCLSC301
    Set out site for construction works
    UNIT CODE :
    AHCLSC301
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to set out a site for construction works 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
  • AHCLSC302
    Construct landscape features using concrete
    UNIT CODE :
    AHCLSC302
    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.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Construct landscape features using concrete

  • UNIT CODE
  • AHCLSC303
    Construct brick and block structures and features
    UNIT CODE :
    AHCLSC303
    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 a landscaping project.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Construct brick and block structures and features

  • UNIT CODE
  • AHCLSC305
    Construct stone structures and features
    UNIT CODE :
    AHCLSC305
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to construct stone structures and features as a component of landscape project works.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Construct stone structures and features

  • UNIT CODE
  • AHCLSC306
    Implement a paving project
    UNIT CODE :
    AHCLSC306
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to install and construct a paved surface to a prepared base within a documented scope of works incorporated in a project across a range of situations and environments. This unit applies to individuals who take responsibility for their own work and for the quality of the work of others. They use discretion and judgement in the selection, allocation and use of available resources. All work is carried out to comply with workplace procedures.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Implement a paving project

  • UNIT CODE
  • AHCLSC307
    Implement a retaining wall project
    UNIT CODE :
    AHCLSC307
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to install and construct a retaining wall.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Implement a retaining wall project

  • UNIT CODE
  • AHCPCM302
    Provide information on plants and their culture
    UNIT CODE :
    AHCPCM302
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to provide information to clients and others about plants and their cultural requirements.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Provide information on plants and their culture

  • UNIT CODE
  • AHCPGD301
    Implement a plant establishment program
    UNIT CODE :
    AHCPGD301
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to establish planting areas in new projects and in programs of extensive replacement and renovation works across a range of situations and environments. It applies to individuals who take responsibility for their own work and for the quality of the work of others. They use discretion and judgement in the selection, allocation and use of available resources. All work is carried out to comply with workplace procedures.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Implement a plant establishment program

  • UNIT CODE
  • AHCSOL303
    Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas
    UNIT CODE :
    AHCSOL303
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to provide information about and determine its suitability for garden beds or turf areas and determine ameliorants or additives to improve it.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas

  • UNIT CODE
  • AHCWHS301
    Contribute to work health and safety processes
    UNIT CODE :
    AHCWHS301
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to carry out enterprise work health and safety policies and procedures.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Contribute to work health and safety processes

CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Ashmore
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 2 days per week
Tuesday
Classroom
  • Concession: $660
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $6,510
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Grovely
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
Ipswich
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Ashmore
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Toowoomba
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Hervey Bay
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Cairns
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Townsville (Trade Training Centre Bohle)
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Ashmore
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 2 days per week
Tuesday
Classroom
  • Concession: $660
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $6,510
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Grovely
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
Ipswich
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Ashmore
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Toowoomba
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Hervey Bay
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Cairns
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Townsville (Trade Training Centre Bohle)
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
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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Important Information

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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.
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, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. 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, steel capped boots, safety glasses, ear muffs or plugs, a sun safe hat, sunscreen, secateurs, rubber dishwashing gloves, and gardening gloves. You may also be required to have access to an 8m retractable tape measure and calculator for select units.

Need to know

Replacement qualification
This qualification has been replaced by AHC30921 - Certificate III in Landscape Construction, as of 14 February 2022. A transition period applies to enable current students to complete their study. The transition period finishes on 13 February 2023.

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
  • Federation University
  • 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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