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  • AHC30916

Certificate III in Landscape Construction

At a glance

At a glance

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

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Parks and Gardens Tradesperson
  • Landscape Gardener
COURSE OUTCOME

AHC30916 Certificate III in Landscape Construction

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Course overview

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. This industry is experiencing strong growth with more than 50,000 new jobs expecting to open in the next five years.

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.

Units

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

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
AHCDRG301
Install drainage systems
AHCLSC301
Set out site for construction works
AHCLSC302
Construct landscape features using concrete
AHCLSC303
Construct brick and block structures and features
AHCLSC305
Construct stone structures and features
AHCLSC306
Implement a paving project
AHCLSC307
Implement a retaining wall project
AHCPCM302
Provide information on plants and their culture
AHCPGD301
Implement a plant establishment program
AHCSOL303
Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas
AHCWHS301
Contribute to work health and safety processes

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
AHCLSC309
Install water features
AHCLSC304
Erect timber structures and features
AHCBUS402
Cost a project
AHCLSC308
Install metal structures and features

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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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.

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  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

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.

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Applying for a course does not guarantee you a place in that course. Your place is only guaranteed once you enrol into units. Enrolling means that you are committing yourself to study, and to paying the associated fees. The tuition fees and applicable charges are required to be paid at enrolment or by scheduled instalment dates either by yourself, a nominated third party (e.g. your employer), or as identified within a contract for delivery of TAFE Queensland training.

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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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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


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.

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.

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.

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How to apply

How to apply

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. 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. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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Get started with TAFE Queensland

If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

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
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland