AHC30916 Certificate III in Landscape Construction
ABOUT THIS COURSE
The AHC30916 Certificate III in Landscape Construction is a nationally recognised qualification covering the skills and knowledge relating to the landscaping industry such as constructing paving, retaining walls, irrigation, plant selection and propagation, soil structure and garden bed preparation and planting.
This qualification is aimed at individuals who wish to obtain a qualification to start a career in the landscaping and property maintenance industry or who may be newly working as an employee or self employed contractor.
There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, however it is recommended you have basic knowledge of horticultural principles.
The landscaping role is a physically demanding one and the course mirrors this so before enrolling students should ensure that they can meet this requirement. As part of the practical requirements of this course, students will be required to be able to move and push heavy objects (bricks, mowers et), use a shovel, bending, squatting and kneeling amongst others.
Students will also be required to undertake an online Literacy, Language and Numeracy indicator prior to commencement.
This ensures that students have the necessary language, literacy and numeracy skills to be able to succeed in their training and assessment. If you identify as needing additional support, or where we identify through our own testing that is required, a student support strategy will be developed and agreed upon between all parties prior to you starting the course.
We also offer all students the opportunity to obtain recognition of their existing skills and knowledge gained through their relevant job experience and obtain credit for previous studies that directly correlate to the units we deliver.
Students learn in smaller classroom sizes and activities are designed so that students can take what they have learnt and apply to it a workplace straight away.
Training Location and Course Delivery
Training may be conducted either online (via virtual classrooms) or self paced online study. This can be supported by face to face training to undertake the practical components of the course with your trainer. Face to Face classrooms may resume at an appropriate time.
Classroom Training is conducted as follows:
- Earthmoving equipment
- Hand and power tools
- Garden tools
- Personal Protective Equipment
Who Should Do this Course?
- Anyone wanting a new career in landscape gardening, green keeping or parks and gardens
- Existing workers in the landscaping sector who wish to develop or enhance their knowledge and skills
FUNDED – Certificate 3 Guarantee
Please ring us to see if you are eligible for funding under the Department of Education, Small Business and Training – Certificate 3 Guarantee.
If you are eligible for the funding, your co-contribution fees are as follows;
- Concession $20 (this is $1.33 per unit)
- Non Concession $50 (this is $3.33 per unit)
- School Leaver 2019 Fee free
The eligibility criteria for this funding requires that you:
- be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident
- be 15 years old or over
- permanently reside in Queensland and have left school
- not already have a certificate III level or higher qualification
- not be currently enrolled in a certificate III level or higher course
Please be aware once you have completed this course via a government funded training place, you will no longer be eligible to access another funded place under this funding program (Certificate 3 Guarantee) at Certificate III level or higher.
You will also be required to completed a mandatory survey at the completion of your training. Please see the link to the fact sheet about funding.
The fee for service charge of this course is $4,168 – please contact us for information about payment plan options.
Funded course fees are available under the Funding Options tab.
Units of Competency
The following units of competency are included in the AHC30916 Certificate III Landscape Construction. In order to be awarded this qualification, you must competently complete all of the requirements for each unit of study.
|Unit Code||Unit Title||Core/Elective|
|AHCBUS407||Cost a project||Elective|
|AHCDRG301||Install drainage system||Core|
|AHCLSC301||Set out site for construction works||Core|
|AHCLSC302||Construct landscape features using concrete||Core|
|AHCLSC303||Construct brick and block structures and features||Core|
|AHCLSC305||Construct stone structures and features||Core|
|AHCLSC306||Implement a paving project||Core|
|AHCLSC307||Implement a retaining wall project||Core|
|AHCWRK305||Coordinate worksite activities||Elective|
|AHCPCM302||Provide information on plants and their culture||Core|
|AHCPGD301||Implement a plant establishment program||Core|
|AHCSOL303||Implement soil improvements for garden areas||Core|
|AHCWHS301||Contribute to work health and safety processes||Core|
|AHCCHM307||Prepare and apply chemicals to control pests, weeds and diseases||Elective|
|AHCCHM304||Transport and store chemicals||Elective|
*Elective units are subject to change.
On completion, you will be eligible to receive the qualification AHC30916 Certificate III in Landscape Construction.
Educational pathways from this qualification include:
- AHC40416 – Certificate IV in Horticulture
- AHC40516 – Certificate IV in Parks and Gardens
- AHC42016 – Certificate IV Landscape
Note: This RTO may not offer all qualifications listed above in possible pathways
The following employment pathways are available to students who complete this qualification:
- Employment as a Landscaper, either as employee or as a self-employed contractor.
The Training Package does not have any specified entry requirements or pre-requisites for this course. None of the units packaged within this qualification have any pre-requisites.