AHC30916 Certificate III in Landscape Construction


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
Course Fees

The fee for service charge of this course is $3,000 – please contact us for information about payment plan options.


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

Employment 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.