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.

Core offers all students the opportunity to obtain recognition of their existing skills and knowledge gained through their relevant job experience. This means you only train in areas that you are not currently familiar with and can reduce the duration of your course significantly.

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, however it is recommended you have basic knowledge of horticultural principles.

Over 93% of students who complete this course are employed or go onto further study.

From Myskills.gov.au – December 2017

Total No. Of Units 15
No of Core Units 11
No of Elective Units 4


Unit Code Unit Title Core/Elective
AHCDRG301 Install Drainage Systems Core
AHCLSC301 Set Out Site For Construction Works Core
AHCLSC302 Construct Landscape Features using Concrete Core
AHCLSC303 Construct Brick/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
AHCPCM302 Provide Information on Plants and their Culture Core
AHCPGD301 Implement a Plant Establishment Program Core
AHCSOL303 Implement Soil Improvements for Garden and Turf Areas Core
AHCWHS301 Contribute to Work Health and Safety Processes Core
AHCCHM304 Transport and Store Chemicals Elective
AHCCHM303 Prepare and Apply Chemicals Elective
AHCPMG301 Control Weeds Elective
AHCBUS402 Cost a Project Elective
  • Alternate electives may be available upon request.


Funding Options

Students wishing to do this course can be provided with subsidised funding as follows.

Department of Education – Certificate 3 Guarantee

Course Fees

Department of Education – Certificate 3 Guarantee  $50

Fee for Service

The fee for service charge of this course is $4,168 – please contact us for information about payment plan options.


Some training is conducted in the classroom where students will develop their theoretical knowledge and also at Core Industry Training’s campus, where students will undertake practical projects in a variety of settings as well as self directed learning at home.

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.


On completion, you will be eligible to receive the qualification AHC30916 Certificate III in Landscape Construction

Educational pathways from this qualification include:

AHC40316 Certificate IV in Production Horticulture

AHC50310 Diploma of Production Horticulture

AHC50616:Diploma of Landscape Design