Certificate III in Parks and Gardens

Federation University Australia

This qualification is part of the Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package. It provides a vocational outcome in parks and gardens. The parks and gardens industry expects this qualification to be achieved to meet job outcomes at this level.

Entry Requirements:

Year 10 or equivalent, industry employment and registration with an Australian Apprenticeships Centre prior to enrolment.

Structure:

16 units: 5 core; 11 elective

Subjects you can Study:

Core: Control weeds; Control plant pests, diseases and disorders; Provide information on plants and their culture; Implement a plant nutrition program; Contribute to work health and safety processes. Electives: Report on health and condition of trees; Renovate sports turf; Prepare growing media; Plan and maintain plant displays; Identify plant specimens; Perform specialist amenity pruning; Conduct operational inspection of park facilities; Operate machinery and equipment; Implement a landscape maintenance program; plus more.

Campus Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Mount Rowan (Rural Science)
Mount Helen (Ballarat)
Brisbane
SMB (Ballarat)
Wimmera (Horsham)
Camp Street (Ballarat)
Gippsland (Churchill)
Berwick
Wendouree (Rural Science)

Federation University Australia is a modern, progressive university providing high-quality vocational and higher education across a national and international network of campuses.

With a distinguished history dating back to 1870, we are the third-oldest higher education provider in Australia.

Our aim is to make a real difference to the lives of every student as well as the communities we help build and are proud to be part of.

As a dual-sector university, we deliver a wide range of programs through higher education and TAFE, so you can find the right pathway to career success.

Our campuses are closely connected with local communities — providing more options for work-based learning and graduate employment — further enhancing our university regions.

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A further 11 research areas are ranked above or equal to world standard.

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