Certificate III in Parks and Gardens - AHC31016


Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00591E

This qualification 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.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


  • 16 units: 5 core
  • 11 elective


  • Install water features
  • Implement a retaining wall project
  • Control plant pests, diseases and disorders
  • Plan and maintain plant displays
  • Implement revegetation works
  • Renovate sports turf
  • Erect timber structures and features
  • Install cable and bracing
  • Construct landscape features using concrete
  • Troubleshoot irrigation systems
  • Prepare and apply chemicals
  • Conduct operational inspection of park facilities
  • Transport and store chemicals
  • Install pressurised irrigation systems
  • Operate machinery and equipment
  • Implement a plant nutrition program
  • Set out site for construction works
  • Fall trees manually (advanced)
  • Install metal structures and features
  • Implement a grassed area maintenance program
  • Implement a tree protection program
  • Implement a tree transplanting program
  • Prepare growing media
  • Contribute to work health and safety processes
  • Control weeds
  • Report on health and condition of trees
  • Provide information on plants and their culture
  • Implement a maintenance program for an aquatic environment
  • Construct brick and block structures and features
  • Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas
  • Implement a tree maintenance program
  • Operate pressurised irrigation systems
  • Apply environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Establish turf
  • Implement a plant establishment program
  • Measure irrigation delivery system performance
  • Perform specialist amenity pruning
  • Implement a paving project
  • Identify plant specimens
  • Maintain natural areas
  • Construct stone structures and features
  • Maintain pressurised irrigation systems
  • Construct turf playing surfaces
  • Monitor turf health
  • Implement a landscape maintenance program

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Coffs Harbour Education Campus CHEC Domestic: $11,240
  • Part-time : 4 years
Dubbo College, Myall Street Campus No
  • Part-time : 2 years
Goulburn Campus No
Kurri Kurri Campus No
  • Part-time : 3 years
Moruya Campus No
Orange College, March Street Campus No
  • Part-time : 2 years
Ourimbah Campus No
  • Part-time : 3 years
Padstow College Domestic: $11,240
  • Part-time : 2 years
Primary Industries Centre No
  • Part-time : 2 years
Richmond College No
  • Part-time : 2 years
Ryde Campus No
  • Part-time : 2.5 years
Tamworth Campus No
  • Part-time : 38 weeks
Wollongbar Campus Domestic: $11,240
  • Part-time : 36 years
Yallah Campus No

Fee comments

Campuses: Dubbo College, Myall Street Campus.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**You will need to provide general stationary required to undertake the qualification, PPE including sun protection, covered in work boots and clothing appropriate to undertake horticultural tasks.

Campuses: Kurri Kurri Campus, Ourimbah Campus.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:Secateurs Foldable pruning saw 8m metric tape Work boots Broad-brim hat (minimum 80mm brim width) Earmuffs to AS1269 Approved safety glasses Work gloves Basic calculator Kent 62M or Linex 433 scale rule0.5mm clutch pencil, HB pencilSquares: 45 & 30/60 Circle template A4 folder with paper, pens, USB memory stick or similar

Campuses: Padstow College.

This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply. If you are a registered apprentice, you may be eligible for a Fee Free Apprenticeship, which will be verified at enrolment.The fee category that will apply to you depends on your eligibility and your individual circumstances. Your fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit https://smartandskilled.nsw.gov.au/are-you-eligiblePAYMENT OPTIONS AND ASSISTANCEFees: https://www.tafensw.edu.au/enrol/feesPayment - funding: https://www.tafensw.edu.au/enrol/payment-fundingADDITIONAL RESOURCESYou will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:- your own personal protective clothing, writing equipment, notepads and usb stick. RECOGNITIONRecognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.Find out more about recognition: https://www.tafensw.edu.au/enrol/recognition-credit-transfers

Campuses: Richmond College.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:- PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)- tools and equipment- stationery as specified

Campuses: Ryde Campus.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**Your enrolment will not be finalised until appropriate fees are paid. Students cannot attend classes until appropriate fees are paid. Upon request, fees can be paid in instalments. Instalments must be kept up to date throughout the course. Ongoing attendance in class is determined by a student being financial, that is instalment payments being made on time.

Campuses: Tamworth Campus.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study.- A folder for storing notes and a binder book for writing information. Pens, highlighters etc.- PPCE will be supplied however; learners will be encouraged to supply their own adequate protective footwear and clothing must be supplied by learners.

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