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Parks & Gardens

AHC31016 Certificate III IN Parks & Gardens

This qualification provides an occupational outcome in parks and gardens. The industry expects this qualification to be achieved to meet job outcomes at this level.

Occupational outcomes may include:

  • Parks and gardens tradesperson
  • Nursery hand
  • Horticulturalist      
  • Municipal/City Gardener

The agricultural, horticultural and conservation and land management industries affirm that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires most units of competency to be delivered in this context.

The qualification has 5 x core units of competency plus 11 x elective units.  A total of 16 units of competency are required.

Course Duration

It is anticipated this course will take up to 12 to 36 months to complete, depending on the delivery method chosen or if you are undertaking an apprenticeship.  Employment status and experience may reduce these time frames.

Delivery Options

This course is offered via the following methods in various locations across South-East-Queensland:

Group Based Delivery:  (may not be available for all locations)

  • 14 weeks of initial classroom training – 2 to 3 days per week
  • Self-paced study and research
  • Study of 25 hours per week is expected for this program

Flexible Workplace Delivery:

  • Self-paced learning
  • Regular Trainer/Assessor contact through phone calls, text, face to face visits and email

Government Apprenticeship:

  • Workplace based learning with regular trainer workplace visits (up to 6 hours)
  • Self-paced learning (approximately 6 hours per week)

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):

  • Skills and Gap Training available to experienced industry workers
  • One on one workplace visit/s to assist with the application and undertake a personal interview and challenge tests to confirm your skills and knowledge

Students are supported with:

  • A  dedicated Trainer/Assessor until the program is completed
  • Learner Guides and Workbook
  • Access to additional support through the course program department on 1300 852 852
  • Our Student Handbook

Entry Requirements

Participants will need to supply their own suitable personal protective clothing, including safety shoes.

For specific eligibility requirements surrounding possible funding available go to QLD Funding.

Course Fees

For current course fees and information on possible funding available go to Course Fees and QLD Funding.

Core Units

AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes
AHCPCM302 Provide information on plants their culture
AHCPCM301 Implement a plant nutrition program
AHCPMG301 Control Weeds
AHCPMG302 Control plant pests, diseases and disorders

Elective Units

A variety of electives are on offer to make up your 16 units, dependent on the delivery mode chosen
Contact us on 1300 852 852 to find out more and request a program flyer


For more information on this course, including fees and funding availability, contact Construction Industry Training on 1300 852 852 or

This Nationally accredited Qualification is delivered by Construction Industry Training – RTO: 41288
All training, assessment and issuance of Qualifications are the responsibility of Construction Industry Training.
For information on refund policy, complaints and appeals procedure, and learners rights refer to information in the Student Handbook.

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