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Landscape Construction

AHC30916 Certificate III IN Landscape Construction

This qualification provides a general vocational outcome in landscape construction. The landscaping industry expects this qualification to be achieved to meet job outcomes at this level.

Occupational titles may include:

  • Landscape Gardener
  • Landscaping and Nursery worker
  • Parks and Gardens Tradesperson
  • Greenkeeper

The landscape construction industry strongly affirms 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 11 x core units of competency that cover common skills for the landscaping industry plus 4 x elective units. A total of 15 units of competency are required.

Trade contractor licencing varies across States and Territories and additional requirements to attainment of this licence may be required. Please check with your local regulatory body. e.g. QBCC in Queensland

Course Duration

It is anticipated this course will take up to 12 to 36 months to complete, depending 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 method in various locations across South-East Queensland:

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

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

Flexible Workplace Delivery: (must be working in the industry)

  • Self paced learning (suggested 15 hours per week)
  • Regular Trainer/Assessor contact through phone calls, texts, workplace visits and email

Government Apprenticeship:

  • Workplace based learning with regular trainer workplace visits (up to 6 hours)
  • Self-paced learning (approx. 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 Workbooks
  • 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.

If undertaking the course as a apprenticeship, participants must have entered into a Apprenticeship Training Contract.

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
AHCLSC301 Set out site for construction works
AHCDRG301 Install drainage systems
AHCLSC302 Construct landscape features using concrete
AHCLSC303 Construct brick and/or block structures and features
AHCLSC305 Construct stone structures and features
AHCLSC306 Implement a paving project
AHCLSC307 Implement a retaining wall project
AHCPCM302 Provide information on plants and their culture
AHCPGD301 Implement a plant establishment program
AHCSOL303 Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas

Elective Units

A variety of electives are on offer to make up your 15 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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