National code: AHC31016

Certificate III in Parks and Gardens

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Overview About this course

Equip yourself with the knowledge and skills you need to thrive in the growing horticulture industry. Learn from professional experts, hone your skills in specialist training facilities, and turn your passion for nature into a fulfilling career today.

This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Implement a plant nutrition program

  • Improve soil quality

  • Control weeds, plant pests, diseases and disorders

  • Participate in work health and safety processes

  • Perform specialist pruning

Course Outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • Use hand tools and machinery to create a park or garden

  • Plan and maintain plant design

  • Apply plant nutrition

  • Control weeds, plant pests, diseases and disorders

  • Implement soil improvements

  • Perform specialist pruning

  • Skills and knowledge to start your own sole trader business

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • Check the campus page for requirements to take this course as an apprenticeship

  • This course may also be offered as a non-apprenticeship. Enquire today to discuss your eligibility.

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • An understanding of the natural environment

  • Some knowledge of biological processes

  • A willingness to work outdoors and in different environments

  • A reasonable level of fitness to use wheelbarrows, do repetitive lifting and be on your feet for long periods

  • Literacy, numeracy and computer literacy at Year 10 level

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: Gardener and Parks and gardens worker

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 0 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

The Certificate III in Parks and Gardens does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Further study 1 Course

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

Related study 0 Courses

Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

The Certificate III in Parks and Gardens does not have any related courses.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Parks and Gardens qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 16 units of competency, including 5 core and 11 speciality units.

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Implement a plant nutrition program AHCPCM301

  • Provide information on plants and their culture AHCPCM302

  • Control weeds AHCPMG301

  • Control plant pests, diseases and disorders AHCPMG302

TAFE NSW Services Facilities and Support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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