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Offering Info

Certificate III in Parks and Gardens

  • National Course Code: AHC31016
  • TAFE NSW code: AHC31016-01V02-21GLB-999

Location – Goulburn- Apprenticeship

Attendance

Part Time

Delivery

On campus

Course Start Date

Anytime

Study Commitment

Enquire Hours per week

Duration

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  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Apprenticeship Allowed
  • This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer

Course Details

The nationally accredited Certificate III in Parks and Gardens equips you with the knowledge and skills you need to thrive in a growing industry. Learn from horticulture experts, hone your skills in specialist training facilities, and turn your passion for nature into a fulfilling career today.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:

  • Implement a plant nutrition program
  • Improve soil quality
  • Control weeds, plant pests, diseases and disorders
  • Participate in work health and safety processes
  • Use hand tools and machinery to create a park or garden
  • Perform specialist pruning

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • A willingness to learn and develop skills using hand tools and machinery to create a park or garden
  • A desire to work primarily outdoors
  • An interest in plants and the construction of gardens
  • A willingness to get their hands dirty
  • Resilience and the capacity to attend classes and complete all assessments while working in the industry

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course provides you with:

  • A trade qualification
  • Strong pathways to continued studies to enhance your career opportunities
  • Skills and knowledge to start your own sole trader business

Career opportunities:

  • Gardener
  • Parks and gardens worker

GROW YOUR CAREER

Take your career further with the:

  • Diploma of Horticulture
  • Diploma of Landscape Design
  • Diploma of Arboriculture

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

TAFE NSW offers the Certificate III in Parks and Gardens as an apprenticeship. There may also be options available for you to study as a non-apprentice.

Apprenticeship
To be eligible for this course, you must:

  • Be employed as an apprentice in the parks and gardens industry evidenced by a letter from your employer
  • Submit your Training Plan Proposal (TPP) with your application

Non-apprenticeship
Enquire today and one of our Apprenticeship and Traineeship team will help you understand any eligibility or entry requirements.

WORK PLACEMENT

There is no work placement requirement for this qualification. As an apprentice, you will gain your experience on-the-job with your employer.

If you are enrolling as a non-apprentice, you need to be in relevant employment or have access to appropriate simulated workplace environments in order to meet the course completion requirements.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

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

If you need support preparing for study, contact us about your options.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

COURSE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

To be enrolled in this course, you need to be able to provide evidence that you are:

  • an apprentice (you will work in industry and study at the same time)
  • employed full time
  • signed up with an Apprentice Network Provider and have a Training Plan Proposal

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • to complete a knowledge assessment, a skills assessment and workplace evidence for all units. To successfully complete this course, you will need:
    Sturdy leather footwear such as work boots. Long trousers and long sleeve shirt such as the type to wear for gardening work. Protective personal equipment for working outdoors including sunscreen, hat, ear protection and eye protection.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a Part Time Day Face to Face course. You will need to attend approximately 6.5 hours of class, over 1 day a week, for 2 years. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 6 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 4.5 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including revision, private study, prescribed reading.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who:
Students interested in employment in the horticulture industry, where workers are involved with garden maintenance and managing horticultural workplaces such as local government parks and gardens, garden maintenance contracting, weed control contracting, nursery work.

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:
TAFE NSW provides the following services to ensure a supported and successful learning environment for all students:

  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Student Support and Services
  • Accessibility and Disability Services
  • Personal Counselling
  • Vocational Counselling
  • Learning Support
  • International Student Support
  • Scholarships
  • Multicultural Support

Detailed current information on these Support Services are made available to staff and students at TAFE NSW Student Services. Additionally, a dedicated Student Services team at each campus location supports every student.

The following additional support is provided for this Student Group:Every effort is made by TAFE NSW staff to ensure a successful outcome for enrolled learners. TAFE NSW offers a free tutorial support service to all TAFE NSW learners and further support services include:

  • Studiosity - online access to a real life tutor
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Library resources

We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

This course is currently scheduled on Thursday, from 9.00am to 4.00pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

This is a fully government-subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.

SMART AND SKILLED FEES

This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.

For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?

READ BEFORE YOU ENROL

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RECOGNITION

Recognition 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.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Before you can start an apprenticeship, you first need to find an employer in the industry you're interested in that will support you through your studies. You and your employer should contact an Apprenticeship Network Provider (ANP) and tell them you're interested in studying at TAFE NSW.

The ANP will help you and your employer to complete a Training Contract. Once you have a Training Contract, we will help you, your employer and the ANP to complete a Training Plan Proposal. Once you have both these documents, the ANP will lodge them with State Training Services, who will provide further advice about next steps.

Find out more: https://www.training.nsw.gov.au/apprenticeships_traineeships/index.html

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

Core Units
Number Title
AHCPCM301 Implement a plant nutrition program
AHCPCM302 Provide information on plants and their culture
AHCPMG301 Control weeds
AHCPMG302 Control plant pests, diseases and disorders
AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes
Elective Units
Number Title
AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals
AHCCHM307 Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases
AHCMOM304 Operate machinery and equipment
AHCPCM303 Identify plant specimens
AHCPGD301 Implement a plant establishment program
AHCPGD302 Plan and maintain plant displays
AHCPGD303 Perform specialist amenity pruning
AHCPGD304 Implement a landscape maintenance program
AHCPGD305 Conduct operational inspection of park facilities
AHCSOL304 Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas
AHCTRF308 Establish turf

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

Parks and Gardens Tradesperson

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

Course Location

Goulburn
Cnr Verner & View Streets, Goulburn
Phone 131 601

Fees information

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