Course Start Date
7 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Apprenticeship Allowed
- This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer
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
- Parks and gardens worker
GROW YOUR CAREER
Take your career further with the:
- Diploma of Horticulture
- Diploma of Landscape Design
- Diploma of Arboriculture
This is a part-time day, face to face delivery course. You will need to attend approximately 6 hours of class, over 1 day a week, for 2 years. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 1 hour of other study per week.
You may also be required to complete approximately 16 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including tracking your hours of work, research and private study to complete assessment work.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course offering is designed for people who:
- are apprentices already working in the Industry.
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
The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.
This course is currently scheduled on Wednesdays from 8:30am to 4:30pm. 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?
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-eligible
Students must provide their own personal protective equipment and clothing including a safety vest, steel-capped boots, gloves, safety glasses and ear muffs, writing equipment, notepads and usb stick.
READ BEFORE YOU ENROL
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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
|AHCWHS301||Contribute to work health and safety processes|
|AHCPMG302||Control plant pests, diseases and disorders|
|AHCPCM301||Implement a plant nutrition program|
|AHCPCM302||Provide information on plants and their culture|
|AHCWRK309||Apply environmentally sustainable work practices|
|AHCPCM303||Identify plant specimens|
|AHCPGD304||Implement a landscape maintenance program|
|AHCPGD301||Implement a plant establishment program|
|AHCNSY301||Maintain nursery plants|
|AHCMOM304||Operate machinery and equipment|
|AHCPGD303||Perform specialist amenity pruning|
|AHCPGD302||Plan and maintain plant displays|
|AHCCHM307||Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases|
|AHCCHM304||Transport and store chemicals|
|AHCNSY203||Undertake propagation activities|
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.
Raine Road, Padstow
Phone 131 601
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