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Offering Info

Certificate III in Parks and Gardens

  • National Course Code: AHC31016
  • TAFE NSW code: AHC31016-01V02-21RYD-273

Location – Ryde ( Non-Apprentices)

Study Type

Part Time Day

Course Start Date

13 Jul 2021

Study Commitment

7 Hours per week

Duration

2.5 Years

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

Course Details

The nationally recognised 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 theory and practical course work, youll 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 personal attributes that will help you get ahead:

  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Effective communication
  • Research skills

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course will provide you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate III level
  • A trade
  • 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

Strengthen your knowledge with these higher level study options:

  • Certificate IV in Horticulture
  • Certificate IV in Sports Turf Management
  • Diploma of Horticulture
  • Diploma of Parks and Gardens Management
  • Diploma of Landscape Design
  • Diploma of Production Horticulture

INDUSTRY DEMAND

The Gardening Services industry in Australia is forecast to generate $2.9 billion in revenue and increase by an annualised 2.2% in the five years to 2023/24.
Growth is expected to stem from population growth, rising household incomes, expansion in the number of households and an increasing trend of outsourcing garden and vegetation management services.

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

  • 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

There may be options available for you to study as a non-apprentice. Enquire today and our Apprenticeship and Traineeship team will support you to understand any eligibility or entry requirements for our non-apprenticeship qualifications.

WORK PLACEMENT

There is no work placement requirement for apprentices taking this qualification, as you will gain your experience on the job with your employer.

Non-apprentices will need to be in either relevant employment or have access to appropriate simulated workplace environments to complete the learning and assessment requirements.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

To be prepared for this course, it is recommended that you:

  • Have an understanding of the natural environment
  • Have some knowledge of biological processes
  • Are comfortable working outdoors and in different environments
  • Have 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.

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

-All students will undertake language/ literacy/ numeracy screening at the start of their course. Students must meet the necessary level for their course of studies. Eg. Certificate III would require a minimum level 3 foundation skills in language, literacy and numeracy. Students should have a reasonable level of computer literacy to be able to complete this course successfully. As this course is blended with some online delivery, students must have access to a computer (or similar) and a reliable internet service.

Discover the skills you need for the job you want at the TAFE NSW Information Sessions, 21-25 June 2021.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.

Date Time Location
Tuesday, 22 June 2021 6.00pm to 8.00pm RYDE Campus, entry via 59 Parkes St, Ryde. A Block, level 5, Auditorium

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a Part-Time Day, Blended course. You will need to attend approximately 7 hours of class, over 1 day a week, for 78 weeks/2.5 years.

You may also be required to complete approximately 16 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, assignments, reading and research, reflection, Studespace /online assessments and review of lessons, work experience


IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course is for participants who are interested in a vocation in parks and gardens BUT ARE NOT CURRENTLY SIGNED UP AS AN APPRENTICE. The target participants for this cohort are either career starters or career changers working in the parks and gardens/ horticulture industry. As a level 3 certificate qualification, it is understood that most learners will have a high level of literacy and can work independently with little supervision. Please note that there is a Certificate II in Horticulture available for those students who wish to study at a more introductory/ practical level..

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

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 Tuesday from 8:15am 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?

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:
Your enrolment will not be finalised until appropriate fees are paid. Students cannnot attend classes until appropriate fees are paid. Upon request, fees can be paid in instalments. Instalments must be kept up to date throughout the course. Ongoing attendance in class is determined by a student being financial, that is instalment payments being made on time.

READ BEFORE YOU ENROL

Learn about TAFE NSW Fees

Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding

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
AHCPGD305 Conduct operational inspection of park facilities
AHCPCM201 Recognise plants
AHCDRG305 Install drainage systems
AHCIRG338 Troubleshoot irrigation systems
AHCMOM304 Operate machinery and equipment
AHCPCM304 Report on health and condition of trees
AHCPGD301 Implement a plant establishment program
AHCPGD303 Perform specialist amenity pruning
AHCPGD304 Implement a landscape maintenance program
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.

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Course Location

Ryde
250 Blaxland Road, Ryde
Phone 131 601

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