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
To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.
|Tuesday, 22 June 2021||6.00pm to 8.00pm||RYDE Campus, entry via 59 Parkes St, Ryde. A Block, level 5, Auditorium|
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?
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 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
|AHCPCM301||Implement a plant nutrition program|
|AHCPCM302||Provide information on plants and their culture|
|AHCPMG302||Control plant pests, diseases and disorders|
|AHCWHS301||Contribute to work health and safety processes|
|AHCPGD305||Conduct operational inspection of park facilities|
|AHCMOM304||Operate machinery and equipment|
|AHCTRF309||Implement a grassed area maintenance program|
|AHCDRG305||Install drainage systems|
|AHCIRG338||Troubleshoot irrigation systems|
|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|
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.
250 Blaxland Road, Ryde
Phone 131 601
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