Part Time Day
Course Start Date
13 Jul 2021
7 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Apprenticeship Allowed
- This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer
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
- 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
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.
Discover the skills you need for the job you want at the TAFE NSW Information Sessions, 21-25 June 2021.
Day of attendance to be confirmed, based on student numbers, room and teacher availability. Attendance at TAFE campus will be 1 day per week. Delivery will be a combination of face to face, blended and online.
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 and work experience.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course is for participants who are employed as Parks and Gardens apprentices. 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.
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
There are a range of study options for NSW Apprentices and eligible non-apprentices with relevant industry work experience in this course.
Under the NSW Government fee-free apprenticeship initiative, NSW apprentices that commence their training on or after 1 July 2018 may be eligible for fee-free training. Apprentices are required to provide evidence of their NSW apprenticeship to finalise their enrolment and applicable fees.
This course is also a TAFE NSW Trade Pathways Qualification and ideal if you have been working in this industry for an extended period of time but havent received a qualification. To be eligible to enrol as a non-apprentice and secure funding, you must firstly meet the Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria and be:
- over 21 years of age
- able to demonstrate and provide evidence of extensive industry experience and
- able to demonstrate relevant ongoing work experience and provide workplace evidence to support the achievement of competence.
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
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.
For further information or assistance, call 131 601.
|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|
|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|
|AHCPGD305||Conduct operational inspection of park facilities|
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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