AHC31021 Certificate III in Parks and Gardens

Course Description

Course Code and Name
AHC31021 Certificate III in Parks and Gardens

This qualification describes the skills and knowledge for trade level roles in the parks and gardens industry including gardener, greenkeeper and groundsperson.

Course structure
This qualification is comprised of 11 core (mandatory) units of competency and 5 elective units. Participants undertaking a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) pathway can select the most appropriate 5 units from the list below. Those undertaking the delivered course will have set electives. 

For more information on this qualification, please contact Australian Consolidated Training.



Core Units

AHCIRG346 Operate pressurised irrigation systems

AHCMOM304 Operate machinery and equipment

AHCPCM306 Provide information on plants and their culture

AHCPGD307 Implement a plant establishment program

AHCPGD309 Perform specialist amenity pruning

AHCPGD310 Implement a landscape maintenance program

AHCPMG301 Control weeds

AHCPMG302 Control plant pests, diseases and disorders

AHCSOL304 Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas

AHCTRF309 Implement a grassed area maintenance program

AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes

Elective Units

AHCARB314 Implement a tree maintenance program

AHCARB315 Inspect trees for access and work

AHCARB320 Install tree support systems

AHCARB321 Implement a tree protection program

AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals

AHCCHM307 Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases

AHCDRG305 Install drainage systems

AHCECR301 Maintain native ecosystem areas

AHCECR303 Implement biological reintroduction works

AHCIRG337 Measure irrigation delivery system performance

AHCIRG338 Troubleshoot irrigation systems

AHCIRG345 Install pressurised irrigation systems

AHCIRG347 Maintain pressurised irrigation systems

AHCLSC316 Implement a paving project

AHCPCM303 Identify plant specimens

AHCPCM305 Implement a plant nutrition program

AHCPCM307 Report on health and condition of trees

AHCPGD210 Transplant shrubs and small trees

AHCPGD308 Plan and maintain plant displays

AHCPGD311 Conduct operational inspection of park facilities

AHCPGD312 Implement a maintenance program for an aquatic environment

AHCSOL305 Prepare growing media

AHCTRF307 Construct turf playing surfaces

AHCTRF308 Establish turf

AHCTRF310 Monitor turf health

AHCTRF311 Renovate sports turf

AHCWRK305 Coordinate work site activities

AHCWRK309 Apply environmentally sustainable work practices

BSBOPS304 Deliver and monitor a service to customers

BSBOPS305 Process customer complaints

FBPPPL3007 Support and mentor individuals and groups

FWPCOT2254 Maintain chainsaws

FWPCOT2256 Trim and cut felled trees

FWPFGM3216 Fell trees manually (intermediate)

HLTAID011 Provide first aid

PUAFER008 Confine small emergencies in a facility

RIIWHS204E Work safely at heights

Recognition of Prior Learning - Enrol Anytime

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an assessment process that involves assessment of an individual's relevant prior learning (including formal, informal and life learning).

Australian Consolidated Training offers RPL for all accredited courses. For this qualification, four (4) years experience in a parks and gardens role is indicative of success. For those who do not have four years experience, please contact us to discuss your options.

Please click the "Recognition of Prior Learning" button for more information.

Recognition of Prior Learning



Australian Consolidated Training offers on-the-job apprenticeships funded by User Choice Queensland. This qualification is funded by the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training for Queensland apprentices.

Apprenticeships are completed on-the-job with support from Australian Consolidated Training's highly experienced Trainers/Assessors. This model suits employers who do not wish to send their apprentices to block release training, and who would like to take an active role in the training of their apprentices.

This model does not suit all employers and the apprentice must have access to a qualified onsite supervisor who can mentor them and provide evidence of practical training.
Some units of competency may not be able to be taught in the workplace. In this case, some offsite training may be required.

Student Contribution Fees apply. Please refer to the "Apprenticeships" button below for more information.

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Employer Fees

Due to the increasing costs of providing training services, an employer fee applies for all AHC Certificate III apprenticeships ($1,500 in total payable in two instalments)