AHC31021 Certificate III in Parks and Gardens

Award Course
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding


Certificate III Parks and Gardens provides you with the skills for trade level roles in the parks and gardens industry including gardener, greenkeeper and groundsperson.


This qualification can lead to roles in the parks and gardens industry including gardener, greenkeeper and groundsperson.


This qualification can lead to further studies at a Certificate IV in Horticulture or other Horticulture industry specific qualifications at Certificate IV levels.

Course Delivery

Delivery is over a 3-year period with students attending classes 1 day per week during school terms.

Entry Requirements

Each student will undertake a Pre-Training Review before enrolling to help confirm the proposed course is suitable. It will provide valuable information about an individual's existing skills and knowledge, language, literacy and numeracy skills and whether the course will help in achieving learning and/or employment goals. Students must be working within the parks and gardens industry. Apprentices must have a registered training contract agreement with their employer.

Expected Time to Complete

3 Years

Units & Assessment
Core Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
AHCIRG346 Operate pressurised irrigation systems 50 $30.00
AHCMOM304 Operate machinery and equipment 40 $30.00
AHCPCM306 Provide information on plants and their culture 70 $30.00
AHCPGD307 Implement a plant establishment program 80 $30.00
AHCPGD309 Perform specialist amenity pruning 65 $30.00
AHCPGD310 Implement a landscape maintenance program 100 $30.00
AHCPMG301 Control weeds 70 $30.00
AHCPMG302 Control plant pests, diseases and disorders 80 $30.00
AHCSOL304 Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas 60 $30.00
AHCTRF309 Implement a grassed area maintenance program 60 $30.00
AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes 50 $30.00
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals 50 $30.00
AHCCHM307 Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases 70 $30.00
AHCIRG338 Troubleshoot irrigation systems 50 $30.00
AHCMOM216 Operate side by side utility vehicles 50 $30.00
AHCPCM303 Identify plant specimens 80 $30.00
Your particular units of study will be determined from the core and elective units required for this qualification.

RPL is a formal assessment process that recognises relevant skills and knowledge you have already gained through previous training, work and life experiences. Contact the Institute today to discuss your options for RPL.

Indicative Fees

Government Subsidised $4,478
Concession $480
Apprenticeship $3,863
Apprenticeship Concession $480
Self-Funded $5,605

Average total fees include designated materials and will vary according to your specific unit choices and other factors.

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

For information on refunds in relation to withdrawals, transfers and cancellations refer to the following policies and procedures.
Refund of Course Fees Policy
Student Withdrawal and Refund of Course Fees Procedure

Please visit our Fees and Charges page for more information.
Intake Campus Course Details
2024 Ongoing Enrolment Mildura Campus Full Time, Full Year, Apprentice, 8.30AM - 4.00PM, Cardross Farm