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Certificate II in Landscaping

National ID: AHC21616 | State ID: BDE7


This qualification provides the practical skills and knowledge to establish and maintain landscapes. It is the starting point to developing a foundation of knowledge and skills that can be built on in higher level courses.

The course provides a wide range of practical skills and supporting knowledge to equip students for employment under supervision in the landscape sector of the horticultural industry. Training is provided in the areas of hard landscaping, pests, diseases and weeds, plant knowledge, horticultural machinery use, chemical use and horticultural safety.

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

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Further study opportunities:

Certificate III in Landscape Construction

Course overview

Course details

Course Overview

Where Murdoch
Duration One semester full-time
How Full Time (On Campus)
Part Time
When Available Semester 2, 2017

For information about jobs and pathways, please see

Further study opportunities:

Certificate III in Landscape Construction

Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

These fees are estimates only for students enrolling in government funded courses on a full time basis.

The indicative fees for a course may differ between training providers due to the units they have included in the course outline. These differences generally result from adapting courses to meet local industry needs. The actual cost of a course will also vary if different electives are chosen by the student.

Nominal hours are not hours of training or instruction. They are used to determine course fees and subsidy levels to reflect the cost to deliver quality training.

Other charges may apply.

Indicative Tuition Fees in 2017

VET Student Loans 

Students in an eligible diploma qualifications and above may be assisted through a loan under the Commonwealth Government's VET Student Loan scheme. For more information on entrance requirements and eligible course list please see www.education.gov.au/vet-student-loans 

For information on VET Student Loans at South Metropolitan TAFE please visit the Student Loans page.

International students

Fees, charges, available locations, applications, and enrolment procedures for international students are different to those applicable to local students.

International students can only study full-time.

For information on international student fees and application, please follow this link to the  TAFE International WA website 

Module Group Core Units

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Assist with landscape construction work AHCLSC201 BAR32
Participate in work health and safety processes AHCWHS201 BAT00
Operate basic machinery and equipment AHCMOM203 BAU05
Install aggregate paths AHCLSC203 BAM38
Construct low-profile timber or modular retaining walls AHCLSC202 BAM73
Plant trees and shrubs AHCPGD201 BAP80
Recognise plants AHCPCM201 BAN27
Lay paving AHCLSC204 BAO08

Module Group Elective Units

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Support turf establishment AHCTRF204 BAT60
Transplant small trees AHCPGD204 BAS48
Renovate grassed areas AHCTRF203 BAM16
Assist with low volume irrigation operations AHCIRG215 BAM17
Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders AHCPMG202 BAO90
Observe enterprise quality assurance procedures AHCWRK206 BAO70
Apply a range of treatments to trees AHCARB201 BAN37
Apply chemicals under supervision AHCCHM201 BAT45
Operate tractors AHCMOM202 BAN17
Install tree protection devices AHCLSC205 BAN71
Maintain properties and structures AHCINF203 BAR98
Treat weeds AHCPMG201 BAR65
Prepare and maintain plant displays AHCPGD202 BAQ14
Assist with pressurised irrigation operations AHCIRG217 BAM26
Prune shrubs and small trees AHCPGD203 BAO28
Prepare turf surfaces for play AHCTRF202 BAM83
Participate in workplace communications AHCWRK205 BAQ86
Operate vehicles AHCMOM205 BAQ60
Provide information on products and services AHCWRK208 BAO37
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices AHCWRK209 BAM98
Undertake operational maintenance of machinery AHCMOM204 BAR92
Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing AHCSOL202 BAS70
Assist with turf construction AHCTRF201 BAM10
Fabricate and repair metal or plastic structures AHCINF204 BAN29
Work effectively in the industry AHCWRK204 BAR90
  • This course uses TAFE Admissions, to study full-time in Semester Two 2017, apply through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au/ on or after May 1st, 2017 and before June 12th, 2017.
  • Online courses normally have enrolments available ongoing at any time, for help enrolling or for more information
    call: 1800 001 001 or email: info@smtafe.wa.edu.au
  • For apprenticeships and traineeships (where available), you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.
  • For international students (where available), contact
  • For all other courses, or if you need help or have questions please call us on
    1800 001 001 or email us at info@smtafe.wa.edu.au

Please note: All enrolling students will require a Unique Student Identifier number.

Entrance Requirements

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate I or Certificate II

South Metropolitan TAFE maintains strong relationships with a number of universities. On completion of diploma and advanced diploma courses, students may be eligible for credit towards a bachelor degree at one of our university partners. For details of our university pathway options, visit our Uni Pathways page.

Please note: Different university entrance arrangements may apply to international students. For further details please contact the individual Universities directly.

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