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CERTIFICATE III IN PARKS AND GARDENS

National ID: AHC31010 | State ID: D476

 

This qualification provides a vocational outcome in parks and gardens. 

The parks and gardens industry expects this qualification to be achieved to meet job outcomes at this level.

Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:
- Municipal/city gardener
- Horticulturist

This course is delivery at South Metropolitan TAFE over 6 semesters for Apprentices only, this equates to 3 years of part-time study. This course is available to employed students only.

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Successful completion of this qualification provides you with the opportunity to become a parks and gardens assistant/worker and gardener.

For information about jobs and pathways, please see
http://joboutlook.gov.au/

Further study opportunities:

Certificate IV in Parks and Gardens

Course overview

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Course Overview

Where Murdoch
Duration
How Apprenticeship
When This course is available for Semester 1, 2017.

Successful completion of this qualification provides you with the opportunity to become a parks and gardens assistant/worker and gardener.

For information about jobs and pathways, please see
http://joboutlook.gov.au/

Further study opportunities:

Certificate IV in Parks and Gardens

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

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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 

YEAR 1 UNITS

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Recognise plants AHCPCM201A D7144
Determine basic properties of soil and/or growing media AHCSOL201A D7242
Control weeds AHCPMG301A D7124
Control plant pests, diseases and disorders AHCPMG302A D7125
Operate basic machinery and equipment AHCMOM203A D7006
Plant trees and shrubs AHCPGD201A D7103
Apply chemicals under supervision AHCCHM201A D6756
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices AHCWRK209A D7307
Treat weeds AHCPMG201A D7122
Maintain pressurised irrigation systems AHCIRG206A D6871
Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders AHCPMG202A D7123
Participate in OHS processes AHCOHS201A D7092
Prune shrubs and small trees AHCPGD203A D7105

YEAR 2 UNITS

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Develop a plant pest destruction strategy AHCPMG602A D7143
Establish turf AHCTRF302A D7257
Implement a grassed area maintenance program AHCTRF303A D7258
Support turf establishment AHCTRF204A D7255
Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices AHCWRK313A D7318
Implement a landscape maintenance program AHCPGD304A D7112
Conduct operational inspection of park facilities AHCPGD305A D7113
Contribute to OHS processes AHCOHS301A D7093
Conduct visual inspection of park facilities AHCPGD206A D7108
Prepare turf surfaces for play AHCTRF202A D7253
Implement a maintenance program for an irrigation system AHCIRG301A D6872
Renovate grassed areas AHCTRF203A D7254

YEAR 3 TERM 1

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Implement a plant nutrition program AHCPCM301A D7146

YEAR 3 TERM 2

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Prepare growing media AHCSOL301A D7243
Construct a soil profile AHCSOL302A D7244

YEAR 3 TERM 3

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Implement revegetation works AHCNAR303A D7061

YEAR 3 TERM 4

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Implement a tree maintenance program AHCARB301A D6655
Conduct tree inspections AHCARB302A D6656
  • For TAFE Admissions full-time courses, apply at tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au/ when applications are open. Semester One applications open in September of the prior year, Semester Two (mid-year) applications open in May.
  • 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, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.
  • For international students, contact
    www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au.
  • 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 South Metropolitan TAFE associate degree or higher education diploma, or 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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Page last updated February 21, 2017