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GAB62 GAB62 Basic Paving Skill Set Skill set Part Time
Murdoch
paving

Looking to get a basic knowledge of paving practices and techniques? In this class you will learn how to screed, lay and cut paving, the principles and practices behind paving techniques, whilst learning to operate all the machinery, equipment and tools necessary to complete a basic paving job. 

2020 dates

Wednesdays, 28 April to 3 July, 4pm to 8pm

 

GAB63 GAB63 Basic Retaining Walls Skill Set Skill set Part Time
Murdoch

Looking to get a basic knowledge of brick and block retaining walls? In this class you will learn to lay, level, set out and prepare sites for low profile retaining wall jobs. You will learn the fundamental skills and knowledge behind building retaining walls in the landscape industry.

2020 dates

Wednesdays, 20 July to 26 September, 4pm until 8pm

GAB64 GAB64 Chemical Risk Management Level 3 Skill Set Skill set Part Time
Murdoch

This course is for people who use pesticides with powered and hand-held application equipment. You will gain the skills and knowledge to apply, transport and store chemicals safely.

  • Determine the need for chemical use
  • Identify the appropriate chemical
  • Prepare for chemical use according to label and MSDS
  • Identify conditions for safely applying chemicals
  • List procedures for cleaning up following chemical application
  • Record application details
  • Determine how to transport and handle chemicals
  • Identify how to store chemicals safely
  • Record storage details 
  • Read and interpret label and MSDS directions for safe transport, handling and storage

Competency units covered in this course:

  • OAL84AHCCHM307 Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases
  • BAP97 AHCPMG301 Control Weeds
  • BAN70 AHCCHM304 Transport and Store Chemicals

Participants will recieve the following resourses:

  • A reference manual
  • An assessment guide

2020 Dates

The following dates below are being planned for 2020, class numbers will be limited to 8 people per class. Please use the course enquiry form at the bottom of this page to confirm the dates are running. 

  • 11 and 12 May
  • 8 and 9 June
GAA70 GAA70 Manage Pests by Applying Pesticides Skill Set Skill set Part Time
Bentley

2019 Dates

  • Monday September 16 - Friday September 20, 2019
  • Monday November 11 - Friday November 15, 2019
GAA23 GAA23 Operate and Maintain Chainsaws Skill Set Skill set Part Time
Murdoch
C000000, C000010, C000002, C000006, chainsaw, maintenance, osh, ohs, whs, wsh, D454SHORT, AHC20410, d454, smt0089, ahcmom213, BAS06, GAA23

In this course you'll learn how to cross-cut fallen timber and the cutting techniques to maximise volume and quality recovery. You'll also learn about complying with the mandatory codes of practice and legislation to safely operate a chainsaw in the workplace.

Application of skills and knowledge to cross-cut fallen timber 
Identify cutting techniques to maximise volume and quality recovery 
Comply with mandatory codes of practice and relevant legislation to safely operate chainsaws in the workplace along with duty of care to self, others and the environment 
This course is suitable for people who operate chainsaws in an urban environment (it does not cover remote operators working in state forest.

Competency unit covered in this course:

BAS06 AHCMOM213 Operate and Maintain Chainsaws 
Additional Requirements 

Participants are required to wear appropriate PPE (All PPE must comply with the relevant Australian Standards) for this course:

Safety helmet 
Safety glasses AS1337 min 
Hearing protection class 5 
Steel capped safety boots 
Gloves (optional) 
Long trousers 
No loose fitting items of clothing, jewellery, long hair contained.

2019 Dates

  • Thursday November 7 and Thursday November 14, 2019
GAA24 GAA24 Residential Turf Management Skill Set Skill set Part Time
Murdoch
turf, greenkeeping, greenkeeper, groundsperson, SMT0102, C000000, C000002, Horticulture, Lawn, mowing, weeds, plant, nutrition, GAA24

A course for residential and commercial Lawnmowing/Lawncare contractors or employees.

This course covers a wide range of topics, all relevant to the domestic and small commercial mowing contractor.

Topics include WHS, fertilisers and pricing, soils and soil preparation, turf recognition, plant structure and function, mowing techniques, turf renovation, irrigation, pests and diseases, sales and marketing, planning, debtor control and summer and winter survival.

Content:

  • WHS –  Workplace Health & Safety
  • Plant nutrition, Soil Wetting Agents, Calibration, Application
  • Turf Recognition, Different Species, External Features, Growth Habits
  • Plant Physiology, Structure and Function, Root Systems
  • Soil Components, pH Levels, Soil Preparation, Install and Establish Turf
  • Lawn Care and Maintenance,
  • Mowing Techniques and Renovation
  • Preparation of machinery and equipment
  • Pests and Diseases, Identification, Treatment
  • Irrigation Systems, Installation, Maintenance, Troubleshooting
  • Sales and Marketing in Lawnmowing Buying and Selling Clients, Maximising Income
  • Planning Your Work, Expanding Your Business
  • Maintaining Your Business, Debtors, Summer/Winter Survival

Competency Units in this course:

  • BAL98 AHCPMG302 Control Plant Pests, Diseases and Disorders
  • BAO01 AHCPM301 Implement a plant nutrition program
  • BAO73 AHCTRF303 Implement a grassed area maintenance program
  • BAP15 AHCBUS404 Operate within a budget framework

 

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