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Certificate III in Parks and Gardens

Course Code: AHC31016
Study Area:
Agriculture, Horticulture and Land Management

Start date: 30 January 2018

End date: 7 November 2018

Want to build a successful career in the parks and gardens sector? Learn the practical skills of plant selection and nutrition, pest and disease identification, weed control and landscape construction, as well as first aid and occupational health and safety.

  • Bendigo Charleston Road Campus
Course Structure
  • Full time / Part time / Blended - Apprenticeship - 3 - Year/s


This qualification is nationally recognised

Possible careers
  • Horticultural tradesperson

  • Individual interview
  • Minimum 15 years of age
  • Prepared to work in an outdoor environment
  • Basic literacy and numeracy skills
  • Physically fit
  • Employed as an apprentice, under a training agreement

Course overview

This course is designed to teach the practical skills required to work in the parks and gardens sector. Topics include plant selection and nutrition, pest and disease identification, weed control, landscape construction, first aid and occupational health and safety (OH&S). This course may be offered as an apprenticeship.

How to apply
Online application direct to Bendigo TAFE

Selection process
  • Individual interview

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be given for skills and knowledge gained through previous study or other relevant experience.  Further information refer to RPL

Assessment Methods
  • Assignment
  • Portfolio
  • Written test
  • Practical Assessment
  • Observation

Learning options
  • Apprenticeship/Trainee
  • Blended

Key study areas
Recommending plants and their environmental requirements, introduction to soils and plant nutrition, pest and disease identification and control, weed identification and control, landscape construction methodologies, costing and estimating, safe use of chemicalsfirst aid, OH&S.

Further study opportunities
  • Certificate IV in Horticulture


Your fees are made up of four parts.
  1. Course enrolment type
  2. Materials
  3. Consumables
  4. Student Support Fee.   
Once you have determined the fees applicable to your situation you will be able to calculate a indicative annual fee for your qualification.

Are you eligible for Government subsidised fees? Check for your eligibility here
Are you eligible for concession? Check for your eligibility here
Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

A.   Course enrolment type:Apprenticeship
Government subsidised - average annual course fee*$2,756.70
Concession - average annual course fee*$551.34
Full fee - average annual course fee*$11,835.00
B.   Materials average fee (per year)**$197.10
C.   Consumables average fee (per year)**$162.50
Indicative pricing for:05/02/2018

*The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment and details of any other fees including but not limited to student services, amenities, goods or materials and consumables.
**Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student. Read more on fees and charges

D.  Student Support fees
The Student Support fee is a non-tuition fee for Government subsidised (eligible) students and full fee paying (ineligible) students.   Read more

This page was last updated on 4/09/2017 4:39 PM

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