Certificate III In Parks And Gardens

Course Code: AHC31016
Study Area:
Horticulture


Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, we have adapted our course delivery to now encompass a combination of remote and flexible delivery methods. This includes easy to navigate online tutorials, interactive learning (using a mix of live demonstrations and the ability to connect with your classmates and teachers for support) as well as face-to-face practical assessments and work placements - where safe and practical to implement. Therefore, you will require access to the internet and a computer to undertake this course. Our flexible model allows you to continue to study in a safe, guided and fully supported manner with continued access to all learning, personal and wellbeing supports. You will be advised by your facilitator on a case by case basis in relation to practical and work placement assessments, as some flexibility will be required during this challenging time.

Start/end date: We offer rolling enrolments. Enrol at any time.

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.



Campus
 
  • Bendigo Charleston Road Campus
Course Structure
  • Full time - Apprenticeship - 3 - 4 Years/s
  • Blended Learning (including facilitated Online learning and face-to-face practical sessions, workplace visits)
  • On Campus simulated training on campus (Charleston Rd campus) and with industry partners
  • 4 days per week

 


Accreditation

This qualification is nationally recognised

Possible careers
  • Horticultural tradesperson
  • Local government gardener 
  • Horticultural technician
  • Private garden maintenance
  • Botanical gardens curator
  • Landscaper

 


Prerequisites

You will need to:

    • Attend a Pre-Training Review (interview)  prior to enrolment to determine course suitability
    • Complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment (students with identified LLN needs will be offered Learning Support as required)
    • Access to a computer to support the learning outside of the classroom
    • Access to the internet in order to access digital online delivery platforms and the myLearning portal (computer and dongles may be offered to students upon request)
    • Minimum 15 years of age
    • Prepared to work in an outdoor environment
    • Employed as an apprentice, under a training agreement

Course overview

This course provides the necessary practical skills and knowledge to maintain open space areas in parks and gardens.

You will learn the practical skills of plant selection and nutrition, pest and disease identification and control, weed control, landscape construction, First Aid, and occupational health and safety in a horticultural environment.

The course has been designed for apprentices and horticulture practitioners and can be delivered and assessed in the workplace.

No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


How to apply
 

The Certificate III in Parks and Gardens student cohort will be employed within the industry and be enrolled into the training program under apprenticeship status. 

You will also need:

  • Online application direct to Bendigo TAFE
  • AASN registration for Apprentices

Selection process

There are no entry requirements for this qualification; however, you will need to complete an individual interview (Pre-Training Review) and complete a basic literacy and numeracy skills test.

You must be employed within the industry and be enrolled into the training program under apprenticeship status.


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
  • Questions 
  • Written assignment
  • Practical Assessment
  • Observation
  • Project

Learning options
  • Apprenticeship

Key study areas
 

To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in 16 units of competency:

  • 5 core units
  • 11 elective units

In this program you will learn about:

  • 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 chemicals
  • First Aid
  • OH&S

Some workplace visits will occur. On Campus simulated work place facilities for various Horticulture and Parks and Gardens projects.

Block delivery simulated training on campus (Charleston Rd campus) and with industry partners.

Trainers and Assessors will make sure that the simulated environment gives the learner the opportunity to meet the following critical criteria:

  • Quality – The work is of the standard required for entry into the industry
  • Productivity – The work is performed within a timeframe appropriate for entry to the industry
  • Safety – The work is performed in a manner that meets industry safety standards

Further study opportunities
  • Certificate IV in Horticulture

Fees

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 total 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
Students eligible for Free TAFE receive the tuition rate free. Students eligible for JobTrainer pay 20% of the tuition. Materials, consumables and student services fees are payable by all students and do not receive a JobTrainer discount, however concession rates for student services fees are available for concession card holders, apprentices, trainees and 100% off campus delivery courses.
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 total course fee*$3,433.50
Concession - average total course fee*$682.50
Full fee - average total course fee*$11,770.50
B.   Materials average fee**$304.50
C.   Consumables average fee**$441.00
Indicative pricing for:
A.   Course enrolment type:Standard
Government subsidised - average total course fee*$3,433.50
Concession - average total course fee*$682.50
Full fee - average total course fee*$11,770.50
B.   Materials average fee**$304.50
C.   Consumables average fee**$441.00
Indicative pricing for:

*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. Student support fees are non refundable . Student support fees are payable annually for the duration of your course, over and above tuition fees.


This page was last updated on 3/03/2021 6:45 PM





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