About the course

About the course

Our landscape construction apprenticeship gives you the essential skills required to work in the landscape industry as a fully qualified landscaper.

Through hands on practical experience you'll develop a full range of landscaping skills including:

  • paving
  • surveying
  • retaining wall construction
  • installing drainage and irrigation systems
  • operating machinery and equipment
  • stonework

Our landscape construction apprenticeship also covers the vital gardening skills you’ll need to build landscaped gardens that flourish, including:

  • information on plants and their culture
  • how to implement a plant establishment program
  • soil improvements for garden and turf areas

Course will be replaced

Please note: This course will change in the near future and alterations to the structure will occur. All new students will be enrolled into the new course.

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Intake Dates & Course Length


February, April, July, October

Full time: 3 years (Fridays 8.30am - 4.00pm)

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Career Outcomes


After successful completion of our landscape construction apprenticeship you can apply seek out professional landscaper roles

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Entry Requirements


Students must be employed as an apprentice in an appropriate workplace

APPRENTICESHIP ENTRY REQUIREMENTS 

To apply for this course, you must also be registered with an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Provider and have a training contract with an employer. 

We can provide information and support on how to apply for an apprenticeship with an employer listed by an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Provider. Contact the Skills & Jobs Centre on (03) 8892 1350 or email sajc.elgar@boxhill.edu.au.

PRE-TRAINING REVIEW

To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs, Box Hill Institute will assess all students’ language, literacy and numeracy and digital literacy by asking you to undertake a self-assessment review prior to the enrolment.

A course advisor will discuss the outcomes of the review and make recommendations about whether the course is suitable for you, and identify additional support where required.

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Direct Entry

Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

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Pathways & Accreditation


After successful completion of our landscape construction apprenticeship you may wish to further your studies. Suitable courses include, but are not limited to, the Certificate IV in Horticulture or Diploma of Landscape Design

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 3

Fees & Finance Options


This training is provided with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments.

Full FeeApprenticeship ConcessionApprenticeship Gov Subsidised
Tuition Fee$18,473$676$3,380
Service Fee$513$513$513
Core Skills Support Fee$83$83$83
Material Fee$894$894$894
Retain Course Items$75$75$75
Total Course Estimate$20,038$2,241$4,945
Payable Estimate (at commencement)$6,645$853$1,763

Retain Course Items are purchased once by the student prior to commencing. Those items then become the property of the student. Fees listed are at 2022 rates and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. The student tuition fees listed are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

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Course Structure


Completion of 15 units, including 11 core and 4 elective units

  • AHCSOL303Implement Soil Improvements For Garden And Turf Areas
    60.0 hours

    CORE

    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to provide information about and determine its suitability for garden beds or turf areas and determine ameliorants or additives to improve it.

    This unit applies to individuals who take responsibility for their own work and for the quality of the work of others. They use discretion and judgement in the selection, allocation and use of available resources. All work is carried out to comply with workplace procedures.

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

  • AHCLSC301Set Out Site For Construction Works
    50.0 hours

    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to set out a site for construction works in accordance with site plans and specifications. This may be done in advance of proposed works or in conjunction with construction works already being carried out.

    This unit applies to individuals who take responsibility for own work and for the quality of the work of others. They use discretion and judgement in the selection, allocation and use of available resources. All work is carried out to comply with workplace procedures.

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

  • AHCLSC302Construct Landscape Features Using Concrete
    80.0 hours

    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to construct concrete structures and features as a component of landscape project works.

    This unit applies to individuals who take responsibility for own work and for the quality of the work of others. They use discretion and judgement in the selection, allocation and use of available resources. All work is carried out to comply with workplace procedures.

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

  • AHCLSC305Construct Stone Structures And Features
    50.0 hours

    This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to construct stone structures and features as a component of landscape project works.

    This unit applies to individuals who take responsibility for their own work and for the quality of the work of others. They use discretion and judgement in the selection, allocation and use of available resources. All work is carried out to comply with workplace procedures.

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

  • AHCLSC306Implement A Paving Project
    100.0 hours

    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to install and construct a paved surface to a prepared base within a documented scope of works incorporated in a project across a range of situations and environments.

    This unit applies to individuals who take responsibility for their own work and for the quality of the work of others. They use discretion and judgement in the selection, allocation and use of available resources. All work is carried out to comply with workplace procedures.

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

  • AHCWHS301Contribute To Work Health And Safety Processes
    50.0 hours

    CORE UNIT

    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to carry out enterprise work health and safety policies and procedures.

    This unit is applicable to individuals. They typically work within clear reporting lines and procedures.

    All work must be carried out to comply with workplace procedures and work health and safety and other relevant legislation and codes.

    This unit applies to individuals who actively participate in the workplace safety system and work under broad direction and take responsibility for their own work. They work in a range of known contexts and complete routine activities.

    NOTE: The terms 'occupational health and safety' (OHS) and 'work health and safety' (WHS) and occupational safety and health (OSH) are equivalent and generally either can be used in the workplace. In jurisdictions where the Model WHS Legislation has not been implemented RTOs are advised to contextualise the unit of competency by referring to the existing State and Territory OHS legislative requirements.

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

  • AHCPCM302Provide Information On Plants And Their Culture
    70.0 hours

    CORE UNIT

    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to provide information to clients and others about plants and their cultural requirements.

    It applies to individuals who take responsibility for their own work and for the quality of the work of others. They use discretion and judgement in the selection, allocation and use of available resources. All work is carried out to comply with workplace procedures.

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

  • AHCMOM304Operate Machinery And Equipment
    40.0 hours

    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare and operate machinery and equipment in a safe and controlled manner that is used principally in agriculture, horticulture, and conservation and land management work.

    This unit does not apply to chainsaws, tractors, vehicles or earth moving equipment.

    The unit applies to individuals who operate machinery and equipment under broad direction, and take responsibility for their own work.

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

  • AHCPMG301Control Weeds
    70.0 hours

    CORE UNIT

    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to plan and coordinate weed control activities using appropriate strategies to provide effective, economic control while minimising environmental damage.

    The unit applies to individuals who work under broad direction and take responsibility for their own work. They use discretion and judgement in the selection, allocation and use of available resources and for solving problems.

    State or territory licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply in some jurisdictions

  • AHCPGD301Implement A Plant Establishment Program
    80.0 hours

    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to establish planting areas in new projects and in programs of extensive replacement and renovation works across a range of situations and environments.

    It applies to individuals who take responsibility for their own work and for the quality of the work of others. They use discretion and judgement in the selection, allocation and use of available resources. All work is carried out to comply with workplace procedures.

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

  • AHCLSC304Erect Timber Structures And Features
    60.0 hours

    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to erect timber structures and features as a component of landscape project works.

    This unit applies to individuals who take responsibility for own work and for the quality of the work of others. They use discretion and judgement in the selection, allocation and use of available resources. All work is carried out to comply with workplace procedures.

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


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