Our parks and gardens course provides training to apprentices within the parks and gardens industry, reflecting the diverse skills required.

Some of the topics you’ll cover include:

  • plant identification
  • how to implement a plant nutrition program
  • turf care
  • operating machinery and chainsaws
  • how to perform specialist pruning
  • controlling pests and diseases
  • plant nutrition



National Code AHC31016
Study Areas Horticulture
Study Level Apprenticeship
Study Type Local
Study Mode

PT: 36 months

Course Type Apprenticeship
Campuses Lilydale

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Annual Fee
Apprentice Gov. Subsidised $540.00
Apprentice Concession $108.00
Full Tuition Fee $3,060.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities* $155.00
Core Skills Support** $75.00
Annual Material Fees $63.00
Retain Course Items*** No fee applies


* Does not apply to VETiS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETiS, International students, Short Courses, Graduate Degrees , or re-enrolling students who re-enrol in the same course.

***Retained Course Items are purchased by the student once prior to commencing. The course items bought by the student become the property of the student. Such items retain a generic application for other purposes outside the student's course of study (e.g. textbooks).

Annual student tuition & material fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are for 2019 and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. Advertised start dates and delivery locations are subject to viable student numbers. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments

February and July although rolling enrolments will be taken

Part time: 36 months (Thursdays 8.30am-4.30pm)

Lilydale

You must have:

  • previously registered with an Australian Apprenticeship Centre
  • a training contract with an employer

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 the Institute and CAE 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.

You may wish to apply for further studies in Certificate IV in Parks and Gardens

Direct entry

Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

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

Our parks and gardens course provides you with a very job-oriented set of skills in the parks and gardens industry, which expects this qualification to be achieved to meet job outcomes at this level. Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors, with possible relevant roles including being a:

  • municipal/city gardener
  • horticulturist

This course includes 16 units (5 core and 11 electives)

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AHCMOM304 OPERATE MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT 40.0

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AHCMOM213 OPERATE AND MAINTAIN CHAINSAWS 40.0

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AHCPGD301 IMPLEMENT A PLANT ESTABLISHMENT PROGRAM 80.0

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AHCPGD303 PERFORM SPECIALIST AMENITY PRUNING 65.0

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AHCTRF302 ESTABLISH TURF 60.0

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AHCIRG331 INSTALL PRESSURISED IRRIGATION SYSTEMS 70.0

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AHCPGD304 IMPLEMENT A LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE PROGRAM 100.0

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AHCTRF303 IMPLEMENT A GRASSED AREA MAINTENANCE PROGRAM 60.0

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AHCWHS301 CONTRIBUTE TO WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY PROCESSES 50.0

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AHCPCM302 PROVIDE INFORMATION ON PLANTS AND THEIR CULTURE 70.0

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AHCPMG301 CONTROL WEEDS 70.0

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AHCPMG302 CONTROL PLANT PESTS, DISEASES AND DISORDERS 80.0

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AHCPCM301 IMPLEMENT A PLANT NUTRITION PROGRAM 60.0

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AHCWRK309 APPLY ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES 50.0

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AHCCHM303 PREPARE AND APPLY CHEMICALS 70.0

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AHCCHM304 TRANSPORT AND STORE CHEMICALS 50.0

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