About the course

About the course

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

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Intake Dates & Course Length


February and July although rolling enrolments will be taken

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

The time taken to complete this course will vary depending on your input

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Career Outcomes


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
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Entry Requirements


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


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

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 to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments

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 VETDSS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETDSS, 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.
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