This course provides training to apprentices within the parks and gardens industry and reflects the diverse skills required.  You will learn many skills including plant identification, how to implement a plant nutrition program, turf care, operating machinery and chainsaws, how to perform specialist pruning, controlling pests and diseases and plant nutrition to name a few.

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 $450.00
Apprentice Concession $90.00
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 to 4.30pm)


You must have:

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

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

This course will provide you with a very job oriented set of skills in the parks and gardens arena. The parks and gardens industry expects this qualification to be achieved to meet job outcomes at this level. Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Municipal/city gardener
  • Horticulturist

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





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Last updated: February 22, 2019 12:59pm