AHC31021- Certificate III in Parks and Gardens

Course Code and Name:
AHC31021 – Certificate III in Parks and Gardens

Qualification Description:
This qualification describes the skills and knowledge for trade level roles in the parks and gardens industry including gardener, greenkeeper and groundsperson.
Individuals with this qualification perform tasks under broad supervision involving a broad range of skills that are applied in a wide variety of contexts, which will involve discretion and judgement in selecting and operating equipment, coordinating resources and applying contingency measures during work.
Work must comply with work health and safety and environmental regulations and legislation that apply to the workplace.
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Entry Requirements
There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Packaging Rules
To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in:

    16 units of competency:

  • 11 core units plus
  • 5 elective units.

Elective units must ensure the integrity of the qualification’s Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome. The electives are to be chosen as follows:

  • 4 must be from the electives listed below
  • 1 from the remaining electives listed below, or any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course..

Core Units:

Unit Code Unit Title
AHCIRG346 Operate pressurised irrigation systems
AHCMOM304 Operate machinery and equipment
AHCPCM306 Provide information on plants and their culture
AHCPGD307 Implement a plant establishment program
AHCPGD309 Perform specialist amenity pruning
AHCPGD310 Implement a landscape maintenance program
AHCPMG301 Control weeds
AHCPMG302 Control plant pests, diseases and disorders
AHCSOL304 Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas
AHCTRF309 Implement a grassed area maintenance program
AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes

Elective Units:
Unit Code Unit Title
AHCARB314 Implement a tree maintenance program
AHCARB315 Inspect trees for access and work
AHCARB320 Install tree support systems
AHCARB321 Implement a tree protection program
AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals
AHCCHM307 Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases
AHCDRG305 Install drainage systems
AHCECR301 Maintain native ecosystem areas
AHCECR303 Implement biological reintroduction works
AHCIRG337 Measure irrigation delivery system performance
AHCIRG338 Troubleshoot irrigation systems
AHCIRG345 Install pressurised irrigation systems
AHCIRG347 Maintain pressurised irrigation systems
AHCLSC316 Implement a paving project
AHCPCM303 Identify plant specimens
AHCPCM305 Implement a plant nutrition program
AHCPCM307 Report on health and condition of trees
AHCPGD210 Transplant shrubs and small trees
AHCPGD308 Plan and maintain plant displays
AHCPGD311 Conduct operational inspection of park facilities
AHCPGD312 Implement a maintenance program for an aquatic environment
AHCSOL305 Prepare growing media
AHCTRF307 Construct turf playing surfaces
AHCTRF308 Establish turf
AHCTRF310 Monitor turf health
AHCTRF311 Renovate sports turf
AHCWRK305 Coordinate work site activities
AHCWRK309 Apply environmentally sustainable work practices
BSBOPS304 Deliver and monitor a service to customers
BSBOPS305 Process customer complaints
FBPPPL3007 Support and mentor individuals and groups
FWPCOT2254 Maintain chainsaws
FWPCOT2256 Trim and cut felled trees
FWPFGM3216 Fell trees manually (intermediate)
HLTAID011 Provide first aid
PUAFER008 Confine small emergencies in a facility
RIIWHS204E Work safely at heights