AHC31016 – Certificate III in Parks and Gardens

Course Code and Name:
AHC31016 – Certificate III in Parks and Gardens

Qualification Description:
This qualification provides a vocational outcome in parks and gardens. The parks and gardens industry expects this qualification to be achieved to meet job outcomes at this level.
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:
    • 5 core units plus
    • 11 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:

  • Select 7 units from the list below
  • 4 units aligned to AQF levels 2, 3 or 4 may be selected from this list or any other endorsed Training Package or Accredited Course
  • Selected units must be relevant to job outcomes in parks and gardens and must be chosen to ensure the integrity of the qualification outcome at AQF level 3.

Core Units:

Core Units of Competency
AHCPCM301 Implement a plant nutrition program
AHCPCM302 Provide information on plants and their culture
AHCPMG301 Control weeds
AHCPMG302 Control plant pests, diseases and disorders
AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes


Units of Competency
AHCARB301 Implement a tree maintenance program
AHCARB308 Install cable and bracing
AHCARB309 Implement a tree protection program
AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals
AHCCHM307 Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases
AHCIRG337 Measure irrigation delivery system performance
AHCIRG338 Troubleshoot irrigation systems
AHCIRG345 Install pressurised irrigation systems
AHCIRG346 Operate pressurised irrigation systems
AHCIRG347 Maintain pressurised irrigation systems
AHCLSC301 Set out site for construction works
AHCLSC302 Construct landscape features using concrete
AHCLSC303 Construct brick and or block structures and features
AHCLSC304 Erect timber structures and features
AHCLSC305 Construct stone structures and features
AHCLSC306 Implement a paving project
AHCLSC307 Implement a retaining wall project
AHCLSC308 Install metal structures and features
AHCLSC309 Install water features
AHCLSC310 Implement a tree transplanting program
AHCMOM304 Operate machinery and equipment
AHCNAR301 Maintain natural areas
AHCNAR303 Implement revegetation works
AHCPCM303 Identify plant specimens
AHCPCM304 Report on health and condition of trees
AHCPGD301 Implement a plant establishment program
AHCPGD302 Plan and maintain plant displays
AHCPGD303 Perform specialist amenity pruning
AHCPGD304 Implement a landscape maintenance program
AHCPGD305 Conduct operational inspection of park facilities
AHCPGD306 Implement a maintenance program for an aquatic environment
AHCSOL304 Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas
AHCSOL305 Prepare growing media
AHCTRF307 Construct turf playing surfaces
AHCTRF308 Establish turf
AHCTRF309 Implement a grassed area maintenance program
AHCTRF310 Monitor turf health
AHCTRF311 Renovate sports turf
AHCWRK309 Apply environmentally sustainable work practices
FWPFGM3213 Fall trees manually (advanced)