AHC31016 – Certificate III in Parks and Gardens
What is the course about?
This qualification/course is part of the Horticulture Training Package, Parks and Gardens stream, and provides training for employment as a parks and gardens tradesperson. Often these people are involved in planting of private and public gardens, parks and streetscapes. Maintaining health of parks and gardens, pruning and shaping plants, construction of garden beds and planted areas.
What is it going to do for me?
This qualification will expand your knowledge and skills and hence your employability in this field. You will be able to:
- monitoring plant health
- operating and maintaining specialised and advance machinery
- establishing and maintaining planted areas
- providing information on plants, products and treatments
- installing and operating irrigation systems
- erecting horticultural structures
- controlling weeds, pests and disease
How long is it going to take?
The course length is 36 months (3years). But this can be shortened depending on your current skills which can go towards recognition of prior learning (RPL).
How is the qualification delivered?
If you are currently employed in Horticulture, training can be delivered through a “Traineeship”. The trainers come to your workplace & use your practical work experience combined with the bookwork to help you achieve your certificate.
If you are currently not employed in Horticulture, ARO can still help you. Please contact us to discuss your options.
What does the course contain?
- Completion of sixteen (16) units made up of ten (10) core units and six (6) elective units.
- A minimum of three (3) units must come from the elective unit list
- A maximum of three (3) units may be selected from units aligned to Certificates II, III or IV in AHC10 or from any other currently endorsed training package or accredited course. Selected units must be relevant to job outcomes in the parks and gardens industry.
|AHCARB302||Conduct tree inspections|
|AHCOHS301||Contribute to OHS processes|
|AHCPGD305||Conduct operational inspection of park facilities|
|AHCPMG302||Control plant pests, diseases and disorders|
|AHCSOL301||Prepare growing media|
|AHCSOL302||Construct a soil profile|
|AHCPCM301||Implement a plant nutrition program|
|AHCWRK313||Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices|
|AHCCHM303||Prepare and apply chemicals|
|AHCCHM304||Transport, handle and store chemicals|
|AHCIRG302||Install irrigation systems|
|AHCIRG305||Operate pressurised irrigation systems|
|AHCIRG306||Troubleshoot irrigation systems|
|AHCMOM304||Operate machinery and equipment|
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ARO is a registered training organisation #40056.
I have used ARO Educational Services for the last 3 years and from a small business owner I can only say how professional, helpful and patient they have been is assisting with training our staff over this time.Andrew Frazer, Frazer Gardens and Landscapes
Over 11 years experience with ARO from apprenticeship to Advanced Diploma. They gave all possible guidance & help. Their trainers were always readily accessible and the course was made to fit around my work. My study with ARO has been invaluable to my career.Barri Thomas, Hillside Herbs