AHC31016 Certificate III in Parks and Gardens

Course Description

Course Code and Name
AHC31016 Certificate III in Parks and Gardens

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.

Course structure
This qualification is comprised of 5 core (mandatory) units of competency and 11 elective units. Participants undertaking a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) pathway can select the most appropriate 11 units from the list below. Those undertaking the delivered course will have set electives. 

For more information on this qualification, please contact Australian Consolidated Training.



Core Units

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

Elective Units

AHCARB301 - Implement a tree maintenance program
AHCPCM304 - Report on health and condition of trees
AHCARB308 - Install cable and bracing
AHCARB309 - Implement a tree protection program
FWPFGM3213 - Fall trees manually (advanced)
AHCCHM303 - Prepare and apply chemicals
AHCCHM304 - Transport and store chemicals
AHCIRG331 - Install pressurised irrigation systems
AHCIRG332 - Operate pressurised irrigation systems
AHCIRG333 - Maintain pressurised irrigation systems
AHCIRG303 - Measure irrigation delivery system performance
AHCIRG306 - Troubleshoot 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
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
AHCPCM303 - Identify plant specimens
AHCSOL301 - Prepare growing media
AHCSOL303 - Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas
AHCTRF301 - Construct turf playing surfaces
AHCTRF302 - Establish turf
AHCTRF303 - Implement a grassed area maintenance program
AHCTRF304 - Monitor turf health
AHCTRF305 - Renovate sports turf
AHCWRK309 - Apply environmentally sustainable work practices

Recognition of Prior Learning - Enrol Anytime

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an assessment process that involves assessment of an individual's relevant prior learning (including formal, information and non-formal learning).

Australian Consolidated Training offers RPL for all accredited courses. For this qualification, four (4) years experience in a business administration role is indicative of success. For those who do not have four years experience, please contact us to discuss your options.

Please click the "Recognition of Prior Learning" button for more information.

Recognition of Prior Learning



Australian Consolidated Training offers on-the-job apprenticeships funded by User Choice Queensland. This qualification is funded by the Department of Education, Training and Employment for Queensland apprentices.

Apprenticeships are completed on-the-job with support from Australian Consolidated Training's highly experienced Trainers/Assessors. This model suits employers who do not wish to send their apprentices to block release training, and who would like to take an active role in the training of their apprentices.

This model does not suit all employers and the apprentice must have access to a qualified onsite supervisor who can mentor them and provide evidence of practical training.
Some units of competency may not be able to be taught in the workplace. In this case, some offsite training may be required.

Student Contribution Fees apply. Please refer to the "Apprenticeships" button below for more information.