Designed as a pre-apprenticeship training program, Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate II in Landscaping is suitable for anyone wanting to gain the basic skills and knowledge to find employment in the horticulture and landscaping industry, before moving into a horticultural landscape apprenticeship. This course gives you real workplace experience in the industry.
Design your landscaping career
The Certificate II in Landscaping will give you basic knowledge and skills in a broad range of landscape sector competencies.
Skills covered include:
- plant recognition
- creating basic plant designs
- machinery and equipment operation
- installing micro-irrigation systems
- landscape construction
- building retaining walls
- installing aggregate paths
- laying paving
Industry connections and resources
Landscaping Victoria (LV) is a professional landscaping body in Victoria dedicated to promoting best practice within the landscaping industry. Melbourne Polytechnic adopts and maintains LV’s stringent industry standards.
This is a pre-apprenticeship course or a springboard for further study.
Assessment is based on your abilities to achieve unit outcomes. There is the opportunity for workplace delivery and assessment of competencies. Assessment methods include demonstration of skills, tests and assignments, folios and log books, oral activities, and third party reports. At the commencement of each unit, you will be given an outline of what is to be covered in that unit and how the unit will be assessed.
For any additional information please contact a Melbourne Polytechnic Education and Careers Advisory (ECA) on 03 9269 8400, or by email.
DepartmentHorticulture and Landscaping
VETiS program runs one day per week
You can choose as many or as few classes from those available as your personal schedule allows.
This course provides pre-apprenticeship training in Landscape Horticulture
Landscaping VET in Schools (VETiS) program
Melbourne Polytechnic now offers units from the Certificate II in Landscaping, as part of its Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Schools (VETiS) program.
The course covers a wide range of work areas within the horticulture industry.
We can help your school design the right VETiS course to suit your students’ needs. Contact the VET Landscaping course coordinator at Melbourne Polytechnic today for more information on our VETiS offerings.
Class Schedule: *
Tue - AM and PM
Wed - AM and PM
Thu - AM and PM
Fri - AM and PM
**Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Career Advisor
FeesFind out more on fees and charges
Entrance RequirementsBasic literacy and numeracy skills are required. Prospective students may contact the department to establish if this course is best suited to their needs. Students wishing to enrol in the VETiS program should contact the course coordinator for more details.
Assessment MethodsAssessment is based on the student's abilities to achieve unit outcomes. There is the opportunity for workplace delivery and assessment of competencies. Assessment methods include demonstration of skills, tests and assignments, folios and log books, oral activities, and third party reports. At the commencement of each unit, students will be given an outline of what is to be covered in that unit and how the unit will be assessed.
MaterialsA list of equipment and reference material that needs to be purchased by you will be distributed early in the course. Items will include your own safety boots (steel capped), gloves, sun hat, Hi Vis vest, good quality secateurs, sunscreen, USB flash drive, textbook and writing materials. Reference material is also available for loan in the Melbourne Polytechnic library.
Pathways to further studyGraduates may extend their training in horticulture as part of a Certificate III in Landscape Construction, Certificate III in Parks and Gardens or Certificate III in Sports Turf Management.
Career PathwaysThis course will start your career off with the right skills with further study and/or apprenticeships available in numerous aspects of the industry.
Units Of Study
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.
|AHCCHM201A||APPLY CHEMICALS UNDER SUPERVISION||30|
|AHCINF203A||MAINTAIN PROPERTIES AND STRUCTURES||30|
|AHCIRG203A||INSTALL MICRO-IRRIGATION SYSTEMS||30|
|AHCLSC201A||ASSIST WITH LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION WORK||30|
|AHCLSC202A||CONSTRUCT LOW-PROFILE TIMBER OR MODULAR RETAINING WALLS||50|
|AHCLSC203A||INSTALL AGGREGATE PATHS||20|
|AHCMOM203A||OPERATE BASIC MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT||20|
|AHCOHS201A||PARTICIPATE IN OHS PROCESSES||20|
|AHCPGD201A||PLANT TREES AND SHRUBS||20|
|AHCPGD202A||PREPARE AND MAINTAIN PLANT DISPLAYS||35|
|AHCPGD203A||PRUNE SHRUBS AND SMALL TREES||35|
|AHCSOL201A||DETERMINE BASIC PROPERTIES OF SOIL AND/OR GROWING MEDIA||20|
|AHCWRK204A||WORK EFFECTIVELY IN THE INDUSTRY||20|
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.