Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate III in Landscape Construction apprenticeship digs deep to forge your career path in the landscaping or horticulture trade. Take your career to the great outdoors by creating beautiful serene spaces of gardening bliss.
Grow your knowledge and skills
The landscaping industry offers a diverse range of career opportunities for those wanting to work in the garden design trade.
Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate III in Landscape Construction is offered as an apprenticeship to those wanting to gain knowledge and skills in the industry.
Possible career paths for the Landscape industry are:
- landscape gardener
- landscape business owner/operator
- community landscape officer
Melbourne Polytechnic nurturing your future
Melbourne Polytechnic’s industry-qualified and experienced teachers will guide you through your apprenticeship in Landscape construction.
As well as modern and traditional horticultural methodology, you will learn the fundamentals of garden design constructions and garden management.
The Certificate III in Landscape Construction is delivered at state-of-the-art horticulture facilities, where students have the benefit of training on the extensive grounds as well as course excursions.
Students will also participate in the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show, and many other practical work activities.
Trade Support Loan (TSL) program
Australian apprentices undertaking this course may be eligible for the Commonwealth Government’s Trade Support Loan (TSL) program.
DepartmentHorticulture and Landscaping
The Certificate III in Landscape Construction apprenticeship program is offered part-time and can be completed in three years. Training will take place one day per week.
Class Schedule: *
Mon - AM and PM
Tue - AM and PM
Wed - AM and PM
Thu - 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 RequirementsTo be eligible to enrol as an Australian Apprentice, participants must be employed in the Landscaping or Horticulture industry and have a signed Training Agreement with their employer and Melbourne Polytechnic.
Assessment MethodsA variety of assessment methods may be used to demonstrate the student's competence. At the commencement of each unit, you will be given an outline of what is to be covered and how the unit will be assessed. Assessment methods may include practical application and demonstration of skills, oral presentations, written assignments, tests and projects, work based projects, case studies, and log books.
MaterialsList of safety equipment and books that need to be purchased by students will be distributed to students early in the course. All apprentices are required to attend with steel capped safety boots, safety glasses, ear muffs and an 8m measuring tape.
Pathways to further studyThese qualifications may lead to further study with the Certificate IV in Landscape Design or other streams, or into the Diploma of Applied Horticultural Science or other streams.
Career PathwaysThe program prepares apprentices already employed in the landscape industry for further career pathways, including self-employment, sub-contracting or being directly employed with a landscape contractor. Once completed, apprentices have the potential to develop career pathways into small business operations as well as opening new opportunities for further studies and creating contacts in the Landscaping industry or Horticulture sector.
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.
|AHCARB205A||OPERATE AND MAINTAIN CHAINSAWS||40|
|AHCBUS402A||COST A PROJECT||50|
|AHCDRG301A||INSTALL DRAINAGE SYSTEMS||50|
|AHCLSC301A||SET OUT SITE FOR CONSTRUCTION WORK||50|
|AHCLSC302A||CONSTRUCT LANDSCAPE FEATURES USING CONCRETE||80|
|AHCLSC303A||CONSTRUCT BRICK AND/OR BLOCK STRUCTURES AND FEATURES||100|
|AHCLSC304A||ERECT TIMBER STRUCTURES AND FEATURES||60|
|AHCLSC305A||CONSTRUCT STONE STRUCTURES AND FEATURES||50|
|AHCLSC306A||IMPLEMENT A PAVING PROJECT||100|
|AHCLSC307A||IMPLEMENT A RETAINING WALL PROJECT||100|
|AHCLSC309A||INSTALL WATER FEATURES||60|
|AHCOHS301A||CONTRIBUTE TO O.H.S. PROCESSES||50|
|AHCPCM302A||PROVIDE INFORMATION ON PLANTS AND THEIR CULTURE||70|
|AHCPGD301A||IMPLEMENT A PLANT ESTABLISHMENT PROGRAM||80|
|AHCPGD304A||IMPLEMENT A LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE PROGRAM||100|
|AHCSOL302A||CONSTRUCT A SOIL PROFILE||80|
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.