Designed as a pre-apprenticeship training program, our Certificate II in Landscaping is ideal for anyone wanting to gain basic skills and knowledge to find employment in the industry, before moving into a horticultural landscape apprenticeship.
Design your landscaping career
The Certificate II in Landscaping will provide you with skills in a broad range of landscape sector competencies.
Industry connections and resources
LV – Landscaping Victoria – is a professional landscaping body dedicated to promoting best practice within the landscaping industry – we adopt and maintain LV’s stringent industry standards.
Skills you will learn
- plant recognition
- creating basic plant designs
- machinery and equipment operation
- installing micro-irrigation systems
- landscape construction
- building retaining walls
- installing aggregate paths
- laying paving
This is a pre-apprenticeship course or a springboard for further study.
Assessment is based on your ability 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.
DepartmentHorticulture and Landscaping
VETiS (vocational education and training in schools) - one (1) day per week
Class Schedule: *
Full-time classes are scheduled during the week, daily from 9.00am to 4.00pm
*Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Course Advisor (ECA)
Modes of Delivery
Practical Work, Blended online, Classroom
Enquire now to find out if you are eligible for government funding and other forms of help paying for fees. The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. All enrolments excluding RPL/RCC and Higher Education incur an annual Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250
Assessment MethodsAssessment is based on the your ability to achieve unit outcomes. There is the opportunity for workplace delivery and assessment of competencies and methods include demonstration of skills, tests and assignments, folios and log books, oral activities, and third party reports
- a list of equipment and reference materials 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 library
Entrance RequirementsBasic literacy and numeracy skills are required.
Pathways to further studyAs a graduate, you may extend your 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.
|AHCCHM201||APPLY CHEMICALS UNDER SUPERVISION||30|
|AHCIRG217||ASSIST WITH PRESSURISED IRRIGATION OPERATIONS||40|
|AHCLSC201||ASSIST WITH LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION WORK||30|
|AHCLSC202||LOW-PROFILE TIMBER OR MODULAR RETAINING WALLS||50|
|AHCLSC203||INSTALL AGGREGATE PATHS||20|
|AHCMOM203||OPERATE BASIC MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT||20|
|AHCPGD201||PLANT TREES AND SHRUBS||20|
|AHCPMG202||TREAT PLANT PESTS, DISEASES AND DISORDERS||30|
|AHCSOL202||ASSIST WITH SOIL OR GROWING MEDIA SAMPLING AND TESTING||30|
|AHCTRF202||PREPARE TURF SURFACES FOR PLAY||40|
|AHCTRF204||SUPPORT TURF ESTABLISHMENT||40|
|AHCWHS201||PARTICIPATE IN WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY PROCESSES||20|
You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.
This qualification aligns with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 2.