Certificate II in Landscaping


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

Employment outcomes

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.

Local Students






Horticulture and Landscaping
03 9269 8400


Full-time: 18 weeks

Part-time: 2 years
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

Find out more on fees and charges

Assessment Methods

Assessment 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 Requirements

  • basic literacy and numeracy skills are required
  • you may contact an ECA to discuss if this course is best suited to your needs
  • if you want to enrol in the VETiS program, an ECA can put you in contact with the course coordinator for more details

Pathways to further study

As 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 Pathways

This course will start your career off with the right skills with further study and/or apprenticeships available in numerous aspects of the industry

Enrolment Intake

  • Ongoing
  • February

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.

Code Subjects Hours
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
AHCLSC204 Lay paving 30
AHCMOM203 Operate basic machinery and equipment 20
AHCPCM201 Recognise plants 40
AHCPGD201 Plant trees and shrubs 20
AHCPMG201 Treat weeds 40
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

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Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.