Do you enjoy practical work outdoors and are interested in landscaping or the horticulture trade? Our Certificate III in Landscape Construction apprenticeship could be the right course for you.
Nurture your future career
The landscaping industry offers a diverse range of exciting career opportunities.
Our Certificate III in Landscape Construction is offered as an apprenticeship to those wanting to gain knowledge and skills in the industry.
You’ll learn both modern and traditional horticultural methodology, and the fundamentals of garden design constructions and garden management from our experienced and engaged teachers.
Industry connections and resources
Our Certificate III in Landscape Construction is delivered at state-of-the-art horticulture facilities, where you have the benefit of training on the extensive grounds as well as course excursions.
You will also have the opportunity to participate in the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show and many other practical work activities.
Australian apprentices undertaking this course may be eligible for the Commonwealth Government’s Trade Support Loan (TSL) program.
The landscaping industry offers a diverse range of exciting career opportunities. You could work as a landscape gardener, landscape business owner/operator or a community landscape officer.
Assessment consists of practical application of skills, oral presentations, written assignments, tests, projects, case studies and logbooks.
Recognition of Prior Learning
You can seek RPL where your work or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. Academic Credit is granted on a case-by-case basis, according to our Academic Credit policy and associated procedures. Applications for Academic Credit will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic academics and where appropriate, industry experts.
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
Modes of DeliveryOff-campus, Practical Work, Classroom
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 MethodsA variety of assessment methods may be used to demonstrate your competence in this qualification. 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 and 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 you will need will be distributed early in the course. All apprentices are required to attend with steel capped safety boots, safety glasses, ear muffs and an 8m measuring tape
Entrance RequirementsTo be eligible to enrol as an Australian Apprentice, you must be employed in the Landscaping or Horticulture industry and have a signed Training Agreement with your employer and with Melbourne Polytechnic
Pathways to further studyThese qualifications may lead to further study with the Certificate IV in Landscape Design 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.
|AHCBUS402||Cost a project||50|
|AHCDRG301||Install drainage systems||50|
|AHCIRG331||Install pressurised irrigation systems||70|
|AHCLSC301||Set out site for construction works||50|
|AHCLSC302||Construct landscape features using concrete||80|
|AHCLSC303||Construct brick and block structures and features||100|
|AHCLSC304||Erect timber structures and features||50|
|AHCLSC305||Construct stone structures and features||50|
|AHCLSC306||Implement a paving project||100|
|AHCLSC307||Implement a retaining wall project||100|
|AHCLSC309||Install water features||60|
|AHCPCM302||Provide information on plants and their culture||70|
|AHCPGD301||Implement a plant establishment program||80|
|AHCSOL303||Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas||60|
|AHCWHS301||Contribute to work health and safety processes||50|
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.