The non-apprenticeship stream of our Certificate III in Landscape Construction will help build and grow your future. Take your career to the great outdoors by creating serene spaces of gardening bliss, and build your skills in the landscaping or horticulture industry.
Industry opportunities for a lifetime
The landscaping and horticulture industries offer a diverse range of career opportunities for those wanting to work in the garden design trade.
This Certificate III in Landscape Construction is offered as a non-apprenticeship stream to those wanting to enhance their knowledge and skills in the industry.
Possible career paths for the landscape industry are:
- landscape gardener
- landscape business owner/operator
- community landscape officer
Learn landscaping fundamentals with industry professionals
Our industry-qualified and experienced teachers will guide you through your studies in landscape construction.
As well as modern and traditional horticultural methodology, you will learn the fundamentals of garden design constructions and garden management.
Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate III in Landscape Construction is delivered at state-of-the-art horticulture facilities, where you will have the benefit of training on the extensive grounds as well as course excursions.
You will also participate in the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show, as well as many other practical work activities.
The Certificate III in Landscape Construction is also offered as an Apprenticeship program, where a formal training agreement must be entered between your employer and Melbourne Polytechnic.
DepartmentHorticulture and Landscaping
Note: there is the requirement to attend training during the year on the occasional Saturday and some full weekdays. You can enrol into individual units at any stage during the year if preferable
Class Schedule: *
Mon - Evening
Tue - Evening
Wed - Evening
Thu - Evening
*Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Course Advisor
Modes of Delivery
Off-campus, Practical Work, 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 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 needing to be purchased will be distributed early in the course. You are required to attend with steel capped safety boots, safety glasses, ear muffs and an 8m measuring tape
- there are no entry requirements for people wishing to enter this course as their chosen career
- if you have an existing qualification in horticulture and/or have experience working in the industry, you may not need to undertake the full program
- recognition can be given for the qualifications/experience that you have gained that is contained in the current Amenity Horticulture Training Package
Pathways to further studyThese qualifications may lead to further study with the Certificate IV in Landscape Design or other streams
Career PathwaysThis program prepares you for entry into the landscape industry as being either self-employed, sub-contracting or directly employed with a landscape contractor. You will also 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|
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 3.