18 weeks full time / 2 years part time
18 weeks full time / 2 years part time
Literacy and numeracy skills.
If you’re passionate about horticulture, plants and gardening, then Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate II in Landscaping is the perfect fit for you. Landscapers shape and reimagine urban and residential spaces, and Australia is one of the landscaping capitals of the world, with the industry generating more than $6 billion a year. Designed as a pre-apprenticeship program, this course will teach you valuable skills and industry knowledge to launch you into an exciting horticultural landscape apprenticeship and career.
The Certificate II in Landscaping is taught by qualified, industry-based teachers and will provide you with the knowledge you need to enter the industry. Melbourne Polytechnic have designed the course in line with Landscaping Victoria, a professional body promoting best practice and industry standards. Our experienced staff will teach you the wide range of skills required for landscaping, from plant recognition and creating plants designs to building retaining walls and laying paving.
This course is designed as a springboard into an industry apprenticeship. You will graduate with a broad range of skills across the landscaping sector, preparing you for both your apprenticeship and future career. You might work for a landscaping company, a city council or a government parks and gardens body. Many landscapers are self-employed, so you could be your own boss, designing and creating gardens for clients in real estate, hospitality, commercial businesses or domestic homes.
"It means future to me now. All I was doing before this was working in small jobs, or jobs that aren't going to get me far in life, so studying is a huge deal to me. It got me where I am now.... And it actually, studying gave me a path to go somewhere in my life."
VETiS (vocational education and training in schools) - one (1) day per week
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
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.
|AHCSOL202||ASSIST WITH SOIL OR GROWING MEDIA SAMPLING AND TESTING||Core||30|
|AHCLSC201||ASSIST WITH LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION WORK||Core||30|
|AHCPGD201||PLANT TREES AND SHRUBS||Core||20|
|AHCIRG217||ASSIST WITH PRESSURISED IRRIGATION OPERATIONS||Core||40|
|AHCWHS201||PARTICIPATE IN WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY PROCESSES||Core||20|
|AHCTRF204||SUPPORT TURF ESTABLISHMENT||Core||40|
|AHCTRF202||PREPARE TURF SURFACES FOR PLAY||Core||40|
|AHCCHM201||APPLY CHEMICALS UNDER SUPERVISION||Core||30|
|AHCLSC202||CONSTRUCT LOW-PROFILE TIMBER OR MODULAR RETAINING WALLS||Core||50|
|AHCPMG202||TREAT PLANT PESTS, DISEASES AND DISORDERS||Core||30|
|AHCMOM203||OPERATE BASIC MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT||Core||20|
|AHCLSC203||INSTALL AGGREGATE PATHS||Core||20|
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After initial deposit, international students are able to pay tuition fees in installments, four times per year.
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We're really excited for you to join the Melbourne Polytechnic community and we look forward to supporting you on your education journey.
The first step to enrolling is completing the application short form. You'll then receive a link to complete a few more personal details.
It is a mandatory government requirement for all prospective students to complete an online literacy and numeracy assessment. Once you are ready to enrol, you will be invited to attend of our Skills and Job Centres, or come to campus to complete your enrolment in person.
For certificate-level courses, you can pay by weekly or fortnightly direct debit using our Tuition Payment Plan. Read more about TPPs here.
If you need assistance with your application and the next steps, you can contact one of our Education and Course Advisors on 03 9269 8400 or follow a step-by-step guide to enrolling for vocational education local students.
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