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Landscaping

Certificate II Of

Code: AHC21616

Overview

Campus

Fairfield, Epping

Duration

18 weeks full time / 2 years part time

Duration

18 weeks full time / 2 years part time

Requirements

Literacy and numeracy skills.

Next Intake

Ongoing, Midyear

Next Intake

February

Cultivate your career in landscaping

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.

Grow with industry-experienced teachers

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.

Plant the seeds of your future

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.

Career Pathways

Where will this take me

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.
  • Community Facility Groundskeeper
  • Community Landscape Officer
  • Groundsperson
  • Landscape Gardener
  • Landscaping Business Operator
  • Landscaping Business Owner

Pathways

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

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"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."

Course Details

Class Schedule

VETiS (vocational education and training in schools) - one (1) day per week

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

Units of Study

The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.

Units of Study
Code Subject Elective Hours
AHCLSC204 LAY PAVING Core 30
AHCPCM201 RECOGNISE PLANTS Core 40
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
AHCPMG201 TREAT WEEDS Core 40
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

Fees & Costs

Displayed course fees are indicative only. There are many variables that impact the total amount of your full course costs including qualification for government subsidies, concessions or recognition of prior learning. Tuition fees do not include the cost of student amenities or material costs.

To find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy we recommend you contact us help you find out.

Melbourne Polytechnic offers a range of payment options to help you pay your tuition fees, so you can get on with your studies.

Fees displayed are effective for new applications received on or after 1 November 2019. Tuition fees do not include textbooks, course materials or overseas student health insurance and visa fees.

After initial deposit, international students are able to pay tuition fees in installments, four times per year.

For more detailed information please read the International Student Fees.

Tuition Fees
$1750.00 - $3850.00
$0 per year
Estimated based on eligibility
Course Fees are only estimated. Find out what subsidies apply to you by contacting us.

Materials and Amenities cost

  • 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
Materials Costs
$75.00
$
Estimated
Material Costs are only estimated.

Attend an Info Session 

Now’s the time to register for our information and enrolment sessions. We give you an in-depth look at your chosen area of study and a tour of our department facilities.

Requirements

Basic literacy and numeracy skills are required.

Next Steps

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.

Application procedure