18 weeks full time / 2 years part time
18 weeks full time / 2 years part time
Ongoing, February, July, Midyear
Parks and gardens staff are responsible for creating and maintaining public green spaces so that they can be enjoyed by everyone. Garden maintenance is an industry with strong growth, with a predicted 56,000 job openings in the next five years. Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate II in Parks and Gardens will develop your skills in planning, design and development of public parks for the wider community, large private parks and public gardens, with a focus on environment and sustainable work practices.
You’ll learn a wide range of skills to help you design and maintain gardens, including plant identification and health, soil analysis, pruning, irrigation and pests and diseases. You’ll be taught by industry-experienced teachers on campus in our state-of-the-art facilities and also out and about, while visiting some of Victoria’s most popular botanical gardens and state parks. Melbourne Polytechnic’s Parks and Garden students have the opportunity to work directly with the Nursery and Garden Industry Victoria, the peak industry body for the state’s horticultural industry. We also offer real-world opportunities through engaging with industry events, including the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show, with our students frequently leaving with awards.
The Certification II in Parks and Gardens is a pre-apprenticeship course, offering basic horticultural skills and knowledge as a solid base for an apprenticeship or employment. You may find employment as a groundskeeper, a private residence gardener or a community parks and gardens horticulturist.
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VETiS (vocational education and training in schools) - one (1) day per week. Wednesday, 9:00am-4:00pm
Wed - AM and PM
Demonstrations, questioning, assignments and a folio
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.
|AHCIRG217||ASSIST WITH PRESSURISED IRRIGATION OPERATIONS||Core||40|
|AHCLSC201||ASSIST WITH LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION WORK||Core||30|
|AHCMOM203||OPERATE BASIC MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT||Core||20|
|AHCPMG202||TREAT PLANT PESTS, DISEASES AND DISORDERS||Core||30|
|AHCTRF204||SUPPORT TURF ESTABLISHMENT||Core||40|
|AHCSOL202||ASSIST WITH SOIL OR GROWING MEDIA SAMPLING AND TESTING||Core||30|
|AHCCHM201||APPLY CHEMICALS UNDER SUPERVISION||Core||30|
|AHCLSC202||CONSTRUCT LOW-PROFILE TIMBER OR MODULAR RETAINING WALLS||Core||50|
|AHCLSC203||INSTALL AGGREGATE PATHS||Core||20|
|AHCTRF202||PREPARE TURF SURFACES FOR PLAY||Core||40|
|AHCWHS201||PARTICIPATE IN WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY PROCESSES||Core||20|
|AHCPGD201||PLANT TREES AND SHRUBS||Core||20|
Studying at Melbourne Polytechnic
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Our Student Life at Melbourne Polytechnic (SLAM) team run the fun stuff on campus: things like movie nights, bake sales, cook-offs, career expos, spring markets, and much more.Student Life at Melbourne Polytechnic
Melbourne Polytechnic has a large range of specialist training facilities in health and community, construction, hospitality, education and more.Specialist training facilities
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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.
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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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