3 years part time
3 years part time
Working in the industry or via apprenticeship.
February, April, July, October
This is the apprenticeship version of the course. For the non-apprenticeship, please go here.
Gain new opportunities in an exciting and diverse industry with Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate III in Landscape Construction Apprenticeship. Australia has one of the largest and busiest landscaping industries in the world but is facing a shortage in skilled graduates. At Melbourne Polytechnic, our practical, hands-on approach to learning is ideal for helping you nurture skills that can put you on the path to becoming an in-demand landscaper.
You’ll get out of the classroom with a landscape construction apprenticeship course at Melbourne Polytechnic. Enjoy learning in our state-of-the-art horticulture facilities and attend course excursions, in addition to undertaking a formal apprenticeship with your employer. You’ll learn horticultural methodology and the fundamentals of garden design construction and management from experienced and engaged teachers while part of our community. You’ll also have the chance to make industry connections and participate in the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show.
Talented landscapers find themselves building creative solutions in a variety of places. Whether you’re building a retaining wall in a suburban yard or constructing an ornamental pond in one of Australia’s 600 national parks, you can play a role in designing and reshaping our private and public spaces.
"It means future to me. 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.... Studying gave me a path to go somewhere in my life."
The Certificate III in Landscape Construction (AHC30916) apprenticeship program is offered part-time and can be completed in three years. Training will take place one day per week
Assessment consists of practical application of skills, oral presentations, written assignments, tests, projects, case studies and logbooks.
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.
|AHCBUS402||COST A PROJECT||Core||50|
|AHCLSC305||CONSTRUCT STONE STRUCTURES AND FEATURES||Core||50|
|AHCPGD301||IMPLEMENT A PLANT ESTABLISHMENT PROGRAM||Core||80|
|AHCLSC302||CONSTRUCT LANDSCAPE FEATURES USING CONCRETE||Core||80|
|AHCLSC304||ERECT TIMBER STRUCTURES AND FEATURES||Core||50|
|AHCPCM302||PROVIDE INFORMATION ON PLANTS AND THEIR CULTURE||Core||70|
|AHCLSC307||IMPLEMENT A RETAINING WALL PROJECT||Core||100|
|AHCSOL303||IMPLEMENT SOIL IMPROVEMENTS FOR GARDEN AND TURF AREAS||Core||60|
|AHCLSC306||IMPLEMENT A PAVING PROJECT||Core||100|
|AHCWHS301||CONTRIBUTE TO WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY PROCESSES||Core||50|
|AHCLSC309||INSTALL WATER FEATURES||Core||60|
|AHCLSC303||CONSTRUCT BRICK AND/OR BLOCK STRUCTURES AND FEATURES||Core||100|
|AHCIRG331||INSTALL PRESSURISED IRRIGATION SYSTEMS||Core||70|
|AHCDRG301||INSTALL DRAINAGE SYSTEMS||Core||50|
|AHCLSC301||SET OUT SITE FOR CONSTRUCTION WORKS||Core||50|
|AHCMOM213||OPERATE AND MAINTAIN CHAINSAWS||Core||40|
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.
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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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Apprenticeships are coordinated via the Trade and Traineeship Support Unit (TSU) where you will provide details of your employer, who will register you with an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) provider.
The AASN will register your training contract on DELTA and you will be allocated a DELTA number. Melbourne Polytechnic will then be able to enrol you into your training program.
If you have any questions about the application procedures for an Apprenticeship, please contact the TSU.
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