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Landscape Construction

Certificate III in

Apprenticeship Code: AHC30916

Overview

Campus

Fairfield

Duration

3 years part time

Duration

3 years part time

Requirements

Working in the industry or via apprenticeship.

Next Intake

February, April, July, October

Next Intake

February

This is the apprenticeship version of the course. For the non-apprenticeship, please go here.

Build skills for a diverse career

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.

Work outdoors in a practical learning environment

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.

Help create an exciting future

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.

Career Pathways

Where will this take me

The program prepares apprentices already employed in the landscape industry for further career pathways.
  • Garden Designer
  • Groundsperson
  • Landscape Gardener
  • Landscaping Business Owner
  • Landscaping Business Operator
  • Community Landscape Officer
  • Community Facility Groundskeeper

Pathways

These qualifications may lead to further study with the 22331VIC Certificate IV in Landscape Design or other streams

Akolda Bil

"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."

Course Details

How you learn

  • Off-campus
  • Practical Work
  • Classroom

Class Schedule

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 Methods

Assessment consists of practical application of skills, oral presentations, written assignments, tests, projects, case studies and logbooks.

Units of Study

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

Code Subject Elective Hours
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

Recognition of Prior Learning

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.

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
$4700.00 - $9950.00
Estimated based on eligibility
Course Fees are only estimated. Find out what subsidies apply to you by contacting us.

Materials and Amenities cost

List of safety equipment and books that you will need will be distributed early in the course. All apprentices are required to attend with steel capped safety boots, safety glasses, ear muffs and an 8m measuring tape
Materials Costs
$55.00
$
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

To be eligible to enrol as an Australian Apprentice, you must be employed in the Landscaping or Horticulture industry and have a signed Training Agreement with your employer and with Melbourne Polytechnic

Next Steps

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.

Application procedure

Recognising Organisations

National