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Certificate III in Landscape Construction

Apprenticeship

Code: AHC30916

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Overview

Campus

Fairfield

Duration

3 years part time

Next Intake

February, April, July, October

Next Intake

February, April, July, October

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

Gain your Certificate III in Landscape Construction AHC30916 and build skills for a diverse career

Gain new opportunities in an exciting and diverse industry with Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate III in Landscape Construction AHC30916 - 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 with a Certificate III in Landscape Construction AHC30916

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 Facility Groundskeeper
  • Community Landscape Officer

Study Pathways

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

Course Details

Delivery methods

  • 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 Elective 50
AHCDRG301 INSTALL DRAINAGE SYSTEMS Core 50
AHCIRG331 INSTALL PRESSURISED IRRIGATION SYSTEMS Elective 70
AHCLSC301 SET OUT SITE FOR CONSTRUCTION WORKS Core 50
AHCLSC302 CONSTRUCT LANDSCAPE FEATURES USING CONCRETE Core 80
AHCLSC303 Construct brick and block structures and features Core 100
AHCLSC304 ERECT TIMBER STRUCTURES AND FEATURES Core 50
AHCLSC305 CONSTRUCT STONE STRUCTURES AND FEATURES Core 50
AHCLSC306 IMPLEMENT A PAVING PROJECT Core 100
AHCLSC307 IMPLEMENT A RETAINING WALL PROJECT Core 100
AHCLSC309 INSTALL WATER FEATURES Elective 60
AHCPCM302 Provide information on plants and their culture Core 70
AHCPGD301 IMPLEMENT A PLANT ESTABLISHMENT PROGRAM Core 80
AHCSOL303 Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas Core 60
AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes Core 50

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Our information sessions will give you an in-depth look at your chosen area of study and answer your questions about your course.

Fees & Costs

Tuition Fees
Concession Government subsidised fee Non-subsidised fee
Tuition fee $1050 $5250 $15300
Materials fee $55 $55 $55
Maximum annual amenities $175 $250 $250
Total payable $1280 $5555 $15605
Per year $
Per semester $

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

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.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Contact us to find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy.

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 2021. 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.

Fees explained

The fees for those ineligible for a government-funded enrolment. 

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The cost of tuition for those eligible for government funding.

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Concession fees are charged at 20 per cent of the standard fees for enrolments in Certificate I to IV courses. To be eligible students must meet Skills First eligibility criteria and present a valid:

  • Commonwealth Health Care card, or
  • Pensioner Concession card, or
  • Any dependent spouse or dependent child of one of the above cardholders, or
  • Veterans Gold card.

The following groups are eligible for concession fees from Certificate I to Advanced Diploma level:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
  • Asylum Seekers and victims of human trafficking

Additional expenses

The Student Services and Amenities Fee is charged at forty cents (40 cents) per student contact hour and is capped over a twelve (12) month period, effective from the enrolment date, to:

  • $250 for full fee-paying students; and
  • $175 for concession-paying students studying Certificate I, II, III, or IV.

Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counselling services, student support, and recreational activities.

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

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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 with EPSILON and you will be allocated an EPSILON 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

Nationally Recognised Training

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