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3 years part time
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Gain new opportunities in an exciting and diverse industry with Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate III in Landscape Construction AHC30921 - 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.
The program prepares apprentices already employed in the landscape industry for further career pathways.
These qualifications may lead to further study at a certificate IV, diploma, or bachelor level.
Each course has a dedicated learning method that is designed to let you thrive in your studies.
On-campus / Virtual classroom
A blend of both face-to-face and virtual learning with scheduled classes taking place on-campus and in virtual classrooms. Visit the How You'll Study page for more information.
The Certificate III in Landscape Construction (AHC30921) 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.
|Cost a project
|Install drainage systems
|Install pressurised irrigation systems
|Set out site for construction works
|Construct brick and block structures and features
|Construct stone structures and features, and install stone cladding
|Implement a paving project
|Construct landscape features using concrete
|Erect timber structures and features
|Implement a retaining wall project
|Install water features
|Operate land-forming machinery and equipment
|Provide information on plants and their culture
|Implement a plant establishment program
|Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas
|Contribute to work health and safety processes
Attend an Information Session
|Government subsidised fee
|Maximum annual amenities
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 1st of November. 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.
The fees for those ineligible for a government-funded enrolment.
The cost of tuition for those eligible for government funding.
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:
The following groups are eligible for concession fees from Certificate I to Advanced Diploma level:
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:
Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counselling services, student support, and recreational activities.
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.
Nationally Recognised Training This course is government accredited and has national recognition.
Local student means; you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident, a New Zealand citizen or a permanent humanitarian visa holder.