full time / 2 years part time
full time / 2 years part time
No formal entry requirements.
This is the non-apprenticeship version of the course. For the apprenticeship, please go here.
Learn the skills and knowledge to embark on your dream of creating outdoor spaces. At Melbourne Polytechnic, our non-apprenticeship stream of the Certificate III in Landscape Construction combines traditional learning with hands-on, outdoor training to nurture your talents. Landscape construction involves putting a landscape design into reality, from paper to the environment, and requires skills from irrigation to concreting. This qualification will prepare you for a career outdoors in the fast-growing garden design and construction industry.
Hone your skills in landscaping and horticulture by joining our community, where you’ll benefit from industry-experienced teachers and get your hands dirty in our state-of-the-art horticulture facilities. You’ll learn modern and traditional horticultural methodology and the fundamentals of garden design construction and garden management. Melbourne Polytechnic students have the opportunity to connect with industry figures through course excursions and the opportunity to participate in the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show.
Landscapers play an essential role in designing and renewing our cities and parks. You might help manage some of the 28 million hectares of Australian parkland, create greener inclusive urban spaces for city councils or run your own landscaping business.
"It means future to me now. 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.... And it actually, studying gave me a path to go somewhere in my life."
Note: there is the requirement to attend training during the year on the occasional Saturday and some full weekdays. You can enrol into individual units at any stage during the year if preferable
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Tue - Evening
Wed - Evening
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A variety of assessment methods may be used to demonstrate your competence in this qualification. At the commencement of each unit you will be given an outline of what is to be covered, and how the unit will be assessed and methods may include practical application and demonstration of skills, oral presentations, written assignments, tests and projects, work based projects, case studies, and log books
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.
|AHCIRG331||INSTALL PRESSURISED IRRIGATION SYSTEMS||Core||70|
|AHCWHS301||CONTRIBUTE TO WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY PROCESSES||Core||50|
|AHCLSC305||CONSTRUCT STONE STRUCTURES AND FEATURES||Core||50|
|AHCLSC309||INSTALL WATER FEATURES||Core||60|
|AHCLSC301||SET OUT SITE FOR CONSTRUCTION WORKS||Core||50|
|AHCPCM302||PROVIDE INFORMATION ON PLANTS AND THEIR CULTURE||Core||70|
|AHCLSC306||IMPLEMENT A PAVING PROJECT||Core||100|
|AHCBUS402||COST A PROJECT||Core||50|
|AHCLSC303||CONSTRUCT BRICK AND/OR BLOCK STRUCTURES AND FEATURES||Core||100|
|AHCPGD301||IMPLEMENT A PLANT ESTABLISHMENT PROGRAM||Core||80|
|AHCLSC304||ERECT TIMBER STRUCTURES AND FEATURES||Core||50|
|AHCDRG301||INSTALL DRAINAGE SYSTEMS||Core||50|
|AHCSOL303||IMPLEMENT SOIL IMPROVEMENTS FOR GARDEN AND TURF AREAS||Core||60|
|AHCLSC302||CONSTRUCT LANDSCAPE FEATURES USING CONCRETE||Core||80|
|AHCLSC307||IMPLEMENT A RETAINING WALL PROJECT||Core||100|
|AHCMOM213||OPERATE AND MAINTAIN CHAINSAWS||Core||40|
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
One of the most common misconceptions about scholarships is that you have to be 'top in your class' to apply. Melbourne Polytechnic scholarships are awarded on a range of criteria such as merit, your area of study and personal circumstances.Scholarships
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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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We're really excited for you to join the Melbourne Polytechnic community and we look forward to supporting you on your education journey.
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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