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Landscape Construction

Certificate III Of

Non-Apprenticeship Code: AHC30916

Overview

Campus

Fairfield

Duration

full time / 2 years part time

Duration

full time / 2 years part time

Requirements

No formal entry requirements.

Next Intake

Ongoing, Midyear

Next Intake

February, July

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

Take your career to the great outdoors

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.

Practical learning and hands-on experience

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.

Play a role in shaping our environment

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.

Career Pathways

Where will this take me

This program prepares you for entry into the landscape industry as being either self-employed, sub-contracting or directly employed with a landscape contractor. You will also have the potential to develop career pathways into small business operations as well as opening new opportunities for further studies and creating contacts in the Landscaping industry or Horticulture sector
  • Community Facility Groundskeeper
  • Community Landscape Officer
  • Garden Designer
  • Groundsperson
  • Landscape Gardener
  • Landscaping Business Operator
  • Landscaping Business Owner

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 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."

Course Details

Class Schedule

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
Mon - Evening
Tue - Evening
Wed - Evening
Thu - Evening

Assessment Methods

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

Units of Study

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

Units of Study
Code Subject Elective Hours
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

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 needing to be purchased will be distributed early in the course. You 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

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Next Steps

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.