1 year full time / 2 years part time
1 year full time / 2 years part time
Grow your love for the horticultural trade at Melbourne Polytechnic, with our Certificate III in Parks and Gardens (Non-Apprenticeship stream). You will learn advanced technical skills and expertise in the maintenance of the flora and fauna within public parks and gardens. With 20,000 jobs generated through Parks Victoria in the past year, you’ll be qualified in an ever-growing industry. Mixing traditional techniques with contemporary eco-friendly methods, your skills will allow you to maintain and nurture botanical gardens and public parks around the country and the world.
Gain invaluable expertise from experienced trade professionals in Melbourne Polytechnic’s state-of-the-art facilities, including real-world simulations. Our qualified teachers and professionals will guide you throughout your studies in sustainable and desirable skills within the maintenance of parks and gardens. You’ll receive hands-on experience visiting some of the beautiful parks and gardens around Victoria. You’ll earn unique credibility and real experience at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show, thanks to Melbourne Polytechnic’s extensive industry connections and partnership with the Nursery and Garden Industry of Victoria.
As a fully qualified horticulturist, you’ll have extensive opportunities to work with flora and fauna across Australia. Graduates might work with local council parks and gardens, landscape maintenance companies, or engage in further study to open their own 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."
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Tue - AM and PM
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Assessment is based on your ability to achieve unit outcomes. Methods include demonstration of skills, tests and assignments, folios, oral activities, and third party reports
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.
|AHCBUS402||COST A PROJECT||Core||50|
|AHCCHM303||PREPARE AND APPLY CHEMICALS||Core||70|
|AHCIRG331||INSTALL PRESSURISED IRRIGATION SYSTEMS||Core||70|
|AHCPCM301||IMPLEMENT A PLANT NUTRITION PROGRAM||Core||60|
|AHCCHM304||TRANSPORT AND STORE CHEMICALS||Core||50|
|AHCLSC303||CONSTRUCT BRICK AND/OR BLOCK STRUCTURES AND FEATURES||Core||100|
|AHCPCM302||PROVIDE INFORMATION ON PLANTS AND THEIR CULTURE||Core||70|
|AHCMOM304||OPERATE MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT||Core||40|
|AHCLSC306||IMPLEMENT A PAVING PROJECT||Core||100|
|AHCPMG302||CONTROL PLANT PESTS, DISEASES AND DISORDERS||Core||80|
|AHCPCM303||IDENTIFY PLANT SPECIMENS||Core||80|
|AHCPGD301||IMPLEMENT A PLANT ESTABLISHMENT PROGRAM||Core||80|
|AHCPGD303||PERFORM SPECIALIST AMENITY PRUNING||Core||65|
|AHCWHS301||CONTRIBUTE TO WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY PROCESSES||Core||50|
Studying at Melbourne Polytechnic
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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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