Certificate III In Landscape Construction

Certificate III in Landscape Construction

Course Code
:
AHC30916
Department
:
Food & Fibre
Study Area(s)
:
Apprenticeship, Horticulture
Campus
:
BROADMEADOWS
Course Length
:
Full-time(4 years)

Start Date(s): We offer rolling enrolments. Enrol at any time.
End Date(s): We offer rolling enrolments. Enrol at any time.
Days and Time: To be confirmed with course adviser

Course Overview

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, we have adapted our course delivery to now encompass a combination of remote and flexible delivery methods. This includes easy to navigate online tutorials, video conferencing (classroom simulation) as well as face-to-face practical assessments and work placements – where safe and practical to implement. Therefore, you will require access to the internet and a computer to undertake this course. Our flexible model allows you to continue to study in a safe, guided and fully supported manner with continued access to all learning, personal and wellbeing supports. You will be advised by your facilitator on a case by case basis in relation to practical and work placement assessments, as some flexibility will be required during this challenging time.

This course provides the necessary knowledge and skills to build a successful career in the landscape sector. Your training will focus on practical skills  the following areas:

  • Paving techniques
  • Landscape Maintenance programs 
  • Introduction to project costings
  • Construction of retaining walls and drainage
  • Construction of landscape features
  • Stonework
  • Plant information, turf establishment and soil characteristics
  • Maintaining landscapes

At Kangan Institute we provide students with the opportunity to experience a simulated work place in our own learning facility for horticulture, landscaping and parks and gardens. Our teachers have a broad range of industry skills and knowledge that they bring to the classroom environment ensuring that students have relevant and current understanding of industry practices.

Our course delivery features a combination of on-campus and remote (online) learning. This flexibility allows our students to continue to study in a safe, guided and supported manner.

If you are enrolling in this course as part of an apprenticeship, you must have employment in the relevant industry before commencing the course.

Click here for course modules

Core

Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
AHCDRG301Install drainage systems (AHCDRG301)50
AHCLSC301Set out site for construction works (AHCLSC301)50
AHCLSC302Construct landscape features using concrete (AHCLSC302)80
AHCLSC303Construct brick and block structures and features (AHCLSC303)100
AHCLSC305Construct stone structures and features (AHCLSC305)50
AHCLSC306Implement a paving project (AHCLSC306)100
AHCLSC307Implement a retaining wall project (AHCLSC307)100
AHCPCM302Provide information on plants and their culture (AHCPCM302)70
AHCPGD301Implement a plant establishment program (AHCPGD301)80
AHCSOL303Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas (AHCSOL303)60
AHCWHS301Contribute to work health and safety processes (AHCWHS301)50

Elective

Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
AHCTRF308Establish turf (AHCTRF308)60
AHCBUS407Cost a project (AHCBUS407)50
AHCLSC304Erect timber structures and features (AHCLSC304)60
AHCMOM304Operate machinery and equipment (AHCMOM304)40

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge required by the course. Assessment may include written, oral or practical assessment methods. You will know in advance about the type of assessment and how it will operate. There is the opportunity for reassessment and appeal and you will be given this information. Will include work placement.

We use a online Learning Platform to communicate to students, distribute learning materials and assessment. Your assessments will be required to be submitted using our online platform, hence we highly recommend that all students undertaking the course have a suitable internet connection, have access to a portable device ie laptop to be able to access classes, class and learning materials and upload assessments

For course information, please call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or fill our enquiry form.

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For information on disability support at Kangan Institute, click here.

Some or all of this training is provided with State or Federal Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!

To you check your eligibility click here.

Free TAFE and JobTrainer courses only: Students eligible for Free TAFE receive the tuition rate free. Students eligible for JobTrainer pay 20% of the tuition. Materials, consumables and student services fees are payable by all students and do not receive a JobTrainer discount, however concession rates for student services fees are available for concession card holders, apprentices, trainees and 100% off campus delivery courses. Please note that these tuition rates only apply to courses offered under the Free TAFE or JobTrainer schemes.

The fees listed below relate to 2022 courses and are indicative pricing only as total costs vary depending on the units you elect to study.

Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

Payment plans are available. Click here to find out more.
Course availability is subject to enrolment numbers.

Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee (table 1), any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2).

Table 1

Enrolment type
 
 
 
Government Subsidised
Indicative total tuition fee#
 
Concession
Indicative total tuition fee#
Check your eligibility
Full Fee
Indicative total tuition fee#
 
Non-Apprentice
$359.70
$105.40
$15194.60
Apprentice/Trainee
$828.40
$105.40
$15194.60

Table 2

Average course
material fees*

$0.00

Average course
consumable fees*
$0.00

# The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
* Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student.

Click here to view maximum tuition fees. We strongly urge you to contact us for a more exact calculation of your fees. Additional fees may apply such as the Student Support Fee. 

Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee and non-tuition fees (table 1) and any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2).

Exemptions

The following fee categories are exempt from the SSF -
ASH: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Concession
ASZ: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Non-concession
X: Community-based Orders/Judy Lazarus Transition Centre
OZ: International Student
M: Prisoner
YTC: Young People Transitioning From Care – Concession
YTN: Young People Transitioning From Care - No Concession
Short courses

student contact hours

Total hours^ Indicative hours* Government Subsidised $/SCH Indigenous Concession $/SCH Full fee $/SCH
1090 1090 $0.33 $0.10 $13.94

^This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the total duration of the course. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student.

*This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the calendar year of 2022. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student. If you have to undertake training as part of Skills Recognition, your tuition fees are charged according to the applicable rate per Student Contact Hour depending on your eligibility for government subsidised, concession or full fees.

For more information about our fees structure, click here.

What costs and other fees should I expect?

Contact the Contact Centre on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or enquiries@kangan.edu.au for a fee schedule. There may be extra costs for reference books, protective clothing or specialised materials.

Can I apply?

You must be at least 15 years old at the time of application and have satisfactory literacy and numeracy skills. You must be physically fit and be prepared to work in an outdoor environment. All applicants must have an appropriately signed apprentice agreement (Contract of Training) and be employed.

If you are enrolling in this course as part of an apprenticeship, you must have employment in the relevant industry before commencing the course.

Where and how can I study?

A range of flexible delivery and assessment options are in place, incorporating classroom workshops and workplace delivery.  

Our course delivery features a combination of on-campus and remote (online) learning. This flexibility allows our students to continue to study in a safe, guided and supported manner.

What employment opportunities will I have?

There is a continuous demand for apprentices and tradespeople in this industry and graduates of this course will have a wide range of employment opportunities.

This course may lead to employment as a:

Landscape gardener

Landscaper

If you are enrolling in this course as part of an apprenticeship, you must have employment in the relevant industry before commencing the course.

What skills will I have when I complete this course?

Graduates of this course will gain skills and knowledge in a variety of landscape construction areas. This will include, but not limited to:

  • Paving techniques
  • Landscape Maintenance programs 
  • Introduction to project costings
  • Construction of retaining walls and drainage
  • Construction of landscape features
  • Stonework
  • Plant information, turf establishment and soil characteristics
  • Maintaining landscapes

What qualifications will I receive?

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded the Certificate III in Landscape Construction (AHC30916). As part of the Australian Qualifications Framework this program is nationally recognised.

What opportunities for further studies will I have?

This course may lead to higher level studies in the Diploma of Horticulture (AHC50416) also Kangan Institute offers a Certificate IV Building and Construction (CPC40110( as well as a Diploma in Building and Construction (CPC 50210)

How do I apply?

For apprenticeships (on campus or on site) - You can register your intention to enrol through a registered Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) provider in conjunction with your employer. The AASN will contact the Food and Fibre team with an RTO notification form, then the Food and Fibre team will contact the apprentice and employer. 

For non-apprentices, click the 'Apply Now' button. 

How will I be selected for this course?

Apprentices will need to show proof of their apprenticeship registration numbers at enrolment. You will have to complete a pre-enrolment comprehension, literacy and numeracy test.