AHC30916

Certificate III in Landscape Construction

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Fast Facts

Become a Construction Landscaper.

Are you ready to get Trade qualified?
Love the outdoors as much as we do?
Is it time to start your own landscaping business?

Get your hands dirty in this landscape construction course! Gain the practical skills to work as a structural landscaper in the commercial and residential construction industries.

In this course you will learn how to build retaining walls, construct brick, block and concrete structures, make plant selection and design landscapes. You’ll get the fundamentals in soil structure, garden prep and structuring a site for construction works.

Why Bother?

  • Nationally Recognised Qualification
  • Trade-qualified Trainers who know their stuff
  • Hands-on experience in a practical environment
  • We come to you – no more classroom training!
  • Flexible study options available – earn while you learn*

Job Prospects

Landscape Gardner
Structural Landscaper

Study Mode

Blended delivery (on-site and off-site) with workplace learning and workbooks provided for any learning completed off-site.

Next Intake

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Subjects

15

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I had an excellent trainer who helped me develop my landscaping skills and gave me the confidence to gain a full time apprenticeship!

Student Q&A: Jordan Farrar
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Course Structure

What you’ll learn

This landscaping course is a trade level qualification that gives you the skills, knowledge and experience to be competent and feel confident onsite.  It is aimed at anyone looking to work on residential or commercial projects with specialist landscaping skills.

Ways to study

Recognition of Prior Learning

Your experience adds up and you can use this to fast-track your qualification.  If you’ve got a tonne of industry experience this can be used to gain part or all of your qual.

Onsite Training

We like to think this is a bit of a game changer! Learn onsite, while you work. This means less time off the tools and more time focused on practical skills.

Apprenticeship

Get qualified while you earn! Apprenticeships are the best in to the industry for school leavers and a great way for long-timers to finally get qualified. Which one are you?

To achieve this qualification, you must demonstrate competency in 11 core units and 4 elective units. Please refer below for the core units of competency and a sample of suggested electives:

Core Units

  • AHCDRG301       Install drainage systems
  • AHCLSC301         Set out site for construction works
  • AHCLSC302         Construct landscape features using concrete
  • AHCLSC303         Construct brick and/or block structures and features
  • AHCLSC305         Construct stone structures and features
  • AHCLSC306         Implement a paving project
  • AHCLSC307         Implement a retaining wall project
  • AHCPCM302       Provide information on plants and their culture
  • AHCPGD301       Implement a plant establishment program
  • AHCSOL303         Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas
  • AHCWHS301       Contribute to work health and safety processes

Suggested Electives

  • AHCLSC304      Erect timber structures and features
  • AHCLSC308      Install metal structures and features
  • AHCLSC309      Install water features
  • AHCBUS402     Cost a project

After completing the AHC30916 Certificate III in Landscape Construction there are pathways to meet the requirements for a Structural Landscapers Licence and a Restricted Builders Licence.

Managerial Qualification

Keen to get your trade contractor or nominee supervisor licence? After the completion of this qualification we recommend that you undertake an Approved Managerial Course for Trade. FTA delivers the approved managerial qualification BSBSMB401 Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business – ask us about this today!

Note: This information is sourced from QBCC website and is accurate as at April 2019 for QLD licence holders only. For more information please refer to QBCC

  • Landscaper
  • Structural Landscaper
  • Parks and gardens Tradesperson
  • Landscape gardener

The course duration will vary depending on your experience, skills and chosen study mode. As a guide:

  • Apprenticeship: Between 12 – 36 months depending on the type of apprenticeship and the apprentice’s ability
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL): 3-6 months – eligibility criteria apply
  • CSQ: Program completion date is 30 September 2020 (for the Skills Assessment and Gap Training Program 2019/20 Contract).

This assessment will be a mix of theory and practical tasks.

Let’s talk about the money

Ready to take the leap towards your nationally recognised qualification? View the range of funding options available to assist both students and employers in gaining valuable training.

Fee For Service

Fee For Service

Our flexible Fee For Service model accommodates individuals ready to start their qualification today while making ongoing, manageable payments.

Certificate 3 Guarantee

Certificate 3 Guarantee

The Certificate 3 Guarantee provides eligible individuals with access to a subsidised training place in a certificate III level qualification.

CSQ

CSQ

CSQ is designed to give Building and Construction workers recognition for skills learnt on the job but for which they don’t currently hold a formal qualification.

User Choice

User Choice

User Choice aims to provide funding for apprentices, trainees and their employers aligned to the skill needs of industry and changing government priorities.

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Refreshing. We are the benchmark in education and training performance and we’re bloody good at it.

Learner Support

Our trainers are successful landscapers in their own right, with years of hands-on experience. Which means you get unparalleled access to first-hand industry knowledge throughout your course.

Limitless Learning

We believe that everyone should be able to learn in inspiring ways. That’s why we deliver training how you learn best plus, you get your own Learning Engagement Officer to support your progress through the course.

Recognised Qualifications

This landscaping course is nationally recognised, so you can work anywhere in Australia with confidence.