AHC30921 – Certificate III in Landscape Construction


Landscape Construction Course Brisbane & QLD

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 landscape design training and practical skills to work as a structural landscaper in the commercial and residential construction industries.

In this landscaping certificate 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. We believe in the power of hands-on learning so our trainers come to you. Study your landscape design course with Australia’s leading industry experts and don’t miss a day of work while you do it.

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 Gardener
Structural Landscaper

Study Mode

Flexible Delivery With Workbook

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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!

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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 landscaping certification.  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 while you get your landscape gardener trade certification.


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

To achieve this AHC30916 Certificate III in Landscape Construction, 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 (11)

  • 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 Elective Units (4)

  • AHCLSC304      Erect timber structures and features
  • AHCLSC308      Install metal structures and features
  • AHCLSC309      Install water features
  • AHCBUS407     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 January 2020 for QLD licence holders only. For more information please refer to QBCC

Career opportunities after studying this landscape and garden design course include:

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

The duration of your landscape construction courses in Brisbane and anywhere in Queensland 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- this term may be extended by Funding Criteria, amount of RPL awarded and subsequent Gap Training required  – eligibility criteria apply.
  • CSQ: 
    • Program completion date is 20 September 2022 (for the Skills Assessment and Gap Training Program 2021/22 Contract).
    • Fee for Service: 3-12 months subject to the amount of RPL awarded and subsequent Gap Training required

Your skills will be assessed through a mix of practical and theory tasks. 

This is essentially showing us what you’ve learnt and how you do it.

Being a mix of theory and practical, it is not possible to conduct our Certificate III in landscape construction online. However, the theory component may be assessed Online or you may choose to leave the computer work behind and use a Workbook. 

Practical Assessment will be conducted at your place of work or worksite with fit-for-purpose facilities and equipment which are to be made available to your FTA trainer & Assessor for training and assessment purposes.

Let’s talk about the money

Ready to take the leap towards your nationally recognised landscaping certification? 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.



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 with our landscape construction courses Brisbane wide and throughout Queensland.

Learner Support

Our trainers are successful landscapers in their own right, with years of hands-on experience. This means you get unparalleled access to first-hand industry knowledge throughout all of our landscape design and landscape construction courses.

Unlimited 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 structural and hard landscaping course is nationally recognised, so you can work anywhere in Australia with confidence.