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  • 2019
    August 27, 2019 - December 31, 2019
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm


$3290 per person online e-learning and self-paced. Online course cost could vary due to a student’s circumstances. This will be established with enrolment.

$3790 per person for face to face full-time certificate. A minimum of 8 people required.

Standard course:

The course is developed to be conducted online e-learning with practical activities to be signed off by your trainer/supervisor and assessor. It is anticipated this course will take up to 24 months (36 months if undertaking an apprenticeship) to complete, depending on the delivery method and student dedication.  Students can complete the course in a shorter timeframe and it depends on their own situation.

The whole course might be delivered full time, face to face at LT Training’s facility and visiting horticulture enterprises to cover all selection criteria. Three days per week. (Minimum of 8 students required for full time). The minimum duration of this course is approximately 13 weeks of initial classroom training. Contact us for start dates and details for the full-time course.


This qualification underpins a range of work functions and job roles for this horticultural trade qualification. This may include infrastructure installation, maintenance or renovation of public space, landscape maintenance, green space establishment and recreational developments for public or private gardens.  It includes the theoretical and practical components of sixteen (16) units of competency. This qualification provides a vocational outcome in parks and gardens. The parks and gardens industry expects this qualification to be achieved to meet job outcomes at this level.

Over 95% of students who complete this course are employed or go onto further study.

From Myskills.gov.au – December 2017


There are no entry requirements for the certificate.  However, students should have reasonable fitness and physical ability level and have an interest in horticulture.


The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete a total of 16 units:

5 Core units

11 elective units

The following units are available at the moment:

Core units:

AHCPMG301 Control weeds *
AHCPMG302 Control plant pests, diseases and disorders
AHCPCM301 Implement a plant nutrition program
AHCPCM302 Provide information on plants and their culture
AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes

Eleven (11) elective units available:

AHCCHM303 Prepare and apply chemicals *
AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals *
AHCMOM304 Operate machinery and equipment
AHCNAR301 Maintain natural areas
AHCPGD304 Implement a landscape maintenance program
AHCSOL303 Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas
AHCTRF303 Implement a grassed area maintenance program
AHCWRK309 Apply environmentally sustainable work practices
AHCMOM302 Perform machinery maintenance
AHCMOM213 Operate and maintain chainsaws – not online
AHCPCM203 Fell small trees – not online

Units are part of the ACDC licence in Queensland *

Additional units below could be delivered with a Statement of Attainment. We regard each client as having their own specific need in training.  Units above could be swapped with additional units below or other units on scope to suit the client. (Not more than 11 electives are allowed for the full qualification)

AHCBIO201 Inspect & clean machinery for plant, animal & soil material  (Can only replace Fell small trees unit)
Other units for this qualification can be negotiated to suit employer/client-specific needs


On successful completion of this course, participants will be issued an ‘AHC31016 Certificate III in Parks and Gardens’ certifying competence of the 16 units completed.

Course delivery:

The course is developed to be delivered online e-learning. Some units will have to be block training face to face if elected.

For students that are already employed in the industry:

Your supervisor will play a large part in the practical tasks.  Visits by your trainer and assessor will be organised with enrolment.


LT Training will consider RPL for the units of competency if an applicant can provide sufficient evidence. Previous experience will be acknowledged during a course.

Payment Option:

In accordance with RTO Standards 2015, a maximum on the amount of fees able to be collected in advance is $1500 on initial enrolment.  If your fees are being paid for by your employer or another organisation they may be paid in full at time of enrolment.

To comply with the standards, you would then pay instalments so that at no time would we hold fees of $1500 or more in advance.  However, all fees must be paid as agreed and all must be paid before a qualification can be issued.

Further Information:

All training aids and safety equipment are provided for use as required with the full-time course.

After enrolment and initial interview, you will be given your login details to start doing this course online.

Please take the time to familiarise yourself with our  Student Handbook which contains loads of information for our students including our policies and terms and conditions. The handbook will be shared electronically or in hard copy. If you have any questions at all, we are happy to help.

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