Sherwood Park (Warrnambool), Workplace training
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|Study Mode||Full-time, Apprenticeship|
|Commencement||Start any time|
|Timetable||On-the-job training and assessments with one workplace visits per year. Plus five blocks of five-day duration training per year on campus|
|Note||This qualification is superseded and course updates are occurring.|
Looking for a career that allows you to work outdoors with a focus on parks and gardens?
The Certificate III in Parks and Gardens is an apprenticeship that gives you the hands-on skills and knowledge to start your career in the parks and gardens industry. During workplace training and assessments, you will develop skills in study areas including tree inspections, weed control, implementing plant nutrition programs, and installing irrigation systems.
Areas of study include tree maintenance , weed control, implementing plant nutrition programs, and installing irrigation systems.
This course may provide a pathway to further study in Conservation.
This qualification is superseded and course updates are occurring.
To ensure course content is relevant and industry-specific, industry is constantly having input into this training package. The course code, title, units, and content may change in the future and you may be enrolled in the new qualification. Further information will be provided on our website, upon enrolment and/or during the course of your training.
You need to be employed in this field before commencing this course. If you are currently not employed in this field please contact the South West Skills and Jobs Centre for further advice on 1300 648 911.
You need to be employed in this field as an apprentice or trainee before commencing this course.
If you are currently not employed in this field please contact the Skills and Jobs Centre for further advice.
To be eligible for this qualification you must successfully complete 16 units: 5 core and 11 electives.
|Unit Code||Unit Name||Unit Hours||Unit Consumables|
|AHCPCM301||Implement a plant nutrition program||60||$0.00|
|AHCPCM302||Provide information on plants and their culture||70||$0.00|
|AHCPMG302||Control plant pests, diseases and disorders||80||$0.00|
|AHCWHS301||Contribute to work health and safety processes||50||$0.00|
|Unit Code||Unit Name||Unit Hours||Unit Consumables|
|AHCARB301||Implement a tree maintenance program||40||$0.00|
|AHCARB314||Implement a tree maintenance program||40||$0.00|
|AHCCHM303||Prepare and apply chemicals||70||$65.00|
|AHCCHM304||Transport and store chemicals||50||$0.00|
|AHCCHM307||Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases||70||$65.00|
|AHCIRG331||Install pressurised irrigation systems||70||$0.00|
|AHCIRG338||Troubleshoot irrigation systems||50||$0.00|
|AHCIRG345||Install pressurised irrigation systems||70||$0.00|
|AHCMOM213||Operate and maintain chainsaws||40||$30.00|
|AHCMOM304||Operate machinery and equipment||40||$0.00|
|AHCNSY306||Implement a propagation plan||90||$0.00|
|AHCPCM303||Identify plant specimens||80||$0.00|
|AHCPGD301||Implement a plant establishment program||80||$0.00|
|AHCPGD302||Plan and maintain plant displays||50||$0.00|
|AHCPGD303||Perform specialist amenity pruning||65||$0.00|
|AHCPGD304||Implement a landscape maintenance program||100||$0.00|
|AHCPGD305||Conduct operational inspection of park facilities||70||$0.00|
|AHCSOL304||Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas||60||$0.00|
|AHCTRF309||Implement a grassed area maintenance program||60||$0.00|
|AHCWRK309||Apply environmentally sustainable work practices||50||$0.00|
This course involves accredited units. You will be required to complete assessment tasks to demonstrate your underpinning knowledge, skills and attributes to meet the course outcomes. A combination of written, oral and practical assessment strategies will be used in either a classroom, online or workplace environment.
Where units require demonstration of skills in a workplace environment, you will have the opportunity to do this either in your own workplace (where appropriate), through a practical placement, or by using one of the Institute's simulated workshops/classrooms. Detailed information about the types, conduct and dates of assessments will be provided in advance. You will also be provided with information about the opportunity for reassessment and appeal.
Once you have applied for your chosen course, you will receive a thank you email from South West TAFE with a few steps to help process your enrolment.
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If you have experience or prior qualifications, you may be eligible to apply for recognition of prior learning and gain credits. You will be asked to provide any relevant Statement of Attainment to support identified credits.
Here's an outline of fees and costs associated with your course.
Your fees each year can be made up of 3 different elements. Everyone has different circumstances that can affect what you pay and how much you pay. :
There are 4 different rates of tuition fees. Only one will apply to you (depending on your eligibility and circumstances).
The fees listed below are indicative only. The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Funding made available to eligible individuals by State and Commonwealth Governments. If funding is utilised, this may affect future opportunities to access additional funding in the future.
|Course fees by student type||Indicative Course Fee|
|Government subsidised rate (if eligible)||$3,005.00|
|Full fee rate (if not eligible for govt subsidy)||$18,225.00|
Some courses require specific resources or materials necessary for your study eg: tools of the trade, excursions, etc. Final costs will be determined upon enrolment.
|Additional course fees||Indicative Course Fee|
|Course consumable/materials (approximate)||$215.00|
Once we have processed your enrolment form, you will receive an email with your invoice.
Payments will need to be arranged within five(5) business days of receiving the email containing your invoice.
We also offer a range of scholarships each year which you may be eligible to apply for to assist with course fees.
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