AHC31016 Certificate III in Parks & Garden

Work in the great outdoors surrounded by fresh air and sunshine

The Garden Services industry is set to grow to more than $3 billion in annual turnover by 2025 and are actively recruiting qualified practitioners.

Core Industry Training
RTO Code 91712

The ideal entry point for those with a basic knowledge of horticulture and a love of open spaces.

The majority of students who complete this course are employed or go on to attain higher qualifications in this sector.
A Certificate III in Parks and Gardens provides direct entry to a Certificate IV in Parks and Gardens and a Diploma of Parks and Gardens Management with RPL credits available in both courses.

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.

The most important ingredient for success in this sector is a passion for creating and maintaining beautiful environments and public spaces and working amongst nature.

More than 75% of graduates are rewarded with improvements in their work status including new job opportunities and higher levels of remuneration.

What you’ll learn

The AHC31016 Certificate III in Parks and Gardens will provide participants with the skills and knowledge relating to the parks and gardens industry. Topics include; infrastructure installation, maintenance or renovation of a public space, landscape maintenance, green space establishment and recreational developments for public or private gardens.

Core subjects

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

Elective subjects

  • AHCMOM304 – Operate machinery & equipment
  • AHCWRK309 – Apply environmentally sustainable work practices
  • AHCSOL304 – Implement soil improvements for garden & turf areas
  • AHCIRG338 – Troubleshoot irrigation systems
  • AHCPGD301 – Implement a plant establishment program
  • AHCSOL305 – Prepare growing media
  • AHCNSY203 – Undertake propagation activities
  • AHCPMG301 – Perform specialist amenity pruning
  • AHCWRK302 – Monitor weather conditions
  • AHCCHM307 – Prepare & apply chemicals to control pests, weeds & diseases
  • AHCCHM304 – Transport & store chemicals

Elective units are subject to change.

Career opportunities

  • Groundsperon
  • Landscaping Assistant
  • Parks & Gardens Assistant
  • Greenkeeper
  • Landscape Gardener
  • Parks & Gardens Tradesperson
Graduates of this course achieve excellent career outcomes.
of graduates were satisfied with their training
of graduates enjoy improved works status, such as a new job or higher pay
is the average salary for a graduate entering their first full-time job
* Information provided by myskills.gov.au

Level up your skills and create new career opportunities with AKI.

AHC31016 Certificate III in Parks & Garden

Study with one of Australia’s most successful RTO’s.

Fee for Service $3500


Skills Assure: Certificate 3 Guarantee Program

Funded Non-Concession $50 

Funded Concession $20 

Eligibility criteria apply


Unit cost

$3.12 per unit non concession

$1.25 per unit concession


User Choice

Funded apprenticeships available

Course Duration: Approximately 12 months
Delivery Mode Options: Classroom| Online (real time) classroom| Online | Workplace | Combination of above | Apprenticeship
Attendance Requirements: This course has mandatory attendance requirements. Please refer to the individual course information sheet
Vocational Placement: Not applicable for this course.