AHC31016- Certificate III in Parks and Gardens

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.







1-12 months

Funding Available

IPS Payment Plans
User Choice

Industry Jobs

Parks and Gardens Tradesperson, Landscape Gardener, Greenkeeper.

Earning Potential


Certificate III in Parks and Gardens

The Building our futures program is an initiative with ABIS Community Housing Gardens Project and IPS Institute to assist participants gain qualifications and real work experience with high employability outcomes.

At IPS Institute we provide you with the right practical skills for this ACH31016 Certificate III in Parks and Gardens course to kick start your career in becoming a council gardener, grounds keeper or self-employed gardener.

The Parks and Gardens sector covers workers in local government parks and gardens, botanic gardens, schools and other public places as well as self-employed gardeners. Workers are involved in pruning and maintaining trees and shrubs. Park managers are responsible for staff and park operations as well as managing contracts for outsourced services.

Course Information


Individuals undertaking this qualification as a self-paced learning may take 1 – 12 months.

Individuals undertaking this qualification as an Apprenticeship may take 6 – 48 months.

Delivery Method 

Face to face

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)

RPL available (partial and full)

Entry Requirements

Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) level 3

Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 16

(Units are selected to best suit specializations and accommodate deliverables. If tailored units are required please visit training.gov.au and contact us today). 

5 core units, plus

11 elective units 

Units of Competency

Core units:

AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes

AHCPMG302 Control plant pests, diseases and disorders

AHCPMG301 Control weeds

AHCPCM301 Implement a plant nutrition program

AHCPCM302 Provide information on plants and their culture

Elective units: 

AHCPGD305 Conduct operational inspection of park facilities

AHCBUS402 Cost a project

AHCTRF308 Establish turf

AHCTRF309 Implement a grassed area maintenance program

AHCPGD304 Implement a landscape maintenance program

AHCPGD301 Implement a plant establishment program

AHCARB301 Implement a tree maintenance program

AHCSOL304 Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas

AHCCHM307 Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases

AHCSOL305 Prepare growing media

AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals


Funding Available

Funding Available 

IPS Payment Plans (Monthly Plans, Upfront Costs, Quarterly Fees) 

User Choice Program


More Information

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


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