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Cultivate the right skills

The apprentice will undertake a variety of duties which may include: installing and maintaining plant displays, cultivating turf, installing irrigation and drainage, controlling weeds, pests and diseases, performing operational maintenance of machinery, providing information on plants, products and treatments. Course details

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1300 656 188

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Nambour Any time Workplace/TAFE

Entry requirements

Apprentices and trainees complete a qualification, learning skills at work and under the guidance of a training provider. We will work with you and your employer throughout your apprenticeship or traineeship to develop a training plan, deliver training, assess your achievement of skills and issue your qualification upon successful completion

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91 Windsor Road
Nambour QLD 4560

Resources required

No specific resources are required to successfully complete this course.

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland East Coast's online learning system, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player.

This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.


To achieve this qualification you will need to complete:
Core Competencies: 5
Elective Competencies: 11

Stage 1
AHCPMG301 Control weeds Core
AHCPCM302 Provide information on plants and their culture Core
AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes Core
AHCMOM304 Operate machinery and equipment Elective
AHCCHM303 Prepare and apply chemicals Elective
AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals Elective
Stage 2
AHCPMG302 Control plant pests, diseases and disorders Core
AHCPGD304 Implement a landscape maintenance program Elective
AHCWRK309 Apply environmentally sustainable work practices Elective
AHCPGD305 Conduct operational inspection of park facilities Elective
AHCPGD302 Plan and maintain plant displays Elective
AHCPGD303 Perform specialist amenity pruning Elective
Stage 3
AHCPCM301 Implement a plant nutrition program Core
AHCTRF303 Implement a grassed area maintenance program Elective
AHCNAR301 Maintain Natural Areas Elective
AHCIRG306 Troubleshoot irrigation systems Elective


Not all electives available at all campuses

What are my payment options?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland East Coast has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, call us on 1300 656 188. We're here to help.

For more information about the costs associated with undertaking an apprenticeship, please give us a call.

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Having trouble deciding what payment option is best for you? If you are unsure of what's right for you, or just want someone to talk it over with, call us on 1300 656 188. We're here to help.

Additional Costs

Please see the relevant documents section for any relevant booklists, uniform and resource kit lists required for this course.


AHC31016 Certificate III in Parks and Gardens - Apprenticeship

Job prospects

  • Turf Grower
  • Garden Labourer

Are you ready to enrol?

If you are already employed as an apprentice or trainee, let your employer know that you want TAFE Queensland East Coast to be your Supervising Registered Training Organisation (SRTO). Contact an Australian Apprenticeships Centre to organise your training contract, then give us a call.

If you aren't employed yet, contact Australian JobSearch or a job service agency for help getting a job. Alternatively, contact us on 1300 656 188 for further information on how we can help you make great happen.

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Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning

Fast-track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner.

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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 9 January 2018

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