AHC30916 Certificate III in Landscape Construction

About this course

Nationally Recognised Training

Kick start your career in landscaping with this entry-level course that will give you the practical skills to construct landscaping projects and renew and maintain existing gardens.

You’ll develop the knowledge and skills required to install drainage, construct brick, block and concrete structures and provide information on plants.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work as a landscape gardener, or parks and gardens tradesperson.

This qualification is offered as an Apprenticeship. Apprenticeships combine work with training in a nationally recognised qualification. You will be provided with practical training via hands on work with your chosen employer with a diverse range of projects, tasks and equipment.

Is this course right for you?

If you want a course that will provide you the best start to your career, with flexible study options and supportive training, this qualification may be for you!

This course, and associated apprenticeship, broadens your employment opportunities to include larger producers,  but also local and international employers.

Our highly experienced trainers are strongly embedded in the industry and will give you the one-on-one guidance you need to succeed.  We will work with you and your employer throughout your apprenticeship to develop a training plan, deliver training and assess your achievements along the way. Our trainers provide personalised support every step of the way, to ensure you have the knowledge and practical skills you need to work in this field.

Course length

3 years full-time or 6 years part-time.

Start anytime.

Course delivery

This qualification is delivered via a combination of online and work-based learning.

Online delivery gives you the flexibility to fit your study around your existing commitments while still having the full support of industry experts.

Work-based learning purposefully merges theory with practice to provide students with real-life work experiences where they can apply academic and technical skills and develop their employability.

Your trainer will visit your workplace to provide you with face-to-face theoretical training and complete assessments.

Some off-the-job training may also occur.


Prior to enrolling your proficiency in language, literacy and numeracy will be assessed to determine any support requirements.

You will need access to a computer with an internet connection.

This qualification is available to persons eligible to undertake an Australian Apprenticeship or Traineeship. You will be required to be signed into a contract through an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (ASSN) prior to commencement.


  • Full-time apprentices and trainees work and train an average of 38 hours per week and have ongoing employment.
  • Part-time apprentices and trainees are rostered to work on a regular basis, working and training no less than 15 hours per week, averaged over a 4-week cycle.
  • Existing workers may be employed as an apprentice or trainee in a full-time or part-time capacity.
  • The nominal term of a part-time apprenticeship or traineeship is generally double that of the full-time apprenticeship or traineeship.

See https://www.australianapprenticeships.gov.au/programs/support-australian... for requirements relating to support for Australian Apprentices with disability.


Total number of units = 15 (11 core unit  plus 4 elective units).

 Note: Electives units are subject to change.


Install drainage systems
Set out site for construction works
Construct landscape features using concrete
Construct brick and/or block structures and features
Construct stone structures and features
Implement a paving project
Implement a retaining wall project
Provide information on plants and their culture
Implement a plant establishment program
Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas
Contribute to health and safety processes


Operate machinery and equipment
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
Plant trees and shrubs
Participate in workplace communications


Skill and knowledge are assessed in a number of ways throughout the course including assignments, observation, written assessment, practical and demonstration.


Full Fee Course Price $6,720.

In Queensland funding is available through the Queensland Governments User Choice Program to support completing this qualification. Student's eligible for Government Funding pay co-contribution tuition fees as follows:

  • Non-Concession: $1440 ($1.60 per nominal hour)*
  • Concession: $576 ($0.64 per nominal hour)*

*Student co-contribution fees calculated on standard course consisting of 900 nominal hours. Nominal hours subject to change depending on Elective selection. Eligibility criteria apply.

Further information on User Choice Funding.




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