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Certificate III in Parks and Gardens AHC31016

Overview

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.

Qualification: Certificate III in Parks and Gardens AHC31016
Program No: C3-BE29
Campus: CIT Bruce 
Duration: 6 semesters part-time (approx. 8 hours per week) OR full-time equivalent.
Likely Job Outcome: Municipal/city gardener, horticulturist.
Application Type: Public; Australian Apprentice-Trainee
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Additional Information

You will be required to wear relevant work PPE during practical outdoor work at CIT.
Including:
- Protective boots
- Sun Smart wear including a hat and gloves

Entry Requirements / How to Apply

You must
- be able to read and write documents and understand maths concepts to a level required to complete Year 10 (early in your program your skills will be checked - if you cannot read and write documents and complete maths work to the level needed, you will be enrolled in additional subjects to help you build the skills needed to successfully complete the program).

If you are entering this program as an Apprentice under the Australian Apprenticeships arrangements, you must be employed in the industry and you must register with an Apprentice Network Provider (ANP) prior to enrolment.

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Before you apply/enrol

To study any course at CIT (excluding degrees and non-accredited training) you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). This includes new students and re-enrolling students.

If you don't have a USI that's ok, you can apply right now. It only takes two minutes, just go to usi.gov.au

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  2. Click on the link for USI
  3. Verify your USI

It's important that your first name, surname and date of birth in our student system match the ID you use to create your USI (eg if you are Christopher in USI database and Chris at CIT your USI will not verify).

If you need assistance you can go to Unique Student Identifier (USI), drop in to any CIT Library or CITSA office or contact CIT Student Services on 6207 3188.

Literacy Skills Information

We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework levels of at least 2 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your program of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this program. See below to check your literacy skills. If you do not have this level, you can still enrol and seek support to improve your skills or you may prefer to begin with a lower level program, or enrol in the Certificate I in Skills for Vocational Pathways (FSK10213) to develop your literacy skills. Please visit Education and Community or phone (02) 6207 4872 to have a chat to one of our teachers.

Transition Information

Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.

Subject Cancellations/Changes

To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at infoline@cit.edu.au.


Subject Information

Core - complete all 5 subjects

  • AHCPMG301   Control weeds
    • CIT Code: HORT642
      Cost: $140.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to plan and coordinate weed control activities.
      This unit applies to workers in agriculture, horticulture or land management-based enterprises who are required to carry out the control of weed infestations using cultural, biological and chemical methods to provide effective, economical control of weeds while minimising damage to the environment.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AHCPMG302   Control plant pests, diseases and disorders
    • CIT Code: HORT665
      Cost: $160.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to control plant pests, diseases and disorders, taking into consideration Integrated Pest Management options. The unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify a range of pests, diseases and disorders and beneficial organisms, assess damage or threat to plants and select and apply pest and disease controls and timing of operations. It includes preparing and calibrating equipment, monitoring the effectiveness of controls and keeping records.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AHCPCM301   Implement a plant nutrition program
    • CIT Code: HORT713
      Cost: $120.00
      Description:

      This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to monitor and control the nutritional requirements of and applications to plants across a range of situations and environments.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AHCPCM302   Provide information on plants and their culture
    • CIT Code: HORT662
      Cost: $140.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to provide information to clients and others about plants and their cultural requirements.
      It applies to individuals who take responsibility for their own work and for the quality of the work of others. They use discretion and judgement in the selection, allocation and use of available resources. All work is carried out to comply with workplace procedures.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AHCWHS301   Contribute to work health and safety processes
    • CIT Code: OHSS254
      Cost: $100.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to carry out enterprise work health and safety policies and procedures.
      This unit is applicable to individuals. They typically work within clear reporting lines and procedures.
      All work must be carried out to comply with workplace procedures and work health and safety and other relevant legislation and codes.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Electives - complete all 11 subjects

  • AHCARB301   Implement a tree maintenance program
    • CIT Code: HORT715
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to implement a tree maintenance program. It also describes the skills and knowledge required to apply a range of tree maintenance techniques; and monitor and review the maintenance program over the course of a year.
      The work requires application of extensive arboricultural knowledge and a broad range of arboricultural skills. This unit applies to individuals who have a range of skills to select and apply a specialised range of methods, tools, equipment and information to complete routine activities and provide and transmit solutions to predictable and sometimes unpredictable problems. Work is implemented with low risk work procedures and to comply with Safe Work Method Statement documentation.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AHCCHM303   Prepare and apply chemicals
    • CIT Code: HORT643
      Cost: $140.00
      Description: This unit covers the process of preparing and applying chemicals and defines the standard required to:  assess the need for chemical use:  comply with safety, chemical label and MSDS requirements;  prepare an application/spray plan;  prepare and apply chemicals;  calibrate application equipment and maintain chemical records.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AHCCHM304   Transport and store chemicals
    • CIT Code: HORT644
      Cost: $100.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to safely transport, handle and store liquid and dry chemical formulations across a broad range of industry sectors.
      This unit does not cover operation of specialised chemical application equipment and machinery or application of chemicals.
      All work must be carried out to comply with workplace procedures, work health and safety and pesticide legislation and codes. All work is carried out to comply with Safety Data Sheets, chemical label directions and relevant legislative requirements.
      This unit applies to individuals who work under broad direction and take responsibility for their own work and use discretion and judgement in the selection and use of available resources.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AHCIRG331   Install pressurised irrigation systems
    • CIT Code: HORT1344
      Cost: $140.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to provide information about and determine its suitability for garden beds or turf areas and determine ameliorants or additives to improve it.
      This unit applies to individuals who take responsibility for their own work and for the quality of the work of others. They use discretion and judgement in the selection, allocation and use of available resources. All work is carried out to comply with workplace procedures.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AHCMOM304   Operate machinery and equipment
    • CIT Code: HORT658
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to operate and maintain machinery and equipment.
      All work must be carried out to comply with workplace procedures, work health and safety requirements manufacturer’s specifications and sustainability practices.
      This unit applies to individuals who work under broad direction and take responsibility for their own work. They use discretion and judgement in the selection and use of available resources.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AHCPGD301   Implement a plant establishment program
    • CIT Code: HORT712
      Cost: $160.00
      Description:

      This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to establish planting areas in new projects and in programs of extensive replacement and renovation works across a range of situations and environments.
      It applies to individuals who take responsibility for their own work and for the quality of the work of others. They use discretion and judgement in the selection, allocation and use of available resources. All work is carried out to comply with workplace procedures.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AHCPGD302   Plan and maintain plant displays
    • CIT Code: HORT725
      Cost: $100.00
      Description:

      This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to plan and establish plant displays either indoors or as seasonal displays of annual and perennial plants in garden beds.
      It applies to individuals who take responsibility for their own work and for the quality of the work of others. They use discretion and judgement in the selection, allocation and use of available resources. All work is carried out to comply with workplace procedures.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AHCPCM303   Identify plant specimens
    • CIT Code: HORT1168
      Cost: $160.00
      Description: This unit covers the process of identifying an unknown plant specimen and defines the standard required to:  capture relevant morphological features of a plant, record qualitative and quantitative data;  use comparative techniques to define progress towards identification;  use indications of health, environmental influences and location to assist identification;  construct a plant database;  document a report of the identification process; name unknown plant specimens.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AHCSOL303   Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas
    • CIT Code: HORT1343
      Cost: $120.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to provide information about and determine its suitability for garden beds or turf areas and determine ameliorants or additives to improve it.
      This unit applies to individuals who take responsibility for their own work and for the quality of the work of others. They use discretion and judgement in the selection, allocation and use of available resources. All work is carried out to comply with workplace procedures.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AHCTRF302   Establish turf
    • CIT Code: HORT711
      Cost: $120.00
      Description:

      This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to establish turf by sowing, turf laying, sprigging and chaffing or stolonization in sporting, public recreational open space, commercial and residential sites.
      It applies to individuals who take responsibility for their own work and for the quality of the work of others. They use discretion and judgement in the selection, allocation and use of available resources. All work is carried out to comply with workplace procedures.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AHCWRK309   Apply environmentally sustainable work practices
    • CIT Code: HORT1345
      Cost: $100.00
      Description:

      This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to apply environmentally sustainable work practices.
      This unit applies to individuals who work under broad direction and take responsibility for their own work including limited responsibility for the work of others.
      Work routines meet organisational and compliance requirements for ethical handling and welfare of animals, environmental sustainability, work health and safety, and biosecurity appropriate to the work role.

      Prerequisites: Nil

Related Courses

Diploma Horticulture AHC50416
Certificate III Sports Turf Management AHC31316
Certificate III Conservation and Land Management AHC31416
Certificate III Landscape Construction AHC30916
Certificate III Horticulture AHC30716
Statement Attainment training Chemical Application - SMARTtrain (Level 3) [extract from AHC31416]
Statement Attainment training Chemical Application Bridging/Refresher - SMARTtrain (Level 3) [extract from AHC31416]

More Information

For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email infoline@cit.edu.au