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Certificate III in Landscape Construction AHC30916

Overview

This qualification provides a general vocational outcome in landscape construction. The landscaping industry expects this qualification to be achieved to meet job outcomes at this level.

Qualification: Certificate III in Landscape Construction AHC30916
Program No: C3-BE34
Campus: CIT Bruce 
Duration: 6 semesters part-time (approx. 8 hours per week) OR full-time equivalent.
Likely Job Outcome: Landscaper
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.

WarningIMPORTANT
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 11 subjects

  • AHCDRG301 Install drainage systems
    • CIT Code: HORT684
      Cost: $100.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to install surface and subsurface drainage systems.
      It applies to individuals who take responsibility for 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
  • AHCLSC301 Set out site for construction works
    • CIT Code: HORT732
      Cost: $100.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to set out a site for construction works in accordance with site plans and specifications. This may be done in advance of proposed works or in conjunction with construction works already being carried out.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AHCLSC302 Construct landscape features using concrete
    • CIT Code: HORT727
      Cost: $160.00
      Description:

      This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to construct concrete structures and features as a component of landscape project works.
      This unit applies to individuals who take responsibility for 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
  • AHCLSC303 Construct brick and block structures and features
    • CIT Code: HORT726
      Cost: $200.00
      Description:

      This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to construct brick structures and features or block structures and features, or both as a component of a landscaping project.
      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
  • AHCLSC305 Construct stone structures and features
    • CIT Code: HORT733
      Cost: $100.00
      Description:

      This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to construct stone structures and features as a component of landscape project works.
      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
  • AHCLSC306 Implement a paving project
    • CIT Code: HORT1035
      Cost: $200.00
      Description:

      This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to install and construct a paved surface to a prepared base within a documented scope of works incorporated in a project across a range of situations and environments.
      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
  • AHCLSC307 Implement a retaining wall project
    • CIT Code: HORT1036
      Cost: $200.00
      Description:

      This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to install and construct a retaining wall.
      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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 4 subjects

  • AHCBUS402 Cost a project
    • CIT Code: HORT671
      Cost: $100.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to cost a project.
      All work must be carried out to comply with organisational requirements, work health and safety legislation and codes, sustainability practices and in consultation with the management team.
      This unit applies to individuals who take responsibility for their own work and provide and communicate solutions to a range of predictable and sometimes unpredictable problems.
      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
  • AHCLSC304 Erect timber structures and features
    • CIT Code: HORT663
      Cost: $120.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to erect timber structures and features as a component of landscape project works.
      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

Related Courses

Diploma Horticulture AHC50416
Certificate III Sports Turf Management AHC31316
Certificate III Conservation and Land Management AHC31416
Certificate III Parks and Gardens AHC31016
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