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Certificate III in Landscape Construction AHC30921

Overview

This course is suited to people who wish to build a range of technical skills in landscaping. It will suit people who like working outdoors and have an aptitude for practical work. The training is conducted in the purpose-built 4.5 hectare horticulture facility at Bruce, and students are given the opportunity to work on a range of projects. This qualification is respected by local business.

Qualification:

Certificate III in Landscape Construction AHC30921

Course No:

C3-BD76

Campus:

CIT Bruce 

Duration:

6 semesters part-time (approx. 8 hours per week) OR full-time equivalent.

Cost Info:

The 2023 Semester 1 enrolment fees for this course are based on the costs per subject as indicated below. The total course cost may vary depending on the choice of elective subjects or if subjects are attempted more than once. Subject costs identified as Standard are partially subsidised by the ACT Government. Concessions may be available to eligible students.

Fee information for completing this course under an Australian Apprenticeship arrangement is available on the Apprenticeships and Traineeships page. The total course cost may vary if subjects are attempted more than once.

Indicative Cost:

$5,180
Apprentice/trainee subsidised fee $5,180

Likely Job Outcome:

Landscaper

Application Type:

Standard; Apprentice/Trainee
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Timetable Information

To help with the enrolment process print your timetable, or keep the window open, so that you can refer back to it for your course code, course name, and the Course Reference Numbers (CRNs).

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

Skills Recognition

Entry Requirements

Open entry.

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

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 course of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this course. 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 course, or enrol in the Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways (FSK20119) to develop your literacy skills. Please visit CIT Foundation Skills page.

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

Complete 17 subjects (10 Core and 7 Electives)

Stage 1 - Complete 6

  • AHCLSC316   Implement a paving project
    • CIT Code: HORT1389
      Cost: Standard $440.00
      Apprentice $440.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to install and construct a paved surface, including preparing for paving project, setting out and preparing site, implementing the paving project, installing stone paving, checking and cleaning up site.The unit applies to individuals who implement a paving project under broad direction, and take responsibility for their own work and for the quality of the work of others.State/territory licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply in some jurisdictions. Users are advised to check with the relevant regulatory authority.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AHCMOM304   Operate machinery and equipment
    • CIT Code: HORT658
      Cost: Standard $300.00
      Apprentice $300.00
      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
  • AHCLSC311   Set out site for construction works
    • CIT Code: HORT1386
      Cost: Standard $200.00
      Apprentice $200.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to set out a site for construction works, planning, preparing, locating and marking out construction works, establishing survey benchmarks and verifying site levels 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.The unit applies to individuals who set out site for construction works under broad direction, and take responsibility for their own work and for the quality of the work of others.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AHCSOL304   Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas
    • CIT Code: HORT1361
      Cost: Standard $320.00
      Apprentice $320.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to collect and test soil samples for their physical and chemical characteristics and take corrective action to improve the soil for garden beds and turf areas. The unit applies to individuals who carry out soil improvements under general direction and take responsibility for their own work. They use discretion and judgement in the selection, allocation and use of available resources and for solving problems.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AHCWHS301   Contribute to work health and safety processes
    • CIT Code: OHSS254
      Cost: Standard $100.00
      Apprentice $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
  • AHCLSC317   Construct landscape features using concrete
    • CIT Code: HORT1390
      Cost: Standard $320.00
      Apprentice $320.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to construct concrete structures and features as a component of landscape project works, including preparing for work, setting out and preparing site, mixing pouring and finishing concrete, checking and cleaning up site.The unit applies to individuals who construct landscape features using concrete under broad direction, and take responsibility for their own work and for the quality of the work of others.State/territory licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply in some jurisdictions. Users are advised to check with the relevant regulatory authority.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Stage 2 - Complete 5

  • AHCPCM303   Identify plant specimens
    • CIT Code: HORT1168
      Cost: Standard $200.00
      Apprentice $200.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to inspect plant specimens and describe the features and attributes of a plant for the purpose of plant identification and providing information to a client or organisation. The unit applies to individuals who work under broad direction and take responsibility for their own work. They use discretion and judgement in the selection, allocation and use of available resources and for solving problems.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AHCLSC319   Implement a retaining wall project
    • CIT Code: HORT1392
      Cost: Standard $440.00
      Apprentice $440.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to install and construct a retaining wall, including preparing for work, marking out and constructing retaining wall, and checking and cleaning up site.The unit applies to individuals who implement a retaining wall project under broad direction, and take responsibility for their own work and for the quality of the work of others.State/territory licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply in some jurisdictions. Users are advised to check with the relevant regulatory authority.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AHCLSC318   Erect timber structures and features
    • CIT Code: HORT1391
      Cost: Standard $440.00
      Apprentice $440.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to erect timber structures and features as a component of landscape project works, including preparing for work, setting out and preparing site, preparing and cutting timber components, assembling and erecting structure, checking and cleaning up site.The unit applies to individuals who erect timber structures and features under broad direction, and take responsibility for their own work and for the quality of the work of others.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AHCPGD307   Implement a plant establishment program
    • CIT Code: HORT1395
      Cost: Standard $320.00
      Apprentice $320.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to establish planting areas, including preparing, implementing, reviewing and completing plant establishment work, in new projects and in programs of extensive replacement and renovation works across a range of situations and environments.The unit applies to individuals who implement a plant establishment program under broad direction, and take responsibility for their own work and for the quality of the work of others.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AHCLSC312   Construct brick and block structures and features
    • CIT Code: HORT1387
      Cost: Standard $440.00
      Apprentice $440.00
      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 landscape project works, including preparing for work, setting out and preparing site, constructing structure or feature, checking and cleaning up site.The unit applies to individuals who construct brick and block structures and features under broad direction, and take responsibility for their own work and for the quality of the work of others.State/territory licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply in some jurisdictions. Users are advised to check with the relevant regulatory authority.
      Prerequisites: AHCLSC317 Construct landscape features using concrete

Stage 3 - Complete 6

  • AHCTRF308   Establish turf
    • CIT Code: HORT1362
      Cost: Standard $200.00
      Apprentice $200.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to establish turf by sowing, turf laying, sprigging and chaffing or stolonisation in sporting, public recreational open space, commercial and residential sites. The unit applies to individuals who establish turf under general direction and take responsibility for their own work. They use discretion and judgement in the selection, allocation and use of available resources and for solving problems.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AHCIRG345   Install pressurised irrigation systems
    • CIT Code: HORT1363
      Cost: Standard $300.00
      Apprentice $300.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to organise resources, set out and prepare an irrigation installation site and install, commission and complete pressurised irrigation system installation. The unit applies to individuals who install pressurised irrigation systems under broad direction and take responsibility for their own work.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AHCDRG305   Install drainage systems
    • CIT Code: HORT1364
      Cost: Standard $200.00
      Apprentice $200.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare, coordinate, undertake and complete surface and subsurface drainage system installation. The unit applies to individuals who install drainage systems under broad direction and take responsibility for their own work.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AHCPCM306   Provide information on plants and their culture
    • CIT Code: HORT1394
      Cost: Standard $320.00
      Apprentice $320.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to identify client issues or requirements, identify the preferred solution, and provide information and solutions to clients.The unit applies to individuals who provide information on plants and their culture under broad direction, and take responsibility for their own work.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AHCBUS407   Cost a project
    • CIT Code: HORT1384
      Cost: Standard $200.00
      Apprentice $200.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to cost a project, including establishing and documenting costs for materials, resources, services, consultants and contractors. This unit applies to supervisors and managers who establish and oversee projects to the best financial advantage of the enterprise. In this role, individuals take responsibility for their own work and provide and communicate solutions to a range of predictable and sometimes unpredictable problems.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.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AHCLSC313   Construct stone structures and features, and install stone cladding
    • CIT Code: HORT1388
      Cost: Standard $440.00
      Apprentice $440.00
      Description: This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to construct stone structures and features, and installing stone cladding as a component of landscape project works, including preparing for work, setting out and preparing site, preparing stone for installation, constructing structure or feature, installing stone cladding, checking quality of the work and site clean-up.The unit applies to individuals who construct stone structures and features under broad direction, and take responsibility for their own work and for the quality of the work of others.State/territory licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply in some jurisdictions. Users are advised to check with the relevant regulatory authority.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Related Courses

Diploma Horticulture AHC50416
Certificate III Horticulture AHC30716
Certificate III Parks and Gardens AHC31021
Certificate III Conservation and Ecosystem Management AHC31421
Certificate III Sports Turf Management AHC31319
Statement Attainment training Chemical Application Bridging/Refresher
Non-Accredited Training Introduction to Permaculture Design

More Information

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