Parks and Gardens

About the Course

Excited by beautiful local parks and gardens? Love to make greenscapes even more beautiful? Then the Certificate III in Parks and Gardens is the course for you.

Developed by expert horticulturalists, this course will teach you about:

- Pest management
- Plant nutrition
- Soils
- Turf establishment
- Environmental work practices

You can also learn skills from other selected areas, such as:

- Arboriculture
- Chemical use
- Irrigation
- Landscaping
- Parks and gardens
- Machinery operation

This nationally recognised qualification opens up employment opportunities such as a municipal gardener or horticulturalist and is an excellent way to turn your passion for nature into a career.

This course offers flexible delivery options and allows for Australian Apprenticeships.

NSW Skills List

This qualification is on the NSW Skills List. The NSW Government will subsidise eligible students to undertake this qualification. For more information see Smart and Skilled

Available as an apprenticeship

On-campus learning of theoretical content will be supplemented with workplace experiences. Students will have access to workplaces which can provide experiences and learning to support the agreed units for the qualification. (for apprentices)

OR

It is envisaged that the workplace will be able to provide relevant experiences to support the classroom delivery.

TAFE at School (TVET)

TAFE Western offers many face to face and flexible TVET courses giving you the option of gaining a vocational qualification whilst you are at school. A TVET qualification can count towards your HSC, and 74.8% of TAFE graduates move into employment upon completion of their vocational qualifications. TVET is a great way to gain some practical skills in an adult learning environment, and the skills and experience you learn could also count towards your next qualification.

School Trainee

This course is targeted to people who have access to a combination of school, part time employment and vocational study.

All training will be conducted in the workplace and supported by:

  • learning resources provided by TAFE Western
  • standard operating procedures and work instructions available in the workplace
  • equipment provided in the workplace

Students undertaking employment based learning will have access to TAFE facilities and support including:

  • Student HUB, library facilities and Education Support Officers to support research and independent learning activities
  • TAFE Counsellors, Aboriginal Community Consultants and Disability Support Services

Qualification Certificate III
National Code AHC31016
Where can I study?

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Career Opportunities

Parks and Gardens Tradesperson

Study Options

Recognition of Prior Learning

Student Hubs

TAFE Western Connect - Choose how or where you study:

  • Online - Study using TAFE Western's online learning website
  • Workplace - Study at work supported by your supervisor and TAFE Western
  • Blended Learning - Study via a combination of online, workshops, web/video conferencing and mobile training units

On Campus - Study at a TAFE campus

You may have skills, knowledge, previous training or experience which is relevant to this course. If so, you may wish to have this recognised. This may also reduce your training time. For further information, visit Recognition and RPL

Our Student Hubs are a great place to study, relax and find out more about how you can get the most out of your studies.

Where can I study?

Dubbo

  Starts Anytime

  Part time

  Blended Learning

Enrolment Code: AHC31016-01V01-19DUB-007

Orange

  Starts in February

  Part time

  On Campus

Enrolment Code: AHC31016-01V01-19ORA-030

Dubbo

How will I study?

Delivery Location: Dubbo College, Narromine Road Campus

A Parks and Gardens traineeship is for those that really love the great outdoors and are happy to be involved in a wide range of gardening tasks.

This course is designed as entry level for employees that wish to be empoyed in parks, gardens, horticulture or nurseries. It will also give you some credits towards units in both Landscape Construction and Sports Turf Management.

This program includes activities which are to be completed in your own time.

When will I study?

Class attendance is Part time

Attendance at TAFE is by block delivery. There will be 9 four day blocks in the first year and 5 four day blocks in the second year plus some flexible study.

Course length: 5 hours per week for 2 Years

What will I pay?

The amount you pay will depend on your individual circumstances.

TAFE NSW Government-subsidised fee (for eligible students): Up to $2,620.00 per course (GST free).

The fee that is displayed is the price for a student completing their second qualification and meeting eligibility criteria. The fee you pay may be lower depending on your personal circumstances and eligibility for a subsidised place, a concession or an exemption. In some cases there are limited government subsidised places available.

Please contact your nearest TAFE Western campus or call us on 1300 823 393 for a personal fee assessment and to find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place. If you do not gain a subsidised place you may be able to enrol and pay the non-government subsidised fee.

A payment must be made towards your course fee (if applicable) at the time you enrol or your place in the class will not be confirmed and you will not be able to access any of your learning resources.

Who can I talk to?

Please contact the TAFE West Region Hotline on 131601.

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Orange

How will I study?

Delivery Location: Orange College, Forest Road Campus

All resources are supplied by the TAFE required to complete the course. The campus at Forest Rd has extensive grounds and facilities allowing for a quality learning experience.

The course gives students both practical and a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of the Horticultural industry. Some of the units covered include controlling weeds, pests and diseases, installing irrigation, plantidentification and their uses.

This course is designed as entry level for employees that wish to be empoyed in parks, gardens, horticulture or nurseries. It will also give you some credits towards units in both Landscape Construction and Sports Turf Management.

This program includes activities which are to be completed in your own time.

When will I study?

Class attendance is Part time

You will be required to attend face to face from 8:30 to 3:00pm. Ist year is on a Tuesday, 2nd year is on a Wednesday, 3rd year is on a Thursday and course is completed in 1st semester.

Course length: 6 hours per week for 3 Years

Classes start at 8:30 AM and end at 3:00 PM
Start Date: 5 February 2019
End Date: 4 July 2021

What will I pay?

The amount you pay will depend on your individual circumstances.

TAFE NSW Government-subsidised fee (for eligible students): Up to $2,620.00 per course (GST free).

The fee that is displayed is the price for a student completing their second qualification and meeting eligibility criteria. The fee you pay may be lower depending on your personal circumstances and eligibility for a subsidised place, a concession or an exemption. In some cases there are limited government subsidised places available.

Please contact your nearest TAFE Western campus or call us on 1300 823 393 for a personal fee assessment and to find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place. If you do not gain a subsidised place you may be able to enrol and pay the non-government subsidised fee.

A payment must be made towards your course fee (if applicable) at the time you enrol or your place in the class will not be confirmed and you will not be able to access any of your learning resources.

Payment Options

Eligible For Instalments

TAFE Western can also make arrangements for payment by instalment. Contact us to discuss how you can use these arrangements.

Who can I talk to?

Please contact the TAFE West Region Hotline on 131601.

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