Certificate II in Parks and Gardens

This qualification provides an occupational outcome in parks and gardens. The parks and gardens industry expects this qualification to be achieved to meet job outcomes at this level.


Packaging Rules

Completion of fifteen (15) units made up of ten (10) core units and five (5) elective units.


a minimum of two (2) units must be selected from the elective unit list

a maximum of three (3) units may be selected from units aligned to Certificate II or III in AHC10 or from any other currently endorsed training package or accredited course. Selected units must be relevant to job outcomes in the parks and gardens industry.


Occupational Health and Safety

add topic AHCOHS201A Participate in OHS processes


add topic AHCCHM201A Apply chemicals under supervision


add topic AHCIRG206A Maintain pressurised irrigation systems

Machinery operation and maintenance

add topic AHCMOM203A Operate basic machinery and equipment

Parks and gardens

add topic AHCPGD201A Plant trees and shrubs

add topic AHCPGD206A Conduct visual inspection of park facilities

Pest management

add topic AHCPMG201A Treat weeds


add topic AHCPCM201A Recognise plants

Soils and media

add topic AHCSOL201A Determine basic properties of soil and/or growing media


add topic AHCTRF204A Support turf establishment



add topic AHCARB201A Apply a range of treatments to trees


add topic AHCIRG203A Install micro-irrigation systems

add topic AHCIRG204A Lay irrigation and/or drainage pipes


add topic AHCLSC201A Assist with landscape construction work

Machinery operation and maintenance

add topic AHCMOM204A Undertake operational maintenance of machinery

add topic AHCMOM211A Operate side by side utility vehicles


add topic AHCNSY203A Undertake propagation activities

Parks and gardens

add topic AHCPGD202A Prepare and maintain plant displays

add topic AHCPGD203A Prune shrubs and small trees

add topic AHCPGD205A Prepare a grave site

Pest management

add topic AHCPMG202A Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders


add topic AHCTRF202A Prepare turf surfaces for play

add topic AHCTRF203A Renovate grassed areas


add topic AHCWRK207A Collect and record production data

add topic AHCWRK209A Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices


    Qualification pathways

    Pathways into the qualification

    This qualification may be accessed by direct entry.

    Pathways from the qualification

    Further training pathways from this qualification include, but are not limited to, Certificate III in Parks and Gardens.

    Australian Apprenticeships

    This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship.

    Licensing considerations

    There are no specific licences that relate to this qualification.

    Job roles

    Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

    Assistant gardener


Entry Requirements

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Licensing Information

Refer to Pathways Information

Employability Skills


Employability Skill

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:


Listening and understanding

Speaking clearly and directly

Reading and interpreting workplace related documentation


Working as an individual and a team member

Working with diverse individuals and groups


Solving problems individually or in teams

Initiative and enterprise

Adapting to new situations

Planning and organising

Collecting analysing and organising information

Taking initiative and making decisions within workplace role

Participating in continuous improvement and planning


Taking responsibility at the appropriate level


Learning in order to accommodate change


Using technology and related workplace equipment

Using basic technology skills

Applying OHS knowledge when using technology