Certificate III in Parks and Gardens

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.


Packaging Rules

Completion of sixteen (16) units made up of ten (10) core units and six (6) elective units.


a minimum of three (3) units must come from the elective unit list

a maximum of three (3) units may be selected from units aligned to Certificates II, III or IV 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 AHCOHS301A Contribute to OHS processes


add topic AHCARB302A Conduct tree inspections

Parks and gardens

add topic AHCPGD305A Conduct operational inspection of park facilities

Pest management

add topic AHCPMG301A Control weeds

add topic AHCPMG302A Control plant pests, diseases and disorders


add topic AHCPCM301A Implement a plant nutrition program

Soils and media

add topic AHCSOL301A Prepare growing media

add topic AHCSOL302A Construct a soil profile


add topic AHCTRF302A Establish turf


add topic AHCWRK313A Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices



add topic AHCARB301A Implement a tree maintenance program

add topic AHCARB308A Install cable and bracing

add topic AHCARB309A Implement a tree protection program

add topic FPIFGM3205A Fall trees manually (advanced)


add topic AHCCHM303A Prepare and apply chemicals

add topic AHCCHM304A Transport, handle and store chemicals


add topic AHCIRG301A Implement a maintenance program for an irrigation system

add topic AHCIRG302A Install irrigation systems

add topic AHCIRG303A Measure irrigation delivery system performance

add topic AHCIRG305A Operate pressurised irrigation systems

add topic AHCIRG306A Troubleshoot irrigation systems


add topic AHCLSC301A Set out site for construction works

add topic AHCLSC302A Construct landscape features using concrete

add topic AHCLSC303A Construct brick and or block structures and features

add topic AHCLSC304A Erect timber structures and features

add topic AHCLSC305A Construct stone structures and features

add topic AHCLSC306A Implement a paving project

add topic AHCLSC307A Implement a retaining wall project

add topic AHCLSC308A Install metal structures and features

add topic AHCLSC309A Install water features

add topic AHCLSC310A Implement a tree transplanting program

Machinery operation and maintenance

add topic AHCMOM304A Operate machinery and equipment

Natural area restoration

add topic AHCNAR301A Maintain natural areas

add topic AHCNAR303A Implement revegetation works

Parks and gardens

add topic AHCPGD301A Implement a plant establishment program

add topic AHCPGD302A Plan and maintain plant displays

add topic AHCPGD303A Perform specialist amenity pruning

add topic AHCPGD304A Implement a landscape maintenance program

add topic AHCPGD306A Implement a maintenance program for an aquatic environment


add topic AHCPCM302A Provide information on plants and their culture

add topic AHCPCM303A Identify plant specimens


add topic AHCTRF301A Construct turf playing surfaces

add topic AHCTRF303A Implement a grassed area maintenance program

add topic AHCTRF304A Monitor turf health

add topic AHCTRF305A Renovate sports turf


    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 IV in Parks and Gardens.

    Australian Apprenticeships

    This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship.

    Job roles

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

    Municipal/city gardener


Entry Requirements

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Licensing Information

Not Applicable

Employability Skills


Employability Skill

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:


Listening and understanding

Speaking clearly and directly

Reading and interpreting workplace related documentation

Interpreting the needs of internal/external customers

Applying numeracy skills to workplace requirements


Working as an individual and a team member

Working with diverse individuals and groups

Applying knowledge of own role as a part of a team


Developing practical and creative solutions to workplace problems

Showing interdependence and initiative in identifying problems

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

Managing time and priorities


Taking responsibility at the appropriate level


Participating in ongoing learning

Learning new skills and techniques


Using technology and related workplace equipment

Using basic technology skills

Applying OHS knowledge when using technology