Diploma of Parks and Gardens Management

The Diploma of Parks and Gardens Management reflects the role of those who manage private parks and gardens or personnel working in local government as parks mangers.


Packaging Rules

Completion of twelve (12) units made up of five (5) core units and seven (7) elective units.


a minimum of five (5) units must come from the elective units list

a maximum of two (2) units may be selected from the elective units or from units aligned to Certificate IV or above 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.



Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCBUS501A

Manage staff

add topic AHCBUS504A

Prepare estimates, quotes and tenders

Parks and gardens

Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCPGD503A

Manage parks and reserves

add topic AHCPGD504A

Develop and implement a streetscape management plan


Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCTRF501A

Plan the establishment of sports turf playing surfaces


Parks and gardens

Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCPGD501A

Manage plant cultural practices

add topic AHCPGD502A

Plan the restoration of parks and gardens

add topic AHCPGD505A

Conduct comprehensive inspection of park facilities


Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCARB501A

Assess trees

add topic AHCARB502A

Identify, select and specify trees

add topic AHCARB503A

Diagnose tree diseases

add topic AHCARB504A

Develop a tree protection program

add topic AHCARB505A

Document and audit tree work


Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCBUS503A

Negotiate and monitor contracts

add topic BSBFIM501A

Manage budgets and financial plans

add topic BSBHRM506A

Manage recruitment selection and induction processes

add topic AHCWRK511A

Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability

add topic TLIR4002A

Source goods/services and evaluate contractors

add topic TLIR4003A

Negotiate a contract


Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCCHM501A

Develop and manage a chemical use strategy


Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCIRG501A

Audit irrigation systems

add topic AHCIRG502A

Design irrigation system maintenance and monitoring programs

add topic AHCIRG503A

Design irrigation, drainage and water treatment systems

add topic AHCIRG504A

Develop an irrigation and drainage management plan


Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCLSC501A

Survey and establish site levels

add topic AHCLSC502A

Manage landscape projects

add topic AHCLSC503A

Manage a tree transplanting program

Occupational health and safety

Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCOHS501A

Manage Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) processes


Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCPCM501A

Diagnose plant health problems

add topic AHCPCM502A

Collect and classify plants

add topic AHCPCM503A

Specify plants for landscapes

add topic AHCPCM504A

Design and maintain a specialised landscape


    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, Advanced Diploma of Horticulture.

    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:

    Parks and Gardens Manager

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

Writing to audience needs

Interpreting the needs of internal/external customers

Applying numeracy skills to workplace requirements

Establishing/using networks

Sharing information

Negotiating responsively


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

Applying teamwork skills to a range of situations

Identifying and using the strengths of other team members


Developing practical and creative solutions to workplace problems

Showing interdependence and initiative in identifying problems

Solving problems individually or in teams

Applying a range of strategies in problem solving

Using numeracy skills to solve problems

Testing assumptions and taking context into account

Initiative and enterprise

Adapting to new situations

Being creative in response to workplace challenges

Identifying opportunities that might not be obvious to others

Generating a range of options in response to workplace matters

Translating ideas into actions

Developing a strategic, creative long-term vision

Planning and organising

Collecting analysing and organising information

Using basic business systems for planning and organising

Being appropriately resourceful

Taking initiative and making decisions within workplace role

Participating in continuous improvement and planning processes

Working within or establishing clear project goals and deliverables

Determining or applying required resources

Allocating people and other resources to tasks and workplace requirements

Managing time and priorities

Adapting resource allocations to cope with contingencies


Taking responsibility at the appropriate level


Defining own learning needs

Carrying out independent learning to improve capability


Using technology and related workplace equipment

Using technology to organise data