Certificate III in Horticulture (Release 1)



Certificate III

This qualification offers a comprehensive foundation in amenity horticulture, building upon skills and knowledge gained from Certificate II in Horticulture or workplace experience. It is suitable for current or past horticultural employees seeking formal recognition.

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Certificate III in Horticulture (Release 1)


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This qualification offers a comprehensive vocational outcome in amenity horticulture. It establishes a solid foundation of skills and knowledge, building upon the capabilities acquired from the Certificate II in Horticulture or workplace experience. It is particularly suitable for current or former horticultural employees seeking formal recognition of their expertise. This qualification is the ideal pathway to enhance your career prospects in amenity horticulture.

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Why Study AHC30722 – Certificate III in Horticulture (Release 1)?

Unlock your potential in the horticulture industry with the AHC30722 – Certificate III in Horticulture (Release 1). This program is designed to provide you with practical skills and relevant knowledge that meet industry benchmarks. By completing this program, you will gain immediate skills that can be applied in various settings, while also fostering a diverse and innovative mindset. Developed by industry specialists and endorsed by sector bodies, this qualification ensures you have the practical knowledge to excel in organizations of all sizes within the horticulture industry. Experience alone is no longer sufficient; potential employers seek evidence of professional proficiency through current formal qualifications. Choose the AHC30722 – Certificate III and be ready to hit the ground running in the horticulture industry.
The nationally recognised qualification will jump-start your career as being a sought-after horticulturalist inside a growing sector. Learn how to make and take care of different types of green surroundings which are both stunning and functional and become industry ready for any satisfying career.
You should give a scope of proof to help your assessor to settle on a choice about your ability. The sorts of proof you might be approached to give can include:
  • Apprenticeship papers.
  • Safe Work Method Statements
  • Job Safety Analysis’
  • Quotes/Invoice and stock orders
  • Job Cards
  • Maintenance Reports/Service sheets
  • Testing and diagnostic sheets
  • ID
  • Resume
  • Payslips/work contract/ABN if self-employed
  • Letter of Employment
  • Current employment contracts
  • Letters of reference from licensed tradesmen you have worked with.
  • Videos or photos of your work.
  • Evidence of overseas qualifications.
  • Transcripts or assessments from related previous qualifications.
For a student, it is crucial to know the occupation he/she will eligible once finish a qualification successfully. If you complete this qualification, you will able to work with this role.
  • gardener
  • horticulturist
  • landscape construction
  • landscape maintenance
  • nursery production
  • production horticulturist at a trade level
  • retail nursery
To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in:
  • 17 units of competency:
  • 11 core units plus
  • 6 elective units.
Elective units must ensure the integrity of the qualification’s Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome. The electives are to be chosen as follows:
  • 3 units must be from the electives listed below
  • the remaining 3 units must be selected from electives listed below, or any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course.
Core Units
AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals
AHCCHM307 Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases
AHCIRG346 Operate pressurised irrigation systems
AHCMOM304 Operate machinery and equipment
AHCPCM308 Identify and select plants
AHCPGD309 Perform specialist amenity pruning
AHCPMG301 Control weeds
AHCPMG302 Control plant pests, diseases and disorders
AHCSOL304 Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas
AHCWHS302 Contribute to workplace health and safety processes
AHCWRK320 Apply environmentally sustainable work practices
Elective Units
AHCARB314 Implement a tree maintenance program
AHCARB316 Perform pruning operations
AHCBIO303 Apply biosecurity measures
AHCDRG305 Install drainage systems
AHCHYD301 Implement a maintenance program for hydroponic systems
AHCIRG337 Measure irrigation delivery system performance
AHCIRG338 Troubleshoot irrigation systems
AHCLSC316 Implement a paving project
AHCMOM203 Operate basic machinery and equipment
AHCNSY308 Maintain nursery plants
AHCNSY310 Install and maintain plant displays
AHCNSY312 Prepare specialised plants
AHCNSY313 Implement a propagation plan
AHCPCM204 Recognise plants
AHCPCM303 Identify plant specimens
AHCPCM305 Implement a plant nutrition program
AHCPCM306 Provide information on plants and their culture
AHCPCM307 Report on health and condition of trees
AHCPGD307 Implement a plant establishment program
AHCPGD308 Plan and maintain plant displays
AHCPGD310 Implement a landscape maintenance program
AHCSOL305 Prepare growing media
AHCTRF306 Prepare sports turf surfaces for play
AHCTRF308 Establish turf
AHCTRF309 Implement a grassed area maintenance program
AHCWAT303 Access, extract and monitor water for irrigation
AHCWRK317 Coordinate work site activities
AHCWRK321 Provide on-job training support
AHCWRK322 Conduct site inspections
PUASES008 Undertake storm and water damage operations
TLILIC2014 Licence to drive a light rigid vehicle
TLILIC2015 Licence to drive a medium rigid vehicle
TLILIC2016 Licence to drive a heavy rigid vehicle

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