CERTIFICATE III IN PARKS AND GARDENS

 

Note: This course is for delivery to National Students only.

Course Duration:

52 Weeks

Study Mode:

Classroom face to face

Online – Moodle

Distance – for persons employed in the industry

Apprenticeship

VET in Schools

Unit & Assessment Information:

Completion of sixteen (16) selected units as below.

Unit Assessment
AHCPMG302AControl pests, diseases and disorders Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
or Moodle based Assessment Guide.
AHCCHM303APrepare and apply chemicals Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
or Moodle based Assessment Guide.
AHCARB302AConduct tree inspections Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
or Moodle based Assessment Guide.
AHCPGD305AConduct operational inspection of park facilities Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
or Moodle based Assessment Guide.
AHCIRG306ATroubleshoot Irrigation system Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
or Moodle based Assessment Guide.
AHCOHS301AContribute to OHS processes Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
or Moodle based Assessment Guide.
AHCPCM301AImplement a plant nutrition program Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
or Moodle based Assessment Guide.
AHCPMG301AControl weeds Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
or Moodle based Assessment Guide.
AHCCHM304ATransport, handle and store chemicals Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
or Moodle based Assessment Guide.
AHCPCM302AProvide information on plants and their culture Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
or Moodle based Assessment Guide.
AHCWRK303ARespond to Emergencies Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
or Moodle based Assessment Guide.
AHCSOL301APrepare growing media Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
or Moodle based Assessment Guide.
AHCSOL302AConstruct a soil profile Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
or Moodle based Assessment Guide.
AHCTRF302AEstablish turf Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
or Moodle based Assessment Guide.
AHCWRK313AImplement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
or Moodle based Assessment Guide.
AHCMOM304AOperate machinery and equipment Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
or Moodle based Assessment Guide.

 

Classifications

ANZSCO 362211 Gardener (General)

Entry requirements

Age:  16 plus
Language, Literacy and Numeracy: Completion of Language, Literacy and Numeracy Assessment, asssessed by Language Studies Department
Academic:
Completion of equivalent to certificate II or higher, Year 10 equivalent completed, or currently employed in the Horticulture Industry, with at least 12 months equivalent employment.

Tuition Costs

Please see fee schedule from relevant National Student page.

CERTIFICATE IV IN PARKS AND GARDENS

 

CRICOS Course Code:

092567K

Course Duration:

52 weeks

Study Mode:

National Students:

Classroom face to face

Online – Moodle

Distance

International Students:

Classroom face to face only (20 hours per week)

 

Unit & Assessment Information:

Completion of fourteen (14) selected units as below.

Unit Assessment
AHCPCM401ARecommend plants and cultural practices Assessment 1Written Tasks & practical activitiesAssessment 2   Plant resource package & Plant identification Excursion ReportAssessment 3Written Examination ( Closed book)
AHCCHM401AMinimise risks in the use of chemicals Assignment 1– Short Answer Research QuestionsAssignment 2– Short Answer Questions & Risk Assessment (Practical Exercise)Assignment 3 – Spray Calibration, spill kitWritten Examination
AHCCHM402APlan and implement a chemical use program Assignment 1 – Short Answer Research QuestionsAssignment 2 – Short Answer Questions & Risk Assessment (Practical Exercise)Assignment 3 – Spray Calibration, spill kitWritten Examination
AHCBUS402ACost a project Assessment item 1 – Written Task – Planning project activities, work scheduling, identifying OHS hazard & assessing risks, risk control methods, resource listing, factors affecting resource costs, OHS legislations, Australian standardsModern Industry awardsAssessment Item 2- Report- Measuring and calculation unit & total cost, Add-on costs, federal charges and taxes, leave entitlements, adjustment requirements, developing Total cost summary.Assessment item 3 – Oral Presentation
AHCPGD401A Design a plant display Assessment item 1 Project 1– Design brief, site, measurement, Project base plan, site evaluation, plant selection for display and specification, concept plan, design documentsAssessment item 2 – Written questions- Establishing quality standards for plants, legal attribute, biophysical factors, historical modification influences, local by-laws and restriction, workplace hards and associated risks
AHCPGD402APlan a plant establishment program Assessment Item 1 Project Report – Site assessment, developing  plant pallet, material type and specification, fertilisers and pest control, machinery and equipment, Labour for the project, Task schedules
AHCOHS401AMaintain Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) processes Assignment 1 – A&B Written Task- Identifying hazards, assessing risks, level of risk, risk level matrix, safety training, PPE, Hazardous substances, OHS policies & procedures, Legislations, regulations and code of practicesAssignment  2 A – Written Task – staff participation in monitoring and reporting OHS issues, Staff consultation, Hazards in agriculture and horticulture workplace, hierarchy of control,  case scenariosAssignment  2 – B Written Task- Emergency events, evacuation plans, staff training, JSA’sAssessment 3 – Written Examination ( Closed book)
AHCOHS301AContribute to OHS processes Assignment 1 – A&B Written Task- Identifying hazards, assessing risks, level of risk, risk level matrix, safety training, PPE, Hazardous substances, OHS policies & procedures, Legislations, regulations and code of practicesAssignment  2 A – Written Task – staff participation in monitoring and reporting OHS issues, Staff consultation, Hazards in agriculture and horticulture workplace, hierarchy of control,  case scenariosAssignment  2 – B Written Task- Emergency events, evacuation plans, staff training, JSA’sAssessment 3 – Written Examination ( Closed book)
BSBITU404AProduce complex desktop published documents Assessment item 1 Task 1- Prepare business documentsAssessment item 2 Task 2 – Prepare business documentAssessment item 3 Task 3-  Prepare desktop publish documents( MS Word)Assessment item 4Task 4 – Prepare desktop published documents(MS Excel)Assessment item 5

Task 5 – prepare desktop published documents(MS Word)

Assessment item 6

Task 6 – prepare desktop published documents(MS Word)

AHCSOL401ASample soils and interprets results Assessment item 1 -Task 1- Written Questions– soil profile and horizons, conducting soil surveys, soil samplings, hazard identification and risk assessment, soil texture and structure, soil, plant & water relationshipTask 2 – Practical activities – Determining soil depth and color, soil texture, soil structure and stability, soil pH, Soil EC,Assessment item 2 Task 1- written Questions – plant nutrition program, recording climate data, CEC, nutrient for plant growth, essential micro & macro- nutrients, nutrient status in soil, nutrient disorders symptoms, fertilisers types and methods of applicationsTask 2 – Fertiliser calculationsAssessment Item 3-Report – Developing plant nutrition programAssessment Item 4-Examination (Closed Book)
AHCPCM402ADevelop a soil health and plant nutrition program Assessment item 1 -Task 1- Written Questions– soil profile and horizons, conducting soil surveys, soil samplings, hazard identification and risk assessment, soil texture and structure, soil, plant & water relationshipTask 2 – Practical activities – Determining soil depth and color, soil texture, soil structure and stability, soil pH, Soil EC,Assessment item 2 Task 1- written Questions – plant nutrition program, recording climate data, CEC, nutrient for plant growth, essential micro & macro- nutrients, nutrient status in soil, nutrient disorders symptoms, fertilisers types and methods of applicationsTask 2 – Fertiliser calculationsAssessment Item 3-Report – Developing plant nutrition programAssessment Item 4-Examination (Closed Book)
AHCTRF401ADevelop a sports turf maintenance program Assessment item 1 -Task 1 – 3Growth habits, soil & growing media characteristics, nutrient requirements, hazard identification and risk assessment, risk control, turf establishment methods,  soil analysis, maintenance requirements and practices, soil additives & ameliorants, fertiliser types and product, common diseases and pests of turf grass.Assessment Item 2-ReportDeveloping sports turf management planAssessment Item 3-Examination (Closed Book)
PSPPM402BManage simple projects Assessment Item 1Project Report –   Developing project plan, monitor and report on project progress.Assessment Item 2 Oral Presentation –Review project outcomeAssessment Item 3Short Answer QuestionsDefining project objectives, project schedules, recording project progress, accessing performance, reviewing project
AHCIRG408A Schedule irrigations Assessment Task 1 –Part A & BEstimating plant water use, soil water deficit, soil moisture status,  Assignment Task 2- Irrigation application methods, moisture monitoring tools and applications, scheduling irrigation methods and limitations , calculations for irrigation water requirement, scheduling requirements, water volume requirement, system efficiency,Crop water use ,Assessment Item 3 – Practical activitiesCalculation of irrigation system efficiency, application efficiency, water budgeting, water quality analysis

 

Classifications

ANZSCO 362211 Gardener (General)

 

Entry requirements

Age:  16 plus
Language, Literacy and Numeracy: Completion of Language, Literacy and Numeracy Assessment, asssessed by Language Studies Department
Academic: Completion of equivalent to Certificate III or higher, Year 10 equivalent completed, or currently employed in the Horticulture Industry, with at least 12 months equivalent employment.

Tuition Costs

Please see fee schedule from relevant National or International Student page.

DIPLOMA OF PARKS AND GARDENS MANAGEMENT

 

Note: This course is for delivery to National Students only.

Duration:

52 weeks

 

Study Mode:

National Students:

Classroom face to face

Online – Moodle

Distance.

 

Unit & Assessment Information:

Completion of twelve (12) selected units as below.

 

Unit Assessment
AHCBUS501 Manage staff

Assessment item 1 Task 1 –5  Extended Answer Questions

Assessment item 2Examination – Closed Book

AHCBUS504 Prepare estimates, quotes and tenders

Assessment item 1-Written Task- Project preliminary planning activities

Assessment Item 2 Report 1 – Determining resources requirement

Assessment item 3 Report 2- Preparing schedule and estimation documents

AHCPGD503 Manage parks and reserves

Assessment item 1: Written Questions

Assessment item 2: Develop and monitor management plan : written task

Assessment Item 3: Identify and analyse stock control system : practical task

Assessment Item 4 Report 1: Establishing purchasing plan & analyse stock control system

Assessment Item 5: Report 2: Establish operations schedule, manage office and monitoring and reviewing report on changing conditions

AHCPGD504 Develop and implement a streetscape management plan

Assessment Item 1 Assignment 1: Street space management plan and Planning activities

Assessment Item 2 Assignment 2 Prepare and analyse site description

Assessment Item 3 Report- Identify management strategies & prepare and implement management plan

AHCTRF501 Plan the establishment of sports turf playing surfaces

Assessment item 1 Assignment 1 – Written questions

Assessment Item 2 Assignment 2 –turf establishment requirements

Assessment Item 3 Assignment 3- turf establishing plan and specification

AHCPGD502 Plan the restoration of parks and gardens

Assessment Item 1 Assignment 1- Heritage legislation and regulations

Assessment Item 2 Assignment 2- Garden History

Assessment Item 3 Report- Restoration strategy for selected garden

AHCARB503 Develop a tree protection program

Assessment Item 1 Activities 1-8  specific tree work, organising tree inspection, preparing audit checklist, providing feedback to contractors and other stockholders, corrective action request.

Assessment Item 2 Report – tree protection strategies for selected site

AHCWHS501Manage work health and safety processes

Assessment Item 1 Task-Short Answer Questions and Scenario Analysis

Assessment Item 2 Role play – OH&S negotiation role playWorkplace.

Assessment Item 3 Audit report and checklist
Assessment Item 4Close Book Examination

AHCPCM502 Collect and classify plants

Assessment Item 1 Assignment 1. Plant collection and ethics

Assessment Item 2 Assignment 2- specimen collection and preservation technique

Assessment Item 3 Assignment 3 – Plant identification using key

AHCPCM503 Specify plants for landscapes

Assessment Item 1 Assignment 1 – Urban landscape Plants

Assessment Item 2Assignment 2- Plant Selected for given situation

Assessment Item 3Assignment 3- Conifer selection

Assessment Item 4 Report – Plant selection for specific purposeTutorial review paper

AHCCHM501 Develop   and   manage   a   chemical   use strategy

Assignment 1– Short Answer Research Questions

Assignment 2– Short Answer Questions & Risk Assessment (Practical Exercise)

Assignment 3 – Spraying equipment  Calibration, spill kit Written Examination

AHCCHM402 Plan and implement a chemical use program

Assignment 1– Short Answer Research Questions

Assignment 2– Short Answer Questions & Risk Assessment (Practical Exercise)

Assignment 3 – Spraying equipment  Calibration, spill kit Written Examination

 

Classifications

ANZSCO 362211 Gardener (General)

 

Entry requirements

Age:  16 plus
Language, Literacy and Numeracy: Completion of Language, Literacy and Numeracy Assessment, asssessed by Language Studies Department
Academic: Completion of equivalent to Certificate IV or higher, Year 12 equivalent completed, or currently employed in the Horticulture Industry, with at least 36 months equivalent employment.

Tuition Costs

Please see fee schedule from relevant National Student page.

CERTIFICATE II IN PARKS AND GARDENS

 

Note: This course is for delivery to National Students only.

Course Duration:

20 Weeks

VET in Schools – 1 School Calender Year

Study Mode:

Classroom (face to face)

Online – Moodle

Distance

Traineeship

VET in Schools

Unit & Assessment Information:

Completion of fifteen (15) units as below.

Unit Assessment
AHCNSY203AUndertake propagation activities Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
AHCPMG201ATreat weeds Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
AHCOHS201AParticipate in OHS processes Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
AHCWRK204AWork effectively in the industry Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
AHCSOL201ADetermine basic properties of soils / growing media Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
AHCPMG202ATreat pests, diseases and disorders Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
AHCCHM201AApply chemicals under supervision Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
AHCBIO202AFollow site quarantine procedures Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
AHCNSY201APot up plants Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
AHCNSY202ATend nursery plants Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
AHCPCM201ARecognise plants Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
AHCIRG202AAssist with the operation of pressurized irrigation Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
AHCWRK209AParticipate in environmentally sustainable work practices Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
AHCPGD203APrune shrubs and small trees Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
HLTFA201AProvide basic emergency life support Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)

 

 

Classifications

ANZSCO 841411 Garden Labourer

 

Entry requirements

Age:  16 plus
Language, Literacy and Numeracy: Completion of Language, Literacy and Numeracy Assessment, asssessed by Language Studies Department
Academic: Completion of equivalent to Certificate I, or Year 9 equivalent, or currently employed in the horticulture industry.

 

Tuition Costs

Please see fee schedule from relevant National Student page.