AHC40516 | 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.