Description:

This qualification provides an occupational outcome in parks and gardens.  The  horticulture  industry  expects  this qualification to be achieved to meet job outcomes at this level.

A Horticultural trades assistant is likely to be involved in a wide range of gardening tasks under limited supervision. Work undertaken as a horticultural assistant could include:

  • planting, transplanting and pruning small trees and shrubs operating equipment and machinery
  • maintaining properties and structures processes under taking irrigation and drainage
  • maintenance activities
  • treating weeds, pests and disease
  • establishing and renovating grassed areas
  • supporting re-vegetation works

There are several ways to get work as a horticultural trades assistant. In a parks and training as a horticultural assistant before moving to work as a horticultural trades assistant. Individuals with general horticultural experience are often able to obtain work as horticultural trades assistants on a casual basis in domestic and large private gardens.

Campus: Melbourne / Werribee South / Cairns
Duration: 24 Months VCAL / VETis or 6 months full-time
Intakes: Fortnightly
Mode (Domestic Students): Face-to-Face

Distance (must have workplace to practice)

Online Moodle (must have workplace to practice)

Course Costs: $2500
Mode (International Students): Not Available

 

Training & Employment Outcomes

This qualification provide an occupational outcome in horticulture.  The horticulture expects this qualification to be achieved to meet job outcomes at this level.

No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Units

Completion of fifteen (15) units.

AHCWHS201 Participate in work health and safety processes Task 1 – Short answer questions & Practical activity – Enterprise procedures relating to to hazards, fires, emergencies, accidents and risk control; OHS signs and symbols relevant to area of work.Task 2 – Online test
AHCCHM201 Apply chemicals under supervision Activity 1  Short  answer questions about Preparing spray equipmentActivity 2  Short  answer questions about Calibration of boom spray

Activity 3 Short  answer questions about Identify hazards and assess risks associated with hazardous substances

Activity 4  Short  answer questions about Personal and public safety in using hazardous substances

Activity 5 Short  answer questions about Disposing of water waste

Activity 6 Short  answer questions about Accidental poisoning

Activity 7 Short  answer questions about Correctly apply treatment

Activity 8 Short  answer questions about Storage of chemicals

Activity 9 Short  answer questions about Recording and reporting chemical application and storage details

AHCIRG221  Assist with pressurised irrigation operations Activity / Learning Guide (this includes practical assessments).
AHCMOM203 – Operate basic machinery and equipment Activity / Learning Guide (this includes practical assessments).
AHCPGD201 Plant trees and shrubs Activity 1 Written questions about Workplace risk assessmentActivity 2 Checklist on Preparation for planting operations

Activity 3 Written questions about Site preparation

Activity 4 Written questions about Prepare trees and shrubs for planting

Activity 5 Written questions about Inspect plants and report problem

Activity 6 Written questions about Install trees and shrubs

AHCPGD206 Conduct visual inspection of park facilities Activity 1 Workplace Risk AssessmentActivity 2 Written Questions about Visual inspection of park facilities

Activity 3 Demonstration/observation park inspection

Activity 4 Written Task (inventory lists)

Activity 5  Written Task (hazards and recommendations)

Activity 6  Written Task (report writing)

AHCPMG201 Treat weeds Activity / Learning Guide (this includes practical assessments).
AHCPCM204 Recognise plants Activity 1 Written task (Prepare plant for recognition )

Activity 2 Written task ( Inflorescence)

Activity 3 Sketching task (leaves)

Activity 4 Written task ( Information on plants )

AHCSOL203 Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing Activity 1 Written task ( Locating services)

Activity 2 Written task (Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare)

Activity 3 Written task (Personal Protective Equipment)

Activity 4 Written task (Soil texture)

Activity 5 Written task (Soil structure)

Activity 6 Written task (Soil colour)

Activity 7 Written task (Soil chemical properties)

Activity 8 Written task (Properties of growing media)

Activity 9 Calculating task ( Air Filled Porosity)

AHCPGD203 Prune shrubs and small trees Activity 1 Written task ( Workplace Hazard Identification & Risk Assessment)

Activity 2 Written task (PPE Selection & Maintenance)

Activity 3 Written task (Identifying tools for pruning situation)

Activity 4 Written task ( Pruning techniques)

Activity 5 Written task ( Compartmentalisation of decay in trees)

AHCWRK204 Work effectively in the industry Activity 1 & Activity 2  Written task – Understanding your workplace structureActivity 3 Written task – Understanding the horticulture industry

Activity 4 Short answer questions – Occupational health and safety

Activity 5 Written task – The Code of Practice in your workplace

Activity 6 Conduct a daily work schedule

Activity 7 Identify tasks in priority from daily work schedule you prepared in previous activity.

Activity 8 Written task – Positive actions on problems

MEM18001C Use hand tools Activity / Learning Guide (this includes practical assessments).
AHCPMG202 – Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders Activity 1 Written questions  ( Identifying insects and mites)Activity 2 Written questions (Identifying plant diseases)

Activity 3 Written questions ( Monitoring pests and diseases)

Activity 4 Written questions ( Treatment methods)

Activity 5 Written questions ( Treatment application)

Activity 6 Written questions ( Post treatment operations)

AHCNSY207  Undertake propagation activities Activity 1 Practical task (Separating cells for seedlings)Activity 2 Multiple choice questions (Separating cells for seedlings)

Activity 3 Short answer questions (Separating cells for seedlings)

Activity 4 Practical task (Types of softwood cuttings)

Activity 5 Matching exercise (Types of softwood cuttings)

Activity 6 Short answer questions (Types of softwood cuttings)

Activity 7 Practical task (Lining out cuttings)

Activity 8 Short answer questions (Lining out cuttings)

Activity 9 Matching exercise (Lining out cuttings)

Activity 10 Practical task (Separation and division )

Activity 11 Multiple choice questions (Separation and division )

Activity 12 Matching exercise (Separation and division )

Activity 13 Practical task (Stenting)

Activity 14 Short answer questions (Stenting)

Activity 15 Multiple choice questions (Stenting)

Activity 16 Practical task (Budding)

Activity 17 Multiple choice questions (Stenting)

Activity 18  Practical task (Layering)

Activity 19 Multiple choice questions (Layering)

AHCWRK209 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Activity 1 Written task (Identifying resources used in own work role )

Activity 2 Written task (Documenting and measure current usage of resources using appropriate
techniques)

Activity 3 Written task ( Recording and filing documentation measuring current usage, using
technology (such as software systems) )

Activity 4 Written task (Identifying and reporting workplace environmental hazards to
appropriate personnel)

Activity 5 Written task (Reporting breaches or potential breaches to appropriate personnel )

Activity 6 Group task

Note: Units selected have been chosen with industry consultation, should clients wish to look at other units please contact ACAH or visit www.training.gov.au/Training/Details/AHC20616

Entry requirements

Age – 16 years plus.

English Proficiency Requirements: all candidates must completea Language Literacy & Numeracy Assessment, assessed by the Language Studies Department.

Academic Requirement: Completion of Equivalent to Certificate I, or Primary school equivalent, or currently employed in the parks and gardens industry or interested in career in horticulture

This qualification reflects the roles of individuals working in management roles in conservation and land management.

CRICOS Course Code:
093422G
Course Duration:
74 weeks
Classification :
  ANZSCO 234313 – Park Ranger
 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 eight (8) selected units as below.

Unit
Assessment
AHCBER602 Plan and oversee a biosecurity emergency incident

Assessment 1: Activity Booklet

Assessment 2: Online Quiz 50 questions in 60 minutes

AHCWRK511 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability

Assessment 1 – SAFETY AUDIT

Assessment 2 – SAFETY PLAN

Assessment 3 – PRESENTATION

Assessment 4 – Policy and Procedure document

AHCAGB518 Develop climate risk management strategies

Assessment 1 – Short / Extended Answer questions

Assessment 2 – 2000 Word report on climate risk mitigation in Agriculture Practical / Tutorial Exercise – Emission Scenario projections using CSIRO site

AHCILM601 Manage cultural processes in an Indigenous organisation
Internet Wiki task; Project & Presentation business analysis; Written Exam

     BSBOPS601  Develop and implement business plans

Assessment task 1 – Task 1: Presentation about a risk manage:

Assessment Task 2 – Presentation of understand of AS/NZS Risk Management

AHCLPW602 Coordinate the preparation of a regional resource management plan

Assignment 1 – Short answer situation question(s)

Assessment 2 – Preparation of Key Performance Indicator document Examination – Closed Book

AHCBUS613 Manage human resources

Assessment Item 1: Task – Short Answer Questions and Scenario Analysis

Assessment Item 2: Role play (Demonstration exercise)

Assessment item 3: Audit report and checklist Examination – Overall Assessment of Legislation and application of OHS Processes in Industry

AHCNRM604 Review ecological management plans and strategies
Presentation of Proposal submission (200 words)Write Report / Assessment (1500 words)
 Entry requirements:
Age:  16 plus
English Proficiency Requirement: all candidates must complete a Language Literacy & Numeracy Assessment, assessed by the Language Studies Department.
Academic Requirement: Completion of equivalent to Diploma or higher, Year 12 equivalent completed, or currently employed in the Agriculture Industry, with at least 36 months equivalent employment.
Tuition Costs

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

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

Unit & Assessment Information:

Completion of sixteen (16) selected units as below.

Unit Assessment
AHCWRK309 Apply environmentally sustainable work practices Assessment 1: Written questions – Identify resources and sustainable practices on farm/at workplace

Assessment 2 : Case Study – Identify current workplace practices in relation to resource usage and sustainability; apply improvement strategies.

Assessment 3 : Checklist/Survey – Workplace environmental survey

AHCPMG301 Control weeds Assessment 1 : Practical activity – weed identification and infestation assessmentAssessment 2: Written task – Plan control measures, Implement control measures and Monitor control measures.
AHCPMG302 Control plant pests, diseases and disorders Assessment 1: Written questions – identify pests, diseases and disordersAssessment 2Work site-based activity

Assessment 3Practical Activity – Assess pests, diseases and disorders

Assessment 4Online quiz & practical examination

AHCPCM302 Provide information on plants and their culture Assessment 1 : Written Questions & Case Studies – Identifying Horticulture Issues, questioning techniques, information gathering,
relevant issues & providing expert adviceAssessment 2: : Extended Answers Questions – Plant Identification techniques, Plant selection, Plant Physiology, Plant habit
and growth characteristics.

Assessment 3 : Developing Plant Profile

AHCPCM301 Implement a plant nutrition program Assessment 1 – Written questions 

Assessment 2Part A : Short answer questions & Extended written questions 

                           -Part B : Calculations

Assessment 3Part A : Verbal questions

                           – Part B : Practical exercise – Visual inspection checklists

Examination

AHCSOL305 Prepare growing media Assessment 1 : Short questions – Definitions, Terminology , Water Theory

Assessment 2 : Written extended questions – Equipment requirement, record keeping, hygiene, production requirement

Assessment 3 : Practical activity – Testing physical and chemical properties of potting mixes

AHCSOL304 Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas Assessment 1 : Short answers questions

Assignment 2   :  Practical exercise (Soil testing Ph, EC, Texture and Structure)

Assignment 3 :  Fertiliser and soil ameliorant; Prepare soils for planting or replanting

Examination

AHCPCM307 Report on health and condition of trees Activity / Learning Guide – (this includes practical assessments) or Moodle based Assessments
AHCPGD301 Implement a plant establishment program Assessment 1: Written questions – Interpreting site plans and specifications, Material, equipment, tools and machinery for plant establishment, safety checks on equipment & machinery, site hazard management, PPE selection maintenance & storage and keeping work site safe

Assessment 2 : Written questions – locating services on site, earthwork, selection and requirement of soil additives, positioning plants on site, disposal of debris and pollutant, plant inspection for health and vigour, identifying minor and major defects, post-planting care and pruning.

Assessment 3 : Practical Activity –  Inspecting planting site, plants selection criteria, preparing planting site, inspecting plant material, planting plants, reviewing establishment work and recording establishment program

AHCIRG338 Troubleshoot irrigation systems Assessment 1: Written questions and extended questions

Assessment 2: Practical activities

Examination – Knowledge skills and terminology, assessing troubleshoot irrigation systems

AHCIRG346 Operate pressurised irrigation systems Assessment 1: Short answer questions

Assessment 2: Written questions & Practical exercise – Operation of irrigation system

AHCTRF308 Establish turf Assessment 1 – written questionsAssessment 2 –

Task 1 : Assessment questions

Task 2 : Practical exercise

Task 3 : Turfgrass calculations

AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes Assessment 1 : Written questions – WHS legislations, code of practices, national standards, enterprise WHS policies and procedures

Assessment 2 : Written questions & Practical assessment – Workplace hazard identification, assessment of risk, hierarchy of control & safety training

Assessment 3 : Written questions – PPE, Incident, Accident reporting

Assessment 4 : Online quiz

AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals Assessment 1: Short answer questions – Transport and handle chemicals and biological agents; Store chemicals in the workplace; Record storage detailsAssessment 2:  Practical activity
AHCCHM307 Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases Assessment 1 : Short answer questions – Determine the need for chemical use; prepare application/spray planAssessment 2 : Calibration activity

Assessment 3 : Practical Activity – Apply chemical with various equipment; spray quality  test and selection of nozzles

AHCPCM302 Provide information on plants and their culture Assessment 1 : Short answer questions & case studies – Identifying Horticulture Issues, questioning techniques, information gathering, relevant issues & providing expert adviceAssessment 2 : Extended answer questions – Plant Identification techniques, Plant selection, Plant Physiology, Plant habit and growth characteristics.

Assessment 3 : Develop plant profile

Examination

Classifications

ANZSCO 362211 Gardener (General)

Entry requirements

Age:  16 plus
English Proficiency Requirements:  all candidates must complete a Language Literacy & Numeracy Assessment, assessed by the Language Studies Department.
Academic Requirement:
Completion of Certificate II in Horticulture or related field or equivalent to Australian Year 10 general schooling or 2 years’ work experience in horticultural related field or interested in commencing a career in horticulture.

Tuition Costs

Please see fee schedule from relevant National Student page.

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
AHCPCM404 Recommend plants and cultural practices/ AHCPGD402 – Plan a plant establishment program /AHCPGD401 – Design plant displays

Assessment 1Written Tasks & practical activities

Assessment 2   Plant resource package & Plant identification Excursion Report

Assessment 3Written Examination ( Closed book)

AHCWRK403 Supervise work routines and staff performance

Assignment 1– Short Answer Research Questions

Assignment 2– Short Answer Questions & Risk

Assessment (Practical Exercise)

Assignment 3 – Spray Calibration, spill kit

Written Examination

AHCNSY404 Plan a propagation program /AHCNSY403 – Plan a growing-on program

Assignment 1 – Short Answer Research Questions

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

Assignment 3 – Spray Calibration, spill kit

Written Examination

AHCBUS407 Cost 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 standards Modern Industry awards

Assessment 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

AHCWHS401 Maintain work Health and Safety (WHS) 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 practices

Assignment  2 A – Written Task – staff participation in monitoring and reporting OHS issues, Staff consultation, Hazards in agriculture and horticulture workplace, hierarchy of control,  case scenarios

Assignment  2 – B Written Task- Emergency events, evacuation plans, staff training, JSA’s

Assessment 3 – Written Examination ( Closed book)

AHCMOM402 Supervise maintenance of property machinery and equipment

Assessment item 1 Task 1- Prepare business documents

Assessment item 2 Task 2 – Prepare business document

Assessment item 3 Task 3-  Prepare desktop publish documents( MS Word)

Assessment item 4 Task 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)

AHCPCM406 Develop a soil health and plant nutrition program / AHCSOL406 – Sample soils and interpret 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 relationship

Task 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 applications

Task 2 – Fertiliser calculations

Assessment Item 3-Report – Developing plant nutrition program

Assessment Item 4-Examination (Closed Book)

AHCTRF403 Develop a sports turf maintenance program

Assessment item 1 -Task 1 – 3 Growth 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 plan

Assessment Item 3-Examination (Closed Book)

PSPPM402B Manage simple projects

Assessment Item 1Project Report –   Developing project plan, monitor and report on project progress.

Assessment Item 2 Oral Presentation –Review project outcome

Assessment Item 3 Short Answer Questions Defining project objectives, project schedules, recording project progress, accessing performance, reviewing project

AHCIRG437  Schedule irrigations

Assessment Task 1 –Part A & B Estimating 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 activities Calculation of irrigation system efficiency, application efficiency, water budgeting, water quality analysis

Classifications

ANZSCO 362211 Gardener (General)

Entry requirements

Age:  16 plus
English Proficiency Requirement:  all candidates must complete a Language Literacy & Numeracy Assessment, assessed by the Language Studies Department.
Academic Requirement: Completion of Certificate III in Horticulture or related field or equivalent to Australian Year 10 general schooling or 2 years work experience in horticultural related field.

Tuition Costs

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

 

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
AHCBUS511 Manage enterprise staff requirements

Assessment item 1 Task 1 –5  Extended Answer Questions

Assessment item 2Examination – Closed Book

AHCBUS515  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

AHCTRF505 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

AHCPCM501 Diagnose plant health problems

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

AHCWHS502 Manage 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

AHCWRK511 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability

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
English Proficiency Requirement: all candidates must complete a Language Literacy & Numeracy Assessment, assessed by the Language Studies Department.
Academic Requirement:  Completion of Equivalent to Diploma 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.

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

Course Duration:

20 Weeks

VET in Schools – 1 School Calendar 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
AHCCHM201 Apply chemicals under supervision

Activity 1: Prepare spray equipment

Activity 2: Prepare spray equipment ( cont)

Activity 3 : Identify hazards and assess risks associated with hazardous substances

Activity 4 : Personal and public safety in using hazardous substances

Activity 5 : Disposing of treatment waste

Activity 6 : Chemical labels and material safety data sheet (MSD)

Activity 7 : Following directions and legislative requirements for mixing/applying chemicals; correctly apply treatments

Activity 8 : Transport and handle of chemicals

Activity 9 : Recording and reporting chemical application and storage details

AHCIRG221 Assist with pressurised irrigation operation Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
AHCWHS201 Participate in work health and safety processes Activity 1 Short answer questions ( Workplace safety )Activity 2 Exercise ( Recognising hazard in the workplace)Activity 3 Short answer questions ( Risk control)

Activity 4 Short answer questions ( Risk assessment and report risk)

Activity 5 & Activity 6  Exercises ( Safety working procedures)

Practical task

End of unit test

AHCMOM203 Operate basic machinery and equipment Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
AHCPGD201 Plant trees and shrubs Activity 1 Written questions about Workplace risk assessment

Activity 2 Checklist on Preparation for planting operations

Activity 3 Written questions about Site preparation

Activity 4 Written questions about Prepare trees and shrubs for planting

Activity 5 Written questions about Inspect plants and report problem

Activity 6 Written questions about Install trees and shrubs

AHCPGD206 Conduct visual inspection of park facilities Activity 1 Work placer risk assessment

Activity 2 Written question ( Park facilities)

Activity 3 Demonstration/ Observation checklist park inspection

Activity 4 Written task (Inventory list)

Activity 5 Written task ( Hazard and recommendation )

AHCPMG201 Treat weeds Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
AHCPCM201 Recognise plants Activity 1 Written task (Prepare plant for recognition )Activity 2 Written task ( Inflorescence)

Activity 3 Sketching task (leaves)

Activity 4 Written task ( Information on plants )

AHCSOL202 Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing Activity 1 Written task ( Locating services)Activity 2 Written task (Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare)

Activity 3 Written task (Personal Protective Equipment)

Activity 4 Written task (Soil texture)

Activity 5 Written task (Soil structure)

Activity 6 Written task (Soil colour)

Activity 7 Written task (Soil chemical properties)

Activity 8 Written task (Properties of growing media)

Activity 9 Calculating task ( Air Filled Porosity)

AHCTRF208 Support turf establishment Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
AHCPGD203 Prune shrubs and small trees Activity 1 Written task ( Workplace Hazard Identification & Risk Assessment)Activity 2 Written task (PPE Selection & Maintenance)

Activity 3 Written task (Identifying tools for pruning situation)

Activity 4 Written task ( Pruning techniques)

Activity 5 Written task ( Compartmentalisation of decay in trees)

AHCCHM307 Prepare and apply chemicals Assessment 1 : Written tasks – 40 questions

Assessment 2 : Calibration activity

Assessment 3 : Practical activity / record keeping

Assessment 4 : Examination – Label and SDS reading

AHCCHM304 Transport, handle and store chemicals Assessment item 1: Practical assessment (calibration exercise) – (must achieve a result of 100%)Assessment item 2:  Work / short answer questions

Assessment item 3: Label and SDS Reading exercise (Must achieve a results of 100%)

AHCPMG203 Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders Activity 1 Written questions  ( Identifying insects and mites)

Activity 2 Written questions (Identifying plant diseases)

Activity 3 Written questions ( Monitoring pests and diseases)

Activity 4 Written questions ( Treatment methods)

Activity 5 Written questions ( Treatment application)

Activity 6 Written questions ( Post treatment operations)

AHCNSY203 Undertake propagation activities Activity 1 Practical task (Separating cells for seedlings)Activity 2 Multiple choice questions (Separating cells for seedlings)Activity 3 Short answer questions (Separating cells for seedlings)

Activity 4 Practical task (Types of softwood cuttings)

Activity 5 Matching exercise (Types of softwood cuttings)

Activity 6 Short answer questions (Types of softwood cuttings)

Activity 7 Practical task (Lining out cuttings)

Activity 8 Short answer questions (Lining out cuttings)

Activity 9 Matching exercise (Lining out cuttings)

Activity 10 Practical task (Separation and division )

Activity 11 Multiple choice questions (Separation and division )

Activity 12 Matching exercise (Separation and division )

Activity 13 Practical task (Stenting)

Activity 14 Short answer questions (Stenting)

Activity 15 Multiple choice questions (Stenting)

Activity 16 Practical task (Budding)

Activity 17 Multiple choice questions (Stenting)

Activity 18  Practical task (Layering)

Activity 19 Multiple choice questions (Layering)

Classifications

ANZSCO 841411 Garden Labourer

Entry requirements

Age:  16 plus
English Proficiency Requirements:  all candidates must complete a Language Literacy & Numeracy Assessment, assessed by the Language Studies Department.
Academic Requirement: Completion of Equivalent to Certificate I, or Primary school equivalent, or currently employed in the parks and gardens industry or interested in career in horticulture


Tuition Costs

Please see fee schedule from relevant National Student page.