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



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)


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.