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

Course Duration:

52 Weeks

Study Mode:

Online – Moodle – for persons employed in the industry

Distance – for persons employed in the industry

Apprenticeship

VET in Schools
Unit & Assessment Information:

Completion of fifteen (15) selected units as below.

Unit Assessment
AHCWHS301 Contribute to WHS processes

Assessment 1: Written questions – WHS legislations, code of practices, national standards, enterprise WHS policies
and procedures

 Assessment 2 : Written questions and practical assessment – WHS legislations, code of practices, national standards, enterprise WHS policies
and procedures

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

 Assessment 4: Online quiz

AHCLSC301 Set out site for construction works

Activity / Learning Guide

  (this includes practical assessments)
or Moodle based Assessment Guide.

AHCLSC302 Construct landscape features using concrete

Activity / Learning Guide

(this includes practical assessments)
or Moodle based Assessment Guide.

AHCLSC303 Construct brick and/or block structures and features

Activity / Learning Guide

(this includes practical assessments)
or Moodle based Assessment Guide.

AHCLSC305 Construct stone structures and features

Activity / Learning Guide

(this includes practical assessments)
or Moodle based Assessment Guide.

AHCLSC306 Implement a paving project

Activity / Learning Guide

(this includes practical assessments)
or Moodle based Assessment Guide.

AHCLSC307 Implement a retaining wall project

Assessment 1 Written questions – read and interpret given site plan and identify the components of landscape drawings and specifications.

Assessment 2 Task – locating site features & marking out retaining wall, scale measurements,
transferring dimensions from plans to site, site buntings and safety signage and location of services
from site plans.

Assessment 3 Demonstration and observation activity – Setting out techniques, marking out and positioning retaining wall & construction retaining wall.

Assessment 4 Written questions & Levelling exercise – Establishing datum points and survey benchmarks, setting up surveying
equipment, recording site levels. survey and site levelling equipment.

Assessment 5 Written Questions & quantities calculations – Construct retaining wall, types of retaining wall, material types and
quantities calculations, drainage, checking work quality and site clean-up

AHCBUS402 Cost a project

Activity / Learning Guide

(this includes practical assessments)
or Moodle based Assessment Guide.

AHCDRG301 Install drainage systems

Activity / Learning Guide

(this includes practical assessments)
or Moodle based Assessment Guide.

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 advice

Assessment 2 Extended Answers Questions – – Plant Identification techniques, Plant selection, Plant Physiology, Plant habit
and growth characteristics.

Assessment 3 Develop plant profile

AHCPGD301 Implement a plant establishment program

Assessment 1 Written task -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 assessment – nspecting planting site, plants selection criteria, preparing planting site,
inspecting plant material, planting plants, reviewing establishment work and recording establishment
program

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) at ACAH – Training Demo Farm

Assignment 3 Part A  – Fertiliser and soil ameliorant
Part B – Prepare soils for planting or replanting

AHCPMG301 Control weeds

Assessment  1: Practical Activity – Weed Identification & Infestation assessment

Assessment 2 : Written tasks -Monitor, record and report on weed control measures ( cultural, biological, chemical).

AHCPMG302 Control plant pests, diseases and disorders

Assessment 1 Written Tasks -Identify pests, diseases and disorders

Assessment 2: Worksite base report

Assessment 3: Practical activity / Simulated workplace exercise – Assess pests, disease and disorders

Assessment item 4: Quiz / Examination

AHCCHM307 Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases

Assignment 1  Short Answer Research Questions – Determine the need for chemical use and prepare a application plan

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

Assignment 3  Spray Calibration, spill kit Examination

Classifications

ANZSCO 362213 Landscape Gardener

Entry requirements

Age:  16 plus
English Proficiency Requirements: Completion of Language, Literacy and Numeracy Assessment, assessed by Language Studies Department
Academic Requirement:
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.