Certificate III in Parks and Gardens

Get qualified while you work in gardens or public parks.

Is this course right for you?

This course will give you the practical skills to control plant pests and diseases, implement tree maintenance programs, and operate pressurised irrigation systems.

This qualification is offered as an Apprenticeship to provide students with real-life work experiences where they can apply their academic skills and develop their employability.

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Course Length

3 years full-time | 6 years part-time.

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Course Delivery

Online and work-based training.

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Course Units

16 units must be completed:

5 core units
11 elective units * Electives subject to change.

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Course Funding Options

In Queensland, subject to eligibility criteria, funding is available through the Queensland Government to support completing this qualification:

>Queensland User Choice Program

Student co-contribution fees apply.

  • Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Possible job titles include:

  • Greenkeeper
  • Parks and Gardens Tradesperson
  • Landscape Gardener
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Career Opportunities

Possible job titles include:

  • Greenkeeper
  • Parks and Gardens Tradesperson
  • Landscape Gardener
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Implement a plant nutrition program
Provide information on plants and their culture
Control weeds
Contribute to work health and safety processes
Control plant pests, diseases, and disorders

Transport and store chemicals
Troubleshoot irrigation systems
Install pressurised irrigation systems
Operate pressurised irrigation systems
Set out site for construction works
Operate machinery and equipment
Implement a plant establishment program
Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases
Implement a landscape maintenance program
Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Students must meet the eligibility requirements for an Australian Government Australian Apprenticeship and funded training through Queensland User Choice program; be employed or hosted with an appropriately resourced business workplace and be signed into a valid and registered contract.

Before enrolling, your proficiency in language, literacy and numeracy will be assessed to determine what level of support you may need to assist you through your study program.

Students require access to a computer with an internet connection.

Both formal and informal skills, knowledge and experience may be recognised as prior learning and could help you avoid training in areas you are already competent.

The RPL pathway is available to any learner who can provide evidence of competency for the units offered within the qualification. See the RPL Guide (FAQs) for more information on this process and how to apply.

We want to make your training experience as easy as possible from start to finish. Everyone has different circumstances and we will work with you to find the best training solution for your situation.

  1. Register your interest
    Use the short Enrolment Enquiry Form below or give us on 07 5334 9922 to register your interest and get the ball rolling!
  2. Eligibility check
    We complete an eligibility check to determine if you quality for course funding.
  3. Discuss your enrolment
    Within 2 business days, we will call you to discuss your enrolment and eligibility for funding. We are happy to answer any questions.
  4. Enrolment form
    We will send an enrolment form for you to complete. You can then supply your ID, arrange payment or payment plan as required.

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