Acquire the skills you need to work in a range of jobs, from an assistant to a tradesperson in a parks and gardens setting such as businesses with extensive grounds, botanic gardens, public and private parks and gardens and local government. You’ll cover topics such as plant recognition, plant growth habits, machinery operation, turf establishment and maintenance, soils, weeds, chemical use, pests and diseases.
Dates / Locations
#### When You Can Enrol
You can enrol in this course anytime throughout the year – apply now!
#### Delivery Schedule
3-5 days per month of on-campus learning. The remaining study is online and in the workplace.
- McKoy Street, Wodonga Vic (Main campus)
Info Events / Sessions
No info events or info sessions available.
#### Compulsory Units
AHCPMG301 Control weeds
AHCPMG302 Control plant pests, diseases and disorders
AHCPCM301 Implement a plant nutrition program
AHCPCM302 Provide information on plants and their culture
AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes
AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals
AHCCHM307 Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases
AHCIRG345 Install pressurised irrigation systems
AHCMOM304 Operate machinery and equipment
AHCPGD301 Implement a plant establishment program
AHCPGD303 Perform specialist amenity pruning
AHCPGD305 Conduct operational inspection of park facilities
AHCSOL304 Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas
AHCTRF308 Establish turf
AHCTRF309 Implement a grassed area maintenance program
AHCDRG301 Install drainage systems
#### Learning Outcomes
General outcomes are below, however there are many electives:
•OHS and environmentally sustainable work practices
•Inspect park facilities
•Control weeds and plant pests, diseases and disorders
•Prepare growing media
•Construct a soil profile and establish turf
APPRENTICESHIP, PART-TIME: 4 YEARS
- Apprenticeship – Teaching and assessment will be required to be conducted as part of an apprenticeship
Government Funded $2,687.50 (Tuition $2,687.50, Materials $0.00)
Concession $537.50 (Tuition $537.50, Materials $0.00)
Fee For Service $5,375.00 (Tuition $5,375.00, Materials $0.00)
Given the nature of Agriculture, Environment and Horticulture qualifications, the units you will undertake in your studies vary greatly depending upon your line of work and/or personal choice. This means prices for tuition fees can only be given as an approximation to begin with, and materials fees are omitted.
The student tuition fees published are indicative only and can be subject to change given individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.
Funding made available to eligible individuals by State and Commonwealth Governments. If funding is utilised, this may affect future opportunities to access additional funding in the future. For more information see ‘Fee information and eligibility’ under the Enrol Now tab on the Wodonga TAFE website.
•You have to be employed in the field to undertake this apprenticeship
•You need basic literacy skills
•Parks and gardens tradesperson
•Resorts or retirement complex grounds person
By successfully completing this course you will receive an AQF Qualification
The assessments will enable students to demonstrate the underpinning knowledge, skills and attributes required to meet the course outcomes. These assessments are undertaken in the workplace, on-campus and online. Assessments will be varied, including observation, practical demonstration and/or assignment work and written assessments.
How to apply
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