Certificate III in Horticulture (Parks and Gardens)

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  • Objectives
    The Certificate III in Horticulture (Parks and Gardens) will provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills on which to build a successful career in the parks and gardens sector. Training focuses on practical skills required by this sector, including: * Recommending plants and their environmental requirements * Introduction to soils and plant nutrition * Pest and disease identification and control * Weed identification and control * Landscape construction methodologies * Costing and estimating * Safe use of chemicals * First Aid / OH&S
  • Entry requirements
    Basic literacy and numeracy. Participants must be physically fit and prepared to work in an outdoor environment. Other Entry Requirements Participants must be employed as a trainee within the parks and gardens sector.
  • Academic title
    Certificate III in Horticulture (Parks and Gardens)
  • Course description
    Key Study Areas      

    Key Study Areas include:

        * Recommend Plants and Cultural Requirements
        * Soils / Nutrition
        * Plant Pest / Disease Id and Control
        * Weed Id and Control
        * Pruning
        * Irrigation operation and maintenance
        * Propagation
        * Manage Plant Health

    Where     • Bendigo (Charleston Road Campus)

    Duration Options

    There are many study options available for the Certificate III in Horticulture (Parks and Gardens), including:

    • Class based
    • Industry based (on-the-job)
    • Part-time day or evening
    • Self paced

    The total duration of the training program will be defined by the negotiated training plan, however you are encouraged to complete this qualification within 24 months.

    Selection Process     • Individual Interview

    Employment Opportunities    

    On successful completion of this certificate you will be eligible for employment in the parks and gardens sector as a leading hand.

    Further Study Options    

    Successful participants who continue to work in the parks and gardens sector may progress into the Certificate IV in Horticulture (Parks and Gardens).


    You will be assessed as part of this course.

    Typical Course Content     (exact details may be obtained from the teaching centre)
    RTC3016A     Provide Information On Plants & Their Culture
    RTC3201A     Conduct Operational Inspection Of Parks Facilities
    RTC3310A     Operate Specialised Machinery & Equipment
    RTC3401A     Control Weeds
    RTC3404A     Control Plant Pests, Diseases & Disorders
    RTC3701A     Respond To Emergencies
    RTC3704A     Prepare & Apply Chemicals
    RTC3705A     Transport, Handle & Store Chemicals
    RTC3805A     Coordinate work site activities
    RTD3034A     Implement Revegetation Works
    RTE3605A     Troubleshoot irrigation systems
    RTE3611A     Operate pressurised irrigation systems
    RTE3713A     Carry out workplace OHS procedures
    RTE3714A     Maintain and monitor environmental work practices
    RTF3004A     Implement a grassed area maintenance program
    RTF3010A     Establish turf
    RTF3011A     Implement a plant establishment program
    RTF3012A     Implement a plant nutrition program
    RTF3015A     Implement a tree maintenance program
    RTF3028A     Perform specialist amenity pruning
    RTF3036A     Plan and establish plant displays
    RTF3207A     Implement a landscape maintenance program
    RTF3503A     Sample soils and analyse results

    Recognition of Prior Learning    

    Recognition of your current qualifications and prior learning: BRIT has processes to give you credit for relevant units from your prior study, and to assess your prior learning against units in a course.

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