Qualification details

AHC20610 - Certificate II in Parks and Gardens (Release 1)


ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 10/Jun/2011

Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by and equivalent to AHC20616 - Certificate II in Parks and GardensThis qualification is equivalent to AHC20610 Certificate II in Parks and Gardens. 26/Jun/2016
Supersedes RTF20703 - Certificate II in Horticulture (Parks and Gardens) 09/Jun/2011

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssential
AHCARB201A - Apply a range of treatments to treesApply a range of treatments to trees N/A
AHCCHM201A - Apply chemicals under supervisionApply chemicals under supervision N/A
AHCIRG203A - Install micro-irrigation systemsInstall micro-irrigation systems N/A
AHCIRG204A - Lay irrigation and/or drainage pipesLay irrigation and/or drainage pipes N/A
AHCIRG206A - Maintain pressurised irrigation systemsMaintain pressurised irrigation systems N/A
AHCLSC201A - Assist with landscape construction workAssist with landscape construction work N/A
AHCMOM203A - Operate basic machinery and equipmentOperate basic machinery and equipment N/A
AHCMOM204A - Undertake operational maintenance of machineryUndertake operational maintenance of machinery N/A
AHCMOM211A - Operate side by side utility vehiclesOperate side by side utility vehicles N/A
AHCNSY203A - Undertake propagation activitiesUndertake propagation activities N/A
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 841411 Garden Labourer 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 9922-13 Garden Labourer 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0503 Horticulture And Viticulture 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 521 Certificate II 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Turf,Parks and Gardens,Racing Track Maintenance 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Parks and Gardens Worker,Assistant Gardener 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 841411 Garden Labourer 04/Nov/2011 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 9922-13 Garden Labourer 04/Nov/2011 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0503 Horticulture And Viticulture 04/Nov/2011 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 521 Certificate II 10/Jun/2011 
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Modification History

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This qualification provides an occupational outcome in parks and gardens. The parks and gardens industry expects this qualification to be achieved to meet job outcomes at this level.

Pathways Information

Qualification pathways 

Pathways into the qualification 

This qualification may be accessed by direct entry.

Pathways from the qualification 

Further training pathways from this qualification include, but are not limited to, Certificate III in Parks and Gardens.

Australian Apprenticeships 

This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship.

Licensing considerations 

There are no specific licences that relate to this qualification.

Job roles 

Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

Assistant gardener


Licensing/Regulatory Information

Refer to Pathways Information

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements 

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Employability Skills Summary


Employability Skill 

Industry /enterprise requirements for this qualification include :


  • Listening and understanding
  • Speaking clearly and directly
  • Reading and interpreting workplace related documentation


  • Working as an individual and a team member
  • Working with diverse individuals and groups


  • Solving problems individually or in teams

Initiative and enterprise

  • Adapting to new situations

Planning and organising

  • Collecting analysing and organising information
  • Taking initiative and making decisions within workplace role
  • Participating in continuous improvement and planning


  • Taking responsibility at the appropriate level


  • Learning in order to accommodate change


  • Using technology and related workplace equipment
  • Using basic technology skills
  • Applying OHS knowledge when using technology

Packaging Rules

Packaging Rules 

Completion of fifteen (15) units made up of ten (10) core units and five (5) elective units.


  • a minimum of two (2) units must be selected from the elective unit list
  • a maximum of three (3) units may be selected from units aligned to Certificate II or III in AHC10 or from any other currently endorsed training package or accredited course. Selected units must be relevant to job outcomes in the parks and gardens industry.


Occupational Health and Safety 

AHCOHS201A Participate in OHS processes


AHCCHM201A Apply chemicals under supervision


AHCIRG206A Maintain pressurised irrigation systems

Machinery operation and maintenance 

AHCMOM203A Operate basic machinery and equipment

Parks and gardens 

AHCPGD201A Plant trees and shrubs

AHCPGD206A Conduct visual inspection of park facilities

Pest management 

AHCPMG201A Treat weeds


AHCPCM201A Recognise plants

Soils and media 

AHCSOL201A Determine basic properties of soil and/or growing media


AHCTRF204A Support turf establishment



AHCARB201A Apply a range of treatments to trees


AHCIRG203A Install micro-irrigation systems

AHCIRG204A Lay irrigation and/or drainage pipes


AHCLSC201A Assist with landscape construction work

Machinery operation and maintenance 

AHCMOM204A Undertake operational maintenance of machinery

AHCMOM211A Operate side by side utility vehicles


AHCNSY203A Undertake propagation activities

Parks and gardens 

AHCPGD202A Prepare and maintain plant displays

AHCPGD203A Prune shrubs and small trees

AHCPGD205A Prepare a grave site

Pest management 

AHCPMG202A Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders


AHCTRF202A Prepare turf surfaces for play

AHCTRF203A Renovate grassed areas


AHCWRK207A Collect and record production data

AHCWRK209A Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

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