Qualification details

AHC21610 - Certificate II in Landscaping (Release 1)


Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by and equivalent to AHC21616 - Certificate II in LandscapingThis qualification is equivalent to AHC21610 Certificate II in Landscaping. 26/Jun/2016
Supersedes RTF20403 - Certificate II in Horticulture (Landscape) 09/Jun/2011

ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 10/Jun/2011

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

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AHCTRF201A - Assist with turf constructionAssist with turf constructionSupersededN/A
AHCMOM205A - Operate vehiclesOperate vehiclesSupersededN/A
AHCIRG202A - Assist with the operation of pressurised irrigationAssist with the operation of pressurised irrigationDeletedN/A
AHCPCM201A - Recognise plantsRecognise plantsSupersededN/A
AHCSOL201A - Determine basic properties of soil and/or growing mediaDetermine basic properties of soil and/or growing mediaSupersededN/A
AHCLSC202A - Construct low-profile timber or modular retaining wallsConstruct low-profile timber or modular retaining wallsSupersededN/A
AHCTRF204A - Support turf establishmentSupport turf establishmentSupersededN/A
AHCTRF202A - Prepare turf surfaces for playPrepare turf surfaces for playSupersededN/A
AHCARB205A - Operate and maintain chainsawsOperate and maintain chainsawsSupersededN/A
AHCLSC203A - Install aggregate pathsInstall aggregate pathsSupersededN/A
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 843211 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 Landscaping 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Landscape Worker 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 841411 Garden Labourer 04/Nov/201131/Mar/2022
ANZSCO Identifier 843211 Garden Labourer 01/Apr/2022 
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

Not Applicable


This qualification provides an occupational outcome in landscaping. The landscaping 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 Landscape Construction.

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:

Landscape labourer, landscape trades assistant

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 eight (8) core units and seven (7) elective units.


  • a minimum of four (4) units must come from the elective unit list
  • a maximum of three (3) units may be selected from the elective unit list or from units aligned to Certificates II or III in AHC10 or from any other currently endorsed training package or accredited course. Selected units must meet job outcomes relevant to landscaping.


Occupational Health and Safety 

AHCOHS201A Participate in OHS processes


AHCLSC201A Assist with landscape construction work

AHCLSC202A Construct low-profile timber or modular retaining walls

AHCLSC203A Install aggregate paths

AHCLSC204A Lay paving

Machinery operation and maintenance 

AHCMOM203A Operate basic machinery and equipment

Parks and gardens 

AHCPGD201A Plant trees and shrubs


AHCPCM201A Recognise plants



AHCARB201A Apply a range of treatments to trees

AHCARB205A Operate and maintain chainsaws


AHCCHM201A Apply chemicals under supervision


AHCINF203A Maintain properties and structures

AHCINF204A Fabricate and repair metal or plastic structures


AHCIRG202A Assist with the operation of pressurised irrigation

AHCIRG203A Install micro-irrigation systems

AHCIRG204A Lay irrigation and/or drainage pipes

AHCIRG206A Maintain pressurised irrigation systems


AHCLSC205A Install tree protection devices

Machinery operation and maintenance 

AHCMOM202A Operate tractors

AHCMOM204A Undertake operational maintenance of machinery

AHCMOM205A Operate vehicles

Parks and gardens 

AHCPGD202A Prepare and maintain plant displays

AHCPGD203A Prune shrubs and small trees

AHCPGD204A Transplant small trees

Pest management 

AHCPMG201A Treat weeds

AHCPMG202A Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders

Soils and media 

AHCSOL201A Determine basic properties of soil and/or growing media


AHCTRF201A Assist with turf construction

AHCTRF202A Prepare turf surfaces for play

AHCTRF203A Renovate grassed areas

AHCTRF204A Support turf establishment


AHCWRK204A Work effectively in the industry

AHCWRK205A Participate in workplace communications

AHCWRK206A Observe enterprise quality assurance procedures

AHCWRK208A Provide information on products and services

AHCWRK209A Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices