Qualification details

AHC31010 - Certificate III in Parks and Gardens (Release 2)


ReleaseStatusRelease date
2 (this release)Current 22/Jun/2012
(View details for release 1) Replaced10/Jun/2011

Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by and equivalent to AHC31016 - Certificate III in Parks and GardensThis qualification is equivalent to AHC31010 Certificate III in Parks and Gardens. 26/Jun/2016
Supersedes RTF30703 - Certificate III 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
AHCARB301A - Implement a tree maintenance programImplement a tree maintenance program N/A
AHCARB302A - Conduct tree inspectionsConduct tree inspections N/A
AHCARB308A - Install cable and bracingInstall cable and bracing N/A
AHCARB309A - Implement a tree protection programImplement a tree protection program N/A
AHCCHM303A - Prepare and apply chemicalsPrepare and apply chemicals N/A
AHCCHM304A - Transport, handle and store chemicalsTransport, handle and store chemicals N/A
AHCIRG301A - Implement a maintenance program for an irrigation systemImplement a maintenance program for an irrigation system N/A
AHCIRG302A - Install irrigation systemsInstall irrigation systems N/A
AHCIRG303A - Measure irrigation delivery system performanceMeasure irrigation delivery system performance N/A
AHCIRG305A - Operate pressurised irrigation systemsOperate pressurised irrigation systems N/A
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 362211 Gardener (General) 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4623-11 General Gardener 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0503 Horticulture And Viticulture 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Turf,Parks and Gardens,Racing Track Maintenance 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Parks and Gardens Tradesperson 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 362211 Gardener (General) 04/Nov/2011 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4623-11 General Gardener 04/Nov/2011 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0503 Horticulture And Viticulture 04/Nov/2011 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 10/Jun/2011 
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Modification History

June 2012. Corrected Unit AHCPCM303A name in Unit grid.


This qualification provides a vocational 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 IV in Parks and Gardens.

Australian Apprenticeships 

This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship.

Job roles 

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

Municipal/city gardener


Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not Applicable

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
  • Interpreting the needs of internal/external customers
  • Applying numeracy skills to workplace requirements


  • Working as an individual and a team member
  • Working with diverse individuals and groups
  • Applying knowledge of own role as a part of a team


  • Developing practical and creative solutions to workplace problems
  • Showing interdependence and initiative in identifying problems
  • 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
  • Managing time and priorities


  • Taking responsibility at the appropriate level


  • Participating in ongoing learning
  • Learning new skills and techniques


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

Packaging Rules

Packaging Rules 

Completion of sixteen (16) units made up of ten (10) core units and six (6) elective units.


  • a minimum of three (3) units must come from the elective unit list
  • a maximum of three (3) units may be selected from units aligned to Certificates II, III or IV 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 

AHCOHS301A Contribute to OHS processes


AHCARB302A Conduct tree inspections

Parks and gardens 

AHCPGD305A Conduct operational inspection of park facilities

Pest management 

AHCPMG301A Control weeds

AHCPMG302A Control plant pests, diseases and disorders


AHCPCM301A Implement a plant nutrition program

Soils and media 

AHCSOL301A Prepare growing media

AHCSOL302A Construct a soil profile


AHCTRF302A Establish turf


AHCWRK313A Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices



AHCARB301A Implement a tree maintenance program

AHCARB308A Install cable and bracing

AHCARB309A Implement a tree protection program

FPIFGM3205A Fall trees manually (advanced)


AHCCHM303A Prepare and apply chemicals

AHCCHM304A Transport, handle and store chemicals


AHCIRG301A Implement a maintenance program for an irrigation system

AHCIRG302A Install irrigation systems

AHCIRG303A Measure irrigation delivery system performance

AHCIRG305A Operate pressurised irrigation systems

AHCIRG306A Troubleshoot irrigation systems


AHCLSC301A Set out site for construction works

AHCLSC302A Construct landscape features using concrete

AHCLSC303A Construct brick and or block structures and features

AHCLSC304A Erect timber structures and features

AHCLSC305A Construct stone structures and features

AHCLSC306A Implement a paving project

AHCLSC307A Implement a retaining wall project

AHCLSC308A Install metal structures and features

AHCLSC309A Install water features

AHCLSC310A Implement a tree transplanting program

Machinery operation and maintenance 

AHCMOM304A Operate machinery and equipment

Natural area restoration 

AHCNAR301A Maintain natural areas

AHCNAR303A Implement revegetation works

Parks and gardens 

AHCPGD301A Implement a plant establishment program

AHCPGD302A Plan and maintain plant displays

AHCPGD303A Perform specialist amenity pruning

AHCPGD304A Implement a landscape maintenance program

AHCPGD306A Implement a maintenance program for an aquatic environment


AHCPCM302A Provide information on plants and their culture

AHCPCM303A Identify plant specimens


AHCTRF301A Construct turf playing surfaces

AHCTRF303A Implement a grassed area maintenance program

AHCTRF304A Monitor turf health

AHCTRF305A Renovate sports turf

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