Unit of competency details

AHCLSC101A - Support landscape work (Release 1)


Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by and equivalent to AHCLSC101 - Support landscape workThis unit is equivalent to AHCLSC101A Support landscape work. 26/Jun/2016
Supersedes RTC1202A - Support landscape work21/Jul/2011

Release Status:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 10/Jun/2011


SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 050301 Horticulture  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 050301 Horticulture  04/Nov/2011 
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Modification History

Not Applicable

Unit Descriptor

Unit descriptor 

This unit covers supporting landscape work and defines the standard required to: prepare tools and equipment; apply safe work practices in landscape construction and maintenance; support repair activities and clean up work area.

Application of the Unit

Application of the unit 

This unit applies to the provision of support to others undertaking landscape works in public, commercial and domestic situations.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not Applicable


Prerequisite units 

Employability Skills Information

Employability skills 

This unit contains employability skills.

Elements and Performance Criteria Pre-Content

Not Applicable

Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare materials, tools and equipment for landscaping work

1.1. The required materials, tools and equipment are identified according to lists provided and/or supervisor's instructions.

1.2. Checks are conducted on all materials, tools and equipment with insufficient or faulty items reported to the supervisor.

1.3. Techniques used when loading and unloading materials demonstrate correct manual handling, and minimise damage to the load and the vehicle.

1.4. Suitable Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is selected and checked prior to use.

1.5. Landscaping support is provided according to Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) requirements and according to workplace information.

1.6. OHS hazards are identified and reported to the supervisor.

2. Undertake landscape work as directed

2.1. Instructions and directions provided by supervisor are followed and clarification sought when necessary.

2.2. Landscape work is undertaken in a safe and environmentally appropriate manner according to enterprise guidelines and OHS requirements.

2.3. Interactions with other staff and customers are carried out in a positive and professional manner.

2.4. Enterprise policy and procedures in relation to workplace practices, handling and disposal of materials is observed.

2.5. Problems or difficulties in completing work to required standards or timelines are reported to supervisor.

3. Handle materials and equipment

3.1. Waste material and debris produced during landscape work is stored in a designated area according to supervisor's instructions.

3.2. Materials, equipment and machinery are handled and transported according to supervisor's instructions and enterprise guidelines.

3.3. A clean and safe work site is maintained while undertaking landscaping activities.

4. Clean up on completion of landscaping work

4.1. Materials are returned to store or disposed of according to supervisor's instructions and OHS requirements.

4.2. Tools and equipment are cleaned, maintained and stored according to manufacturer's specifications and supervisor's instructions.

4.3. Site is made good according to supervisor's instructions and good environmental and OHS practices.

4.4. Work outcomes are reported to the supervisor.

Required Skills and Knowledge


This section describes the skills and knowledge required for this unit.

Required skills 

  • follow safe work practices and safety directions
  • prepare materials, tools and equipment for landscaping work
  • undertake landscape work as directed
  • handle materials and equipment
  • clean up on completion of landscaping work
  • use literacy skills to read and follow a range of basic instructions
  • use oral communication skills/language competence to communicate effectively with others
  • use numeracy skills to complete basic calculations
  • use interpersonal skills to work with and relate to people from a range of cultural, social and religious backgrounds.

Required knowledge 

  • safe work practices
  • preparing for landscape work and cleaning up on project completion
  • basic construction techniques
  • landscaping tools and equipment
  • maintenance practices for planted areas
  • repair and maintenance of landscape features
  • OHS legislative requirements and Codes of Practice.

Evidence Guide


The evidence guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the performance criteria, required skills and knowledge, range statement and the Assessment Guidelines for the Training Package.

Overview of assessment 

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit 

The evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit must be relevant to workplace operations and satisfy holistically all of the requirements of the performance criteria and required skills and knowledge and include achievement of the following:

  • prepare tools and equipment
  • apply safe work practices in landscape construction and maintenance
  • support repair activities
  • clean up work area.

Context of and specific resources for assessment 

Competency requires the application of work practices under work conditions. Selection and use of resources for some worksites may differ due to the regional or enterprise circumstances.

Range Statement


The range statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole.

Work may include:

  • activities that support the range of commercial landscaping projects.

Unit Sector(s)

Unit sector 


Co-requisite units

Co-requisite units 

Competency field

Competency field