Certificate III in Landscape Construction

National Code: AHC30921
TAFE SA Code: TP01351


Learn how to work with the natural environment to create pleasing, useful, well planned spaces. If you’re keen to become an apprentice landscaper, work in parks and gardens, or become part of the landscape construction sector of the horticulture industry, this course is for you. Build your practical knowledge and skills relating to a range of landscape and construction practices including project costing, drainage systems, paving, plants and soils, and the construction of a range of landscape features. This hands-on course is respected as the industry standard qualification. Get the skills, knowledge, and confidence you need to get the job you want as you study with TAFE SA.

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24 months 

Part Time

Horticultural Assistant

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  • You must be working in a relevant industry

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If you apply as an existing worker, before an offer is made you will be contacted by TAFE SA to confirm that you are currently employed in a relevant industry.

Attendance Requirements (subject to change)
Face to face classes held at Urrbrae campus.

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You may be eligible for government subsidised training.
Subsidised training may require applicants to complete a Core Skills Profile Assessment (CSPA).

This course is part of the Fee Free TAFE initiative. Fee Free TAFE and vocational education is a joint initiative of the Australian and South Australian Governments providing tuition-free training places to students wanting to train, retrain or upskill. The eligibility check below is an indication only and does not confirm your eligibility status. Eligibility verification will take place before the enrolment process and may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment. The number of Fee Free TAFE places that are funded is limited by the terms of the skills agreement signed by the Australian and South Australian Governments. Should all available Fee Free TAFE places be taken, subsequent applicants will be offered a subsidised place.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    This qualification provides a general vocational outcome in landscape construction.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Certificate III in Landscape Construction (AHC30921)
    You will learn about work health and safety, landscaping techniques and practices, project costing, drainage, plants and soils. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 10 core units and 7 elective units.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.
    of TAFE SA graduates would recommend their training.

    * 2023 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of elective units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all elective units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.


    Name Nominal Hours
    Construct brick and block structures and features 100
    Construct landscape features using concrete 80
    Construct stone structures and features, and install stone cladding 80
    Implement a paving project 100
    Implement a plant establishment program 80
    Implement a retaining wall project 100
    Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas 60
    Install drainage systems 50
    Provide information on plants and their culture 70
    Set out site for construction works 60


    Name Nominal Hours
    Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry 20
    Contribute to work health and safety processes 50
    Cost a project 50
    Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground 24
    Erect timber structures and features 60
    Implement an outdoor tiling project 40
    Install pressurised irrigation systems 70
    Maintain pressurised irrigation systems 50
    Recognise plants 40
    Troubleshoot irrigation systems 50
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