AHC30916 Certificate III in
Landscape Construction


This qualification provides a general vocational outcome in landscape construction. The landscaping industry expects this qualification to be achieved to meet job outcomes at this level. Further training pathways from this qualification include, but are not limited to, Certificate IV in Horticulture or Diploma of Landscape Design.

This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship. Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:Landscaper

Entry Requirements

  • Be at least 15 years of age or older and;
  • Have at least a year 8 level of numeracy, literacy and communication skills.


This qualification is delivered through a variety of methods including, face to face delivery or online presentation and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

The RPL process involves providing The assessor with information about an applicant’s work history, experience, previous formal/ informal learning and current work functions/ skill to determine their entitlement to the qualification.

Upon enrollment applicants will be provided with a RPL kit for them to complete in their own time. This will provide information on the types of evidence required to obtain RPL.

Once the RPL kit has been completed and submitted to the Dantek, an interview with the assessor will be arranged. This may occur at a place of the applicants choosing or at the head office. This will allow the applicant to explain their evidence for RPL and the RTO assessor to question the applicant on their knowledge skill and experience.

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After the interview the assessor may conduct some site visits to confirm the applicant’s level of knowledge and skill.

If gaps in knowledge, skill or experience are identified, further training can be provided for the applicant to obtain the qualification.

Delivery of gap training is dependent on each applicant providing sufficient evidence of their demonstrated knowledge, skill and experience. Gap training may range from an hour for a highly experienced applicant whereas it may take several day sessions for persons not holding any experience in a nominated unit of competency.

Units of Competency

The course is made up of 15 units of competency. There are eleven (11) core units and four (4) elective units.

Core Units

  • AHCDRG301 Install drainage systems
  • AHCLSC301 Set out site for construction works
  • AHCLSC302 Construct landscape features using concrete
  • AHCLSC303 Construct brick and/or block structures and features
  • AHCLSC305 Construct stone structures and features
  • AHCLSC306 Implement a paving project
  • AHCLSC307 Implement a retaining wall project
  • AHCPCM302 Provide information on plants and their culture
  • AHCPGD301 Implement a plant establishment program
  • AHCSOL303 Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas
  • AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes


4 units may be selected from units aligned to Certificates II, III or IV in this training package or from any other currently endorsed training package or accredited course. Selected units must be relevant to job outcomes in landscaping and must be chosen to ensure the integrity of the qualification outcome at AQF level 3 For a full list of electives please access this link: http://training.gov.au/Training/Details/AHC30916

Assessment Requirements

Participants will be required to successfully complete a series of assessment tasks which may include a written exam, practical demonstration / observation, case studies and group activities.