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  • Learning MethodOnline
  • IntakesStart anytime
  • LocationsAustralia Wide
  • DurationSelf-paced
    Max 24 months
Nationally Recognised Training

Course Overview

Accreditation: Nationally Recognised Qualification

Career Outcomes:

  • Landscape Assistant

Delivered by industry experts, AHC30716 Certificate III in Horticulture will give you the fundamental knowledge and skills required to succeed in the industry.

The course will teach you to recognise plants, implement soil improvements for gardens, and much more. Please find a full list of subjects further below.

There is a requirement to have access to a workplace to complete certain workplace projects for this course. Please enquire now for a Course Guide for more details on the workplace requirements.

Upon completion of this course, you will be issued with a AHC30716 Certificate III in Horticulture by Open Colleges (RTO: 90796).

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Job Outcomes

  • Community Facilities Landscape Assistant
  • Landscaping Assistant
  • Open Space Landscape Assistant
  • Parks and Gardens Team Member

Prerequisite & Entry Criteria


There are no formal education entry requirements for this course.

Minimum age

You will need to be at least 16 years old. If you are under 18 your enrolment form will need to be signed by a parent or guardian.

Workplace projects

You will need to have access to a workplace, or workplaces, in which you can complete your projects and presentations (video demonstrations). Your workplace must be approved by Open Colleges as a suitable and safe environment. The workplace supervisor verifies the activity and you as the student, but does not assess your competence. The projects and presentations are evaluated by an Open Colleges assessor, who will judge competency based on the written and visual evidence you submit online.

Please request a course guide to find out more.

Equipment and tools

You will need to have access to specific tools and equipment for this course. Please request a course guide to see these requirements.


AHCPCM204 – Recognise plants
AHCPCM202 – Collect, prepare and preserve plant specimens
AHCPGD201 – Plant trees and shrubs
AHCNSY303 – Install and maintain plant displays
AHCNSY301 – Maintain nursery plants
AHCWHS301 – Contribute to work health and safety processes
AHCPCM302 – Provide information on plants and their culture
AHCSOL303 – Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas
AHCPCM301 – Implement a plant nutrition program
AHCPMG301 – Control weeds
AHCWRK309 – Apply environmentally sustainable work practices
AHCPMG302 – Control plant pests, diseases and disorders
AHCWRK305 – Coordinate work site activities
AHCWRK311 – Conduct site inspections
AHCPGD305 – Conduct operational inspection of park facilities
AHCTRF303 – Implement a grassed area maintenance program


PLEASE NOTE – Open Colleges is a privately-run Registered Training Organisation (RTO), not government-run like a TAFE. Therefore, Open Colleges cannot offer government funding. Please check eligibility requirements before beginning an enrolment with Open Colleges.

Fees for this course depend on the payment method and any existing promotions available with Open Colleges.

Always remember to enquire about any:

  • Discounts
  • Payment Plans

which may be available.


About the Institution

Open Colleges (RTO 90796) is an Australian education market leader with over 125 years of experience. Now an online learning market leader, Open Colleges focuses on supporting individuals to learn at their own pace.