AHC30916 Certificate III in Landscape Construction

Foundation Training Australia
  • Awarded by
    Foundation Training Australia (RTO 31972)
  • Qualification
    Certificate III, VET
  • Study Mode
  • Course Cost
  • Duration
    Up to 36 months depending on your existing skills and experience
  • Payment Option
    Payment planUpfront payment
  • Duration
    Up to 36 months depending on your existing skills and experience
  • Start Date
    Any time – start now!
  • Location
  • Career Outcomes
    Landscape Gardener | Landscaping Assistant | Parks and Gardens Team Member

overviewCourse Overview

Start a career that makes an office of the great outdoors and let’s you get your hands dirty. The Certificate III in Landscape Construction (AHC30916) from Foundation Training Australia is an excellent introduction to the horticulture industry, preparing you with the skills you need to start your career as a landscaper.

This course develops the foundational skills that will encourage your green thumb and set you up for success. You’ll learn how to construct landscape projects including paving, concrete structures and retaining walls; prepare soil structure in gardens for planting, and select and propagate plants.

This course also offers pathways to get a trade contractor or nominee supervisor licence, allowing you to start your own landscaping business. If you’re ready for a new career as a domestic or commercial landscaper, this course can help you achieve your goals.

How You Can Study

RPL: Got industry experience? Your on-the-job experience counts! Use this to fast-track your course. Eligibility criteria apply (3-6 months)

Onsite Training: Take the focus off the tools turn your attention to building practical skills with onsite training 

Apprenticeship: Learn and earn at the same time! Whether you’re just starting out in landscaping or looking for formal recognition of your skills, an apprenticeship could be the way for you (12-36 months)

To take advantage of these study options, students are required to be currently working in the industry. 

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This course meets the Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government’s National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that’s recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

What you'll learnWhat You'll Learn

In this landscape course, subjects you may study include:

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


  • AHCLSC304A - Erect timber structures and features
  • AHCLSC308A - Install metal structures and features
  • AHCLSC309A - Install water features
  • AHCBUS402A - Cost a project

Why study withWhy Study With Foundation Training Australia

With recognised courses in building and construction, business, accounting, management, WHS and more, Foundation Training Australia doesn’t miss a beat when it comes to equipping you with the confidence and competence to succeed in your field!

Their mission is to “enrich lives through education”, which is why they’ve brought on board a team of passionate and skilled trainers to guide students along every step of their learning journey. These guys aren’t your everyday thinkers, they want to make an impact, they’re authentic and are committed to equipping you with the right skills that’ll bring you success in the workforce.

“We believe people should be able to learn in inspiring and innovative ways, allowing them to enjoy a limitless and enriching educational experience.” - FTA

Foundation Training Australia prides themselves on a “no BS approach!” They pay attention to “stuff that matters” and are focussed on seeing students grow and succeed.

Upon enrolling, students will be connected with a dedicated learning engagement officer who will be on hand to answer any questions. Students will also have open access to FTA’s trainers, who each come equipped with years of industry experience. You’ll get unparalleled access to their abundance of knowledge, ask any questions and understand every step of your qualification, from start to finish.

Where will it lead meWhere Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Certificate III in Landscape Construction (AHC30916) from Foundation Training Australia.

You'll be equipped with the skills and knowledge to work as a landscaper in both the private and public sectors of the horticulture industry.

  • Landscape Gardener
  • Landscaping Assistant
  • Parks and Gardens Team Member

How much will it costHow Much Will It Cost?

The full fee for this course is $6,460.

Foundation Training Australia offers a wide variety of funding options for eligible students, including the option to pay for the course via Study Loans.

Enquire now to find out more about funding for your training!

Pre-requisitesWhat You'll Need To Get In

There are no formal prerequisites for entry to this course, however, students are required to already be working in the industry. 

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