AHC30916 – Certificate III in Landscape Construction

AHC30916 – Certificate III in Landscape Construction

 RPL & Skills Recognition

Overview

If you have a wide range of experience in landscaping but haven’t completed your qualification for whatever reason, than you’re in the right place. Getting your landscaping experience and skills converted into a nationally recognised qualification is simple, fast and headache free! We will help you attain the right qualification and subjects you need for your building contractor’s licence. Tasks covered by the structural landscaping certificate include the construction of pergolas and the like, cabanas and other non-habitable shelters, driveways, paths and other paving and retaining walls not associated with dwelling construction, as well as the construction or installation of ornamental ponds, water features and other structural ornamentation, the construction of which requires development consent. If so, it’s time for you to get qualified & get recognised!

What's involved?

1. Free Skills Assessment

You need to have valid industry experience in order to qualify for this RPL program. When you first touch base, we will help you identify your skills and advise on whether this qualification is right for you. As a rule of thumb if you have more than 2 years experience in your field, then you are likely to be eligible.

2. Evidence Portfolio
  • Valid Identification
  • list showing relevant employment history
  • work samples and documents includes residential or commercial sites that you have been heavily involved in. You should be able to provide all relevant documentations such as any council approvals, engineering certificates to related insurance papers and plans etc.
  • letter of employment
  • reference letters from licensed landscapers you have worked with
  • photos and videos of your work
  • overseas qualifications
  • related licenses, short courses, accreditation, certificates, transcripts or assessments you have attained
  • Apprenticeship papers (if available)
3. Skills Check
  1. You will be having a conversation covering questions for each unit with our qualified assessor
  2. The assessor may choose to also perform a practical observation.
  3. Where gap training is required, you will need to complete theory or practical assessments as required. Theory components can be completed from home and practical components can be completed at your work site.
4. Qualified!

All certificates are Nationally Recognised and issued by a Qualify Me! partner college. Now you can grab that licence!

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this rpl program you will be awarded a nationally recognised qualification in:

Certificate III in Landscaping

Licensing

NSW

Scope of work

Landscaping  work involves construction of external landscape features, and non-habitable structures including retaining walls of any material that do not form part of a habitable building, fencing irrespective of the construction material, driveways, paths and other paving of any material, cabanas, pergolas, decks and non-habitable shelters, ornamental ponds, water features and other structural ornamentation.

Qualifications required

AHC30910 Certificate III in Landscape Construction

Accessed 12/7/16 from: NSW Fair Trading building contractor’s licence

QLD

Scope of work

Prepare, fabricate and erect carports, decking, fences, gazebos, pergolas, retaining walls of a height that do not require an engineering certification under a local law, and ornamental structures, install prefabricated sheds, including associated concrete slabs, with a maximum floor area of 10m², install surface and subsoil drainage systems for landscaping work, prepare site and lay paving or concrete, not intended to carry vehicular traffic, for landscaping

Qualifications required

AHC30910 Certificate III in Landscaping

Plus Approved Managerial Course

Accessed on 12/7/16 from: QBCC building contractor’s licence

VIC

Scope of work

Structural Landscaping work involves planning, designing, constructing and installing a range of external landscape features, including fences, pergolas, gazebos, retaining walls, decking, ornamental structures and paving.

In addition to the above list of general experience required by a person registered as a Domestic Builder, you must have capacity to carry out, manage or arrange the following activities in a competent manner and to a professional standard:

  • establishing the requirements for engaging other registered or licensed building practitioners
  • establishing protection work for natural features and flora
  • setting out a site and establishing levels for proposed landscape construction work
  • constructing landscape features using concrete, bricks, stone and other construction materials
  • constructing retaining walls
  • applying and installing appropriate drainage, irrigation and lighting systems (when a registered or licensed plumbing practitioner is not required to carry out the work)
  • selecting types of timber and metal materials suitable for construction project
  • identifying and applying appropriate material/product treatments
  • identifying and applying materials used for water feature and prefabricated units
  • applying hydraulics to water features
  • identifying and applying appropriate waterproofing membranes to retaining walls/structures and water features
  • identifying and applying appropriate finishes to concrete structures, retaining walls/structures and water features
  • knowing when and what licensed trades are required (electrical and plumbing): underground power, electric gates, built-in lights

Qualifications required

AHC30910 Certificate III in Landscape Construction, including the following units:

AHCLSC304A Erect timber structures and features

AHCLSC307A Implement a retaining wall project.

Experience Requirement

You must have capacity to carry out, manage or arrange the following activities in a competent manner and to a professional standard:

  • establishing the requirements for engaging other registered or licensed building practitioners
  • establishing protection work for natural features and flora
  • setting out a site and establishing levels for proposed landscape construction work
  • constructing landscape features using concrete, bricks, stone and other construction materials
  • constructing retaining walls
  • applying and installing appropriate drainage, irrigation and lighting systems (when a registered or licensed plumbing practitioner is not required to carry out the work)
  • selecting types of timber and metal materials suitable for construction project
  • identifying and applying appropriate material/product treatments
  • identifying and applying materials used for water feature and prefabricated units
  • applying hydraulics to water features
  • identifying and applying appropriate waterproofing membranes to retaining walls/structures and water features
  • identifying and applying appropriate finishes to concrete structures, retaining walls/structures and water features
  • knowing when and what licensed trades are required (electrical and plumbing): underground power, electric gates, built-in lights.

Accessed 13/7/2016 from: VIC Structural Landscaping licence

ACT
Not available in this jurisdiction.
Accessed 13/7/2016 from: ACT Structural landscaping licence
WA

Not available in this jurisdiction

 

Accessed 13/7/2016  from: WA Structural Landscaping licence

SA

Not available in this jurisdiction

Accessed 13/7/2016  from:SA Structural Landscaping licence

TAS

Not available in this jurisdiction

Accessed 13/7/2016  from:TAS Structural landscaping licence

NT

Not available in this jurisdiction

Accessed 13/7/2016  from:NT Structural landscaping licence

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RPL & Skills Recognition
Location: Australia Wide

Candidates often commence courses and modules with existing knowledge, skills, and experience that are relevant to their field of study. These attributes may have been gained in educational or practical settings (paid or voluntary) both in Australia or overseas. Recognising a candidates’ prior learning involves giving them credit towards a vocational qualification for the formal and informal learning experiences they have previously completed. For example, if you have previously worked in an office, you may have gained some skills that can be used as credit toward a business administration qualification. Likewise, if you have spent time helping out at a tuition centre for underpriviledged children, you may have some experience that is relevance to a teaching certification.

Essentially, RPL may mean that you do not have to complete all the modules, maybe none of them, in a given course of study to attain the full qualification.

Who Can Apply for the RPL Process?

Anyone who has previous knowledge, experience, or skills that are relevant to the course of study that they want to complete can apply for RPL, regardless of whether your training or experience was in Australia or abroad. To be successful, you need to be able to provide evidence of the skills and knowledge you have gained.

Please note that this service is offered in partnership with our exclusive education facilitator, Qualify Me!

Process

1. FREE SKILLS ASSESSMENT

You need to have valid industry experience in order to qualify for this RPL program. When you first touch base, we will help you identify your skills and advise on whether this qualification is right for you. As a rule of thumb if you have more than 2 years experience in your field, then you are likely to be eligible.

2. EVIDENCE PORTFOLIO
  • Valid Identification
  • Resume: We need your resume showing details of your work history, job description including your duties and places you worked in.
  • list showing relevant employment history
  • letter of employment
  • reference letters: get a reference letter from your current & past employers detailing your job title, your duties, how long you worked there and any special skills you have. Reference letters should show approximately four (4) years experience (in total).
  • Certificates/ transcripts from formal training
  • Work samples/change plans
  • Supervisor’s reports
  • Customer/client feedback
  • Position description
  • Response to questions/interview
  • Other evidence: it’s a good idea to include any other documents as evidence.
3. SKILLS CHECK
  1. You will be having a conversation covering questions for each unit with our qualified assessor
  2. The assessor may choose to also perform a practical observation.
  3. Where gap training is required, you will need to complete theory or practical assessments as required. Theory components can be completed from home and practical components can be completed at your work site.
4. QUALIFIED!

All certificates are Nationally Recognised.