This qualification provides a vocational outcome in parks and gardens. The parks and gardens industry expects this qualification to be achieved to meet job outcomes at this level.

AHCPMG301 Control weeds

Ella is able to plan and coordinate weed control activities.

AHCPMG302 Control plant pests, diseases and disorders

Ella is able to control plant pests, diseases and disorders, taking into consideration Integrated Pest Management options. The unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify a range of pests, diseases and disorders and beneficial organisms, assess damage or threat to plants and select and apply pest and disease controls and timing of operations. She is able to prepare and calibrate equipment, monitoring the effectiveness of controls and keeping records.

AHCPCM301 Implement a plant nutrition program

Ella is able to monitor and control the nutritional requirements of and applications to plants across a range of situations and environments.

AHCPCM302 Provide information on plants and their culture

Ella is able to provide information to clients and others about plants and their cultural requirements.

AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes

Ella is able to carry out enterprise work health and safety policies and procedures.

AHCPCM303 Identify plant specimens

Ella is able to inspect and describe the features and attributes of a plant for the purpose of plant identification and providing information to a client or organisation.

AHCPGD302 Plan and maintain plant displays

Ella is able to plan and establish plant displays either indoors or as seasonal displays of annual and perennial plants in garden beds.

AHCPGD303 Perform specialist amenity pruning

Ella is able to perform specialist amenity pruning using specialist pruning techniques.

AHCMOM304 Operate machinery and equipment

Ella is able to operate and maintain machinery and equipment.

AHCTRF302 Establish turf

Ella is able to establish turf by sowing, turf laying, sprigging and chaffing or stolonization in sporting, public recreational open space, commercial and residential sites.

AHCNAR301 Maintain natural areas

Ella is able to maintain natural areas.

AHCPGD301 Implement a plant establishment program

Ella is able to establish planting areas in new projects and in programs of extensive replacement and renovation works across a range of situations and environments.

AHCPGD304 Implement a landscape maintenance program

Ella is able to implement a landscape maintenance program of newly constructed or established landscapes.

AHCIRG332 Operate pressurised irrigation systems

Ella is able to operate low volume and sprinkler irrigation systems.

AHCPGD305 Conduct operational inspection of park facilities

Ella is able to inspect park or recreational facilities to identify hazards, existing and potential risks and non-conformities with Australian Standards and workplace health and safety requirements.

AHCSOL303 Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas

Ella is able to provide information about and determine its suitability for garden beds or turf areas and determine ameliorants or additives to improve it.