Invest in hands-on experience with the Certificate III in Parks and Gardens (Apprenticeship stream). Melbourne Polytechnic offers a course focused on strong technical skills and industry insight, as part of a three-year apprenticeship that will teach you the necessary skills to deliver advanced work practices within parks and gardens across Australia. Public parks and gardens are thriving, with over 6 million visitors to parks around Victoria a year. Learn the skills to maintain parks and gardens, while developing important environmental measures to ensure a healthy future.Grow your knowledge and techniques
At Melbourne Polytechnic, you'll learn from an array of experienced horticultural trade professionals in purpose-built facilities that simulate a real working environment. Our qualified teachers will share industry-based expertise in the maintenance of public parks, as well as residential and commercial properties. Learn outdoors, on engaging excursions to some of the beautiful parks and gardens around Victoria. Melbourne Polytechnic's extensive industry connections and partnership with the Nursery and Garden Industry of Victoria, offers the unique experience to apply your new skills at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show, granting your qualification immersive experience and a unique credibility.Harvest a rewarding future
As a fully qualified horticulturist, you'll have the opportunity for a wide range of work within the lush field of horticulture, including local council parks and gardens and landscape maintenance companies. You will also have the skills to be your own boss, and run your own horticultural and garden maintenance business.
As a fully qualified horticulturist, you'll have the opportunity for a wide range of work within the lush field of horticulture, including local council parks and gardens and landscape maintenance companies.
You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.