Course Title: Plant trees and shrubs

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C2163 Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management

Course Title: Plant trees and shrubs

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 20

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

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Course Contact: Bruce Partland

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 8323

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Course Description

This competency standard covers the manual planting of trees, shrubs and other containerised and bare-rooted plants, and related tasks such as site preparation and pre-planting treatments. It applies to planting activities in parks and gardens, domestic and commercial landscapes, sporting facilities, planting of windbreaks and shelter belts, programmed environmental maintenance, rehabilitation of natural areas, and the reversal of environmental degradation. Work is usually done under outine supervision and with intermittent checking. Competency is demonstrated by the application of knowledge and skills to a range of planting tasks and roles usually within established enterprise guidelines.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

RTC2012A Plant trees and shrubs


Complete planting operations

Install trees, shrubs and/or other plants

Prepare for planting operations

Prepare planting site

Prepare trees and shrubs for planting

Learning Outcomes

This program is competency based.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment must confirm the ability to
• prepare a planting site according to a planting plan
• excavate a planting hole
• prepare trees and shrubs for planting
• install trees and shrubs
• apply post-planting treatments according to species requirements
• transfer the skills and knowledge required to plant trees and shrubs to a different work environment, eg, This could include different species for planting, locations, and times of the year>