Anyone. ASTRA have developed a highly interactive and hands-on training course that gives you the practical skills and know-how to work safely. The program is appropriate for those wishing to start their career or get recognised for existing skills in the following areas:
- Structural Landscaper
- Parks and gardens Tradesperson
- Landscape gardener
ASTRA focuses on supporting students looking to enter and renter the workforce, and will support your training path no matter your background or walk of life. We are also aligned with partner organisations that can offer additional support in reading and writing skills, career and workplace guidance as well as ‘job readiness’ skills and interviewing techniques for a job application.
ASTRA use various assessment methods and techniques, including skill and knowledge assessments as an essential step to ensure you progress through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying and training with ASTRA, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples and third-party feedback.
There is self-paced learning required for this course which includes completion of homework and research activities as well as online learning materials. Students may require access to a computer and internet outside of scheduled training days. ASTRA can assist with any resources or access as required.
Before commencing any course, ASTRA recommends you consult your doctor to determine any limitations with conducting practical demonstrations if applicable. There are be regular tasks that require manual handling of materials, tools and equipment including exposure to outdoor elements.
ASTRA requires all students to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). As a minimum requirement, any personnel attending an ASTRA course and training facility must wear enclosed, lace-up shoes with a non-slip sole. Further guidance and support on PPE will be provided at enrolment.