Certificate in Lawn and Garden Care Online Course

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Learn the Techniques of Lawn Mowing and How to Start Your Own Business The Certificate in Lawn and Garden Care is a comprehensive course covering the methods and tools required to mow lawns, learn mulching, fertilising, renovating and how to rejuvenate lawns and much more, plus how to run a profitable Lawn and Garden Care business. The course is broken up into three modules. The first module covers Lawn and Garden Care whereby we go into detail all the steps you must follow to look after lawns, all presented on online videos so you can follow step by step and rewind and stop whenever you like. Following this module we go through the 10 steps you must follow to start your own business, which will get you up and running quickly and easily. Also included are four valuable courses in Business Development, including Entrepreneurship, which will help you succeed in business, Personal Branding to enable you to build your brand, Interpersonal Skills to teach you communication skills and most importantly Organisational Skills to help you achieve your goals. For a comprehensive list and reviews of all courses available simply click the units of study tab. This is an incredible opportunity to invest in yourself and your future, learn Lawn and Garden Care and how to run your own business with Courses For Success Today! Certificate in Certificate in Lawn and Garden Care Online Course Fast Facts: Discover how to care for your Lawn & Garden or Start your Own Business Comprehensive 3 module Certificate in Lawn and Garden Care Study along with simple instructions, videos & demonstrations Written and developed by leading lawn and garden experts Receive one-on-one online help & support 12 months access to Certificate online course Certificate awarded with passing score for the assessment Study at your own pace with no rigid class timetables, 24/7 from any computer or smart device Course Fast Facts: ...


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Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:


  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
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What you'll learn on the course

Skills and Training
Business Plan
Communication Training
Communication Skills
Social Media
Business Development
IT Development

Course programme

Module 1: Lawn Mowing

Unit1: Getting the right equipment

In this session you will hear from experts at Australian Power Equipment about the best equipment to purchase for your new business.

We take a look at:

  • Edge trimmers
  • Hedge trimmers
  • Blowers
  • Brush cutters
  • Safety equipment
  • Lawn mowers
  • Self propelled lawn mowers
  • Ride on mowers
  • Chainsaws
  • Multi tasking tools
  • Long reach saws
  • Hand tools

Unit 2 Setting Up Your Trailer

In this lesson you will learn why it is better to have a trailer and we interview a top trailer supplier who supplies to all the mowing franchises.


  • Different models and sizes of trailers
  • Which model will suit your business
  • How long it takes to manufacture a trailer
  • How to order your trailer
  • How to use your trailer to advertise your business
  • The materials used to manufacture a quality trailer
  • About tyres and rims for your trailer
  • Special features to add to your trailer
  • How to avoid mistakes

Unit 3 Maintenance of Equipment

This lesson covers the servicing and maintenance of your equipment.

We will take you into the workshop of a top servicing agent for Honda & Stihl and show you a demonstration of the following:

  • Servicing your mower.
  • Servicing your blower.
  • Servicing your trimmer.
  • Servicing your chain saw

Unit 4 How to Do A Professional Job

In this lesson we will take you through using different mowers and equipment that are used for varying grass types and jobs.


  • How to cut cooch grass
  • The best length to cut the grass
  • The best cycle to cut the lawn for each season
  • 10 tips that will make your job easier
  • Tips on general pruning
  • How to prune a box hedge
  • How to get extra work cleaning gutters

Unit 5 Advanced Lawn Care

In this lesson you are shown how to care for a lawn at a high end level by a professional green keeper.


  • To look after your customer's lawn so you never lose them
  • How to be better than the average guy mowing lawns
  • How to renovate a lawn
  • How to rejuvenate a lawn
  • What lawn suits what climate
  • How to avoid mistakes
  • What fertilisers to use and when
  • What soils to use and when
  • About mulching the garden

Unit 6 How to Set Up Your Business

This lesson covers the nuts and bolts of running a Lawn and Garden care business. We cover everything you need to get up and running.


  • Why you wouldn't buy a franchise
  • Why you shouldn't buy someone else's business
  • Why you should start your own business
  • About sole traders and companies
  • Steps to setting up your business
  • What price to quote to win the job
  • To add on services and earn more money
  • How to source extra work in winter
  • How to build your equipment inventory
  • To specialise your services
  • Learn what insurance you will need
  • How to market your business
  • To build relationships with your customers
  • How to keep your books in order

Resource materials

Included in the course are many useful tools to help get your business started:

  • Downloadable course manual
  • Sample business plan
  • Example flyers
  • Sample invoices

Module 2: 10 Steps To Start A New Business Online Short Course


  • How to choose a business name
  • What to consider when choosing a business name
  • What type of business structure you need
  • The importance of bookeeping
  • The importance of doing a business plan
  • How to open a business bank account and factors to consider
  • Choosing a business location and business leases
  • Tax, Companies and licenses
  • How to organise your business stationary and what you need
  • Marketing and branding ideas
  • How to choose employees
  • What types of insurances do you need?
  • Starting a business, buying a franchise or buying an established business

Module 3: Business Development

Course 1 - Entrepreneurship Online Short Course

  • Make Your Business Venture an Astounding Success!
  • Understand how to start a business
  • Develop a business plan
  • Get financing for your business
  • Hire and train employees
  • Run your business
  • Grow your business
  • Is It Feasible?
  • What Are Your Interests?
  • Do You Have the Experience?
  • Are You an Expert?
  • What is the market/competition like
  • Is the Venture Lucrative?
  • Is There Competition?
  • How Can You Set Yourself Apart from the Competition?
  • Basics of starting a business
  • Legal Structure of the Business
  • Create a business plan
  • What Should Be Included in the Business Plan
  • Gather Documentation
  • Get financing
  • Hire employees
  • Training employees
  • Market the business
  • Create a Website
  • Networking Groups
  • Social Media
  • Run the business
  • Grow the business

Course 2 - Personal Branding Online Short Course

  • Managing Your Personal Brand To Help You Achieve Success
  • Define your image
  • Control your image
  • Understand how to sharpen your brand
  • Use social media appropriately
  • Manage your brand in a crisis
  • Develop a professional appearance
  • Controlling and developing your image
  • Personal and professional influences
  • Sharpening your brand
  • Have an Objective
  • Appearance matters
  • Never Burn a Bridge
  • Social media
  • Blogging
  • Networking
  • Brand management during a crisis
  • Branding personality traits
  • Identify Your Unique Values

Course 3 - Interpersonal Skills Online Short Course

  • Learn Powerful Communication Skills!
  • Verbal communication skills
  • Listening and hearing: they aren't the same thing
  • Asking questions
  • Communicating with power
  • Non-verbal communication skills
  • Body language
  • The signals you sent to others
  • It's not what you say, it's how you say it
  • Making small talk and moving beyond
  • Moving the conversation along
  • Asking for examples
  • Using repetition
  • Usng summary questions
  • Asking for clarity and completeness
  • Remembering names
  • Influencing skills
  • Creating a powerful introduction
  • Using Mnemonics
  • Uh-oh... I've forgotten your name
  • Bringing people to your side
  • Sharing your opinion
  • Negotiation basics
  • Making an impact

Course 4 - Organizational Skills Online Course

  • Remove the clutter
  • Just do it
  • You dont have to keep everything
  • Three boxes: Keep, donate and trash
  • A place for everything and everything in it's place
  • Prioritize
  • Write it down
  • Urgent / Important Matrix
  • Divide tasks
  • 80/20 rule
  • Scheduling your time
  • Have a master calendar
  • Setting deadlines
  • Remove or limit the time wasters
  • Coping with things outside of your control
  • To do lists
  • Use a day planner
  • Finish what you start
  • Focus on the important
  • Do quick tasks immediately
  • Paper and paperless storage
  • Find a system that works for you
  • Make it consistent
  • Make it time sensitive
  • Setting up archives
  • Organization in your work area
  • Tools to fight procrastination
  • Remove distractions
  • Give yourself a reward
  • Break up large tasks
  • Organising your inbox
  • Setting delivery rules
  • Folder and message hierachy
  • Deal with email right away
  • Flag and highlight important item
  • Avoid the causes of disorganization
  • Discipline is the key to staying organized
  • Stay within your systems
  • Learn to say No
  • Have organisiation be part of your life
  • Plan for tomorrow, today

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