Visual Inspection

AHCPGD212 Conduct Visual Inspection of Park Facilities

“This course offers an entry level into park inspection those undertaking a daily to weekly check of park facilities, as part of their normal duties such as mowing, groundskeeping, or cleaning of the park facility.”


This Nationally Recognised course will provide participants with the skills and knowledge to conduct a routine visual inspection of park and recreation facilities to identify visible hazards and existing and potential risks.


This course is aimed at those responsible for conducting visual inspections of park and recreation facilities. These individuals work under general supervision and exercise limited autonomy with some accountability for their own work. They undertake defined activities and work in a structured context. This may include those in a routine maintenance role such as council staff and educational maintenance staff.


Statement of Attainment for AHCPGD212 Conduct Visual Inspection of Park Facilities.


Possible job roles after successful completions of the course may include:

  • Park maintenance personnel
  • Park inspector


  • Softfall surfacing that is inadequate, damaged, or has trip points
  • Fouling of the park by littering with needles, broken glass, animal, or humanexcrement
  • Damage to borders enclosing loose fill
  • Playground or park equipment damage due to vandalism or graffiti
  • Missing parts on equipment or park facilities
  • Protruding screws, nails, and bolts in softfall or slides
  • Ropes, cables, nets, chains, and tyres damaged or drain holes blocked
  • Smooth operation of rotating items -rocking items, flying fox, swings
  • Ancillary Park items, including but not limited to BBQs, rubbish bins, benches andtables, shelters, shade sails etc
  • Condition of vegetation, ramps, entrances, fences, and gates


  • Child development
  • The importance of play
  • Accidents: type, frequency, severity, and risk
  • Legislation: appropriate Acts of Parliament and how they may affect the operator and the inspector
  • Provision recommendations for playgrounds, play value, disability assessment
  • AS4685:2021, AS4685.0:2017, AS4422:2021, AS3533.4.2:2013
  • Documentation, reporting, and the importance of record keeping
  • A logical and systematic approach to inspection, including risk assessment and risk benefit
  • Routine inspection approaches to playgrounds, including signs, traffic, road barriers, and surfaces
  • Routine inspection of the immediate playground surroundings such as vegetation, fences, and gates
  • Routine inspection of the active playground area within the fenced surround i.e. seats, litter bins and other non play items
  • Routine inspection of specific play equipment or play features, including surfacing
  • Routine inspection of natural play elements
  • Common faults on popular items
  • Checking of maintenance and other playground actions taken
  • Practical on-site inspection

The following qualifications are suggested study pathways to further broaden skills and knowledge:

  • AHC31021 – Certificate III in Parks and Gardens
  • AHC31421 – Certificate III in Conservation and Ecosystem Management
  • AHC30722 – Certificate III in Horticulture
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  • 18 years of age above, good health, and physically fit.
  • Attendees who wish to refresh their competency must hold the previous Nationally Recognised statement of attainment for AHCPGD212 or equivalent course code.


  • Personal protective equipments (PPE)
  • Notebook
  • Writing materials
  • Smartphone with camera and internet access
  • Site plans and workplace procedure documents
  • For online delivery: Computer with Chrome browser and reliable internet connection