National code: AHC50616

Diploma of Landscape Design

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Overview About this course

Take up the challenge and find innovative ways to contribute to greater biodiversity and climate change resilience, liveable cities, and better resource management. Refine your practical skills and creative vision as you execute designs, meet client needs and enhance environmental amenities.

This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Design sustainable landscapes

  • Prepare landscape designs

  • Design for the construction of landscape features

  • Produce computer-aided drawings

  • Prepare estimates, quotes, and tenders

Course Outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • Experience to plan and design landscape structures and features

  • Understand and create project briefs

  • Knowledge of emerging technology such as computer-aided design (CAD) software

  • Skills and knowledge to start your own sole trader business

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.

Completion requirements

During your study you’ll need to provide your teacher with the following evidence:

  • Access to at least two different landscape design sites as evidenced by a letter granting permission to use from the owner or manager of the site/s you intend to access, or proof of ownership

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • At least 5 years experience working in the industry in either landscaping or landscape construction

  • A working knowledge of natural and environmental processes

  • The ability to think creatively and conceptualise ideas

  • Some experience with computer-aided design software

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like:

Landscape Gardener

Landscape Gardeners plan and construct garden landscapes.

  • Full-time share Full-time workers usually work 35 hours or more a week (in all their jobs combined).

    71%

  • Employment size Employment size is the number of workers who do this as their main job.

    7,700 workers

  • Average age This is the average age of all workers in this job.

    35 years

  • Weekly pay Median earnings are shown for full-time, non-managerial employees paid at the adult rate, before tax or any amounts that are salary sacrificed. These figures are a guide to earnings only and should not be used to determine a wage rate.

    $1,040

  • Average full-time The average full-time hours that people in this role work each week.

    43 hours

  • Skill level rating Skill level ratings are based on the range and complexity of job roles. In general, the higher the skill level, the more formal education and training, previous experience or on-the-job training needed to be good at the job.

    Medium

  • Gender share

    4% female

  • Future growth The Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business estimates the likely change in number of workers in this role, or industry, over the next 5 years. Future growth is the likely percentage change compared to all other job roles.

    Moderate Growth

Other jobs include: Landscaper and Landscape designer

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 0 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

The Diploma of Landscape Design does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Further study 0 Courses

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

The Diploma of Landscape Design does not have any post-graduate courses.

Related study 0 Courses

Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

The Diploma of Landscape Design does not have any related courses.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Diploma of Landscape Design qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 12 units of competency, including 4 core and 8 speciality units.

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Design for construction of landscape features AHCDES504

  • Design sustainable landscapes AHCDES501

  • Prepare a landscape design AHCDES502

  • Assess landscape sites AHCDES503

TAFE NSW Services Facilities and Support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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