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This course is superseded.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.
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
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
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
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
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.
Our graduates go onto roles like:
Landscape Gardeners plan and construct garden landscapes.
Other jobs include: Landscaper and Landscape designer
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Diploma of Landscape Design does not have any pre-requisite courses.
The Diploma of Landscape Design does not have any post-graduate courses.
The Diploma of Landscape Design does not have any related courses.
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.
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.
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