Combine horticultural knowledge and design expertise to create functional and appealing outdoor spaces. You'll develop the skills to plan and implement design projects, and launch your career as a landscape designer.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Prepare a landscape design
Design for construction of landscape features
Produce drawings for landscape design projects using CAD software
Design sustainable landscapes
Assess landscape sites
Identify, select and specify plants and trees for landscapes, depending on your speciality units
Prepare estimates, quotes and tenders, depending on your speciality units
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
A nationally accredited qualification
Knowledge of emerging technology such as computer-aided design (CAD) software
Strong knowledge of plants and trees
Site assessment skills
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.
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at a Year 12 high school level
An interest in plants and design
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 designer and landscape gardener.
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.
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 6 core and 6 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.
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
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