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  • AHC50616
  • 092598C

Diploma of Landscape Design

At a glance

At a glance

Develop your career in landscaping with this high-level course that will give you the advanced skills and knowledge to become a landscape designer.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Landscape Designer
  • Landscaper
COURSE OUTCOME

AHC50616 Diploma of Landscape Design

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Course overview

Course overview

Establish your landscaping career with this high-level course. Develop the advanced skills and knowledge required to become a landscape designer. This industry is experiencing strong growth with more than 50,000 new jobs expected to open over the next five years.

You will learn how to research, survey, assess, plan, design, cost, and manage residential, commercial and industrial site landscaping projects. You will also develop a strong understanding of the underlying principles of design, the design process, industry best practice, plant selection and placement, and permaculture principles. Our highly experienced staff are strongly embedded in the industry and will give you the one-on-one guidance you need to succeed.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work as a landscape designer. You can also enhance your career prospects by continuing on with further study in this area.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 8 elective units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
AHCDES501
Design sustainable landscapes
AHCDES502
Prepare a landscape design
AHCDES503
Assess landscape sites
AHCDES504
Design for construction of landscape features

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
AHCBUS504
Prepare estimates, quotes and tenders
AHCLSC501
Survey and establish site levels
AHCLSC502
Manage landscape projects
AHCPCM401
Recommend plants and cultural practices
AHCPCM503
Specify plants for landscapes
AHCWRK503
Prepare reports
AHCWRK509
Provide specialist advice to clients
CUAACD302
Produce computer-aided drawings

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, get in touch. We're here to help.

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This is the total cost of the course you need to pay when you enrol if you are not eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Money IconVet Student Loan - $15,225 cap

This is an interest-free personal loan from the Australian Government that provides eligible students access to capped funding to help pay for their studies.

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If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

Completion of the Certificate III in Horticulture or 2 years work experience would be advantageous. It would also be advantageous to have a sound knowledge in plant identification. To successfully complete within the specified timeframe, it is also recommended that you have sound literacy and numeracy skills. If you’re under 17 years of age, special enrolment conditions may apply.

Resources required

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

You will be provided with a recommended reading list and/or required textbooks during orientation or at the start of each unit. The purchase of these resources may incur additional costs, or you may be able to borrow them from the TAFE Queensland library network.

You are responsible for meeting the minimum occupational health and safety requirements in practical classes. This includes having access to and wearing appropriate attire including cotton long sleeved shirts and trousers, safety footwear compliant with the Australian Standard AS 2210, safety glasses, and a broad brimmed hat.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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How to apply

How to apply

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers


Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland