Landscape Construction Careers
Do you love working outdoors and building things? If so, then landscape construction may be the perfect career for you.
Do you love working outdoors and building things? Construction forms a major part of a landscape contractor’s job as they carry out foundation work, setting out the construction job, excavating for footings, putting in formwork and installing drainage systems. They may reshape the landscape with slopes or terraces and create special features, such as rock gardens, ponds, fountains and ornamental gardens. To create internal and external boundaries, contractors build walls and erect fences. They build paths and patios, and erect structures, such as pergolas and decks.
If you can see yourself doing these things, then landscape construction may be the perfect career for you.
Landscapers are the licensed tradesmen and women who are responsible for constructing and maintaining almost everything on a property or development that is outside of the main buildings, apartment block or home. From pergolas, swimming pools and their surrounds, decks, paving, retaining walls, pathways, fences, driveways, ponds, fountains and water features, playgrounds, street furniture, outside kitchens, large and small gardens, vertical walls through to maintaining sports fields, race tracks, government grounds, units, resorts, fun parks, malls, shopping centres, and the list goes on and on. Landscape construction contractors do it all.
If you decide that landscape construction is your chosen career, the best option is to find yourself an Apprenticeship with a landscape construction company.
Landscape construction apprenticeships are for four years and as part of your qualification pathway you will also be required to complete a Certificate III in Landscape Construction, a nationally recognised qualification. Normally, you will attend TAFE one day a week and be on-the-job for the rest of your working week. Your on-the-job time will allow you to practise all the skills you are learning in your formal TAFE course.
By the time you have completed your apprenticeship you will have a great theoretical knowledge and excellent practical skills.
If you would like to learn more about how an apprenticeship works or express your interest in becoming a Landscape Construction apprentice, click the link below.
If you have an Apprenticeship in the Landscape construction industry, then you are required to enrol in Certificate III in Landscape Construction.
To learn more about these courses, read our Landscape Construction Courses page.