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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.



What do Landscape Construction Professionals Do?

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. 


Becoming an Apprentice: The First Step

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.


Read More About Becoming an Apprentice


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.


Landscape Construction Courses


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These Terms and Conditions must be read in conjunction with TLA’s Privacy and Copyright Policy Statements.

Descriptions of contracts contained on this website are a guide only and do not outline a specific fitness for purpose. The Landscape Association gives no representation or warranty about suitability of a particular contract for a specific function.

The Landscape Association does not accept responsibility for loss or damage suffered by any person or body relying directly or indirectly on any information contained within the pro forma contracts or the LNA Master Landscapers Rates Guide Schedule of Rates for Landscape Works. All contracts and Guides are purchased at the risk of those making the purchase.

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Orders are ordinarily dispatched by Australia Post, Express Post, within seven working days. Five days should be allowed for delivery. This timeframe is indicative only. Every reasonable effort will be made to notify the customer if a delay is expected.

Provided an order has not been dispatched, it may be cancelled in full or part by calling The Landscape Association on (02) 9630 4844. Returns are not accepted by The Landscape Association unless the customer has received an unordered or faulty item, or unless otherwise required under Australian legislation.

The Landscape Association reserves the right to change these terms and conditions at any time.

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