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If you want to work with clients to design beautiful outdoor spaces and learn how to research, survey, assess, plan, design, cost, and manage residential, commercial and industrial landscape projects then the Diploma in Landscape Design could lead to a dream career.


What do Landscape Designers Do?

Landscape designers design outdoor spaces! These outdoor spaces may be small or large, residential, commercial or industrial.

Landscape designers consult with the client to determine the client’s needs and make recommendations as to the options a client may have, taking into account their requirements and budget. They then prepare the plans, specifications and working documents that are used by the landscape contractor to build the landscape.

The landscape designer must have a strong understanding of the principles of design, the design process, industry best practice, materials (such as paving, timbers, edging) to use, as well as plant selection and placement.

An integral part of the work a landscape designer does involves the use of computer-aided drawing programs. As many plans need to be submitted to local Council for approval, a high standard of detail and presentation is required. Landscape designers need to be able to accurately quote jobs so need an up-to-date knowledge of the many aspects of the industry.


Landscape Design Courses

Whilst landscape design does form a small part of the elective elements under other landscaping qualifications, the Diploma of Landscape Design is the purpose-built course specifically aimed at individuals wanting to become landscape designers.


Diploma of Landscape Design

This is a specialist qualification for landscape designers. If you have completed CIII in Landscape Construction and CIV in Landscape (Landscape Design stream), then this is the qualification for you. You can even do this having only completed CIII in Landscape Construction.

You can also enrol in this qualification without any previous studies to qualify as a Landscape Designer.

More information about the structure of this qualification can be found online through the Federal Government’s training website, or contact your local TAFE to discuss what you need to do.


Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Have you been working in the industry for many years without having any formal qualifications? Do you have other related qualifications to the one you want? You may be able to have these qualifications, skills and experience recognised through a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process. Contact your local TAFE to discuss what you need to do.

Terms and Condition

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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.

TLA does not have access to the customer’s credit card number which is encrypted for security purposes. The credit card will be debited at the time of processing the payment. A tax invoice/receipt will be automatically generated and emailed to the customer.

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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