Do you love plants and being in the garden selecting plants, planting, weeding, looking for bugs, keeping plants healthy? If so, then landscape maintenance and a parks and gardens specialisation is the path for you.
What do Parks and Gardens Landscape Professionals Do?
A parks and gardens horticulturalist works in the parks and gardens sector of the horticulture industry. As a parks and gardens specialist, you will attend to the care of trees, shrubs, flowers and lawns. Your job is to keep the landscape healthy, safe, clean and attractive.
Parks and gardens can vary from public and private gardens, reserves, recreational facilities, industrial and commercial sites. The parks and gardens may be very new or very established.
Care of trees, shrubs, lawns, mulching, weeding and trimming, edging flower beds and walkways are all in a day’s work for a parks and gardens horticulturalist.
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.
Parks and gardens apprenticeships are for four years and as part of your qualification pathway you will also be required to complete a Certificate III in Parks and Gardens, 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 Parks and Gardens apprentice, click the link below.
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Parks and Gardens Courses
A parks and gardens horticulturalist works in the parks and gardens sector of the horticulture industry. They specialise in maintaining these spaces for optimum health and growth and give consideration to the future of the space as the plants mature.
There are a number of landscape maintenance (parks and gardens) courses available. If you are new to the industry you would normally undertake the Certificate III in Parks and Gardens, however, a Certificate IV in Parks and Gardens and a Diploma in Parks and Gardens Management are also available.
To read more about the Landscape Maintenance (Parks and Gardens) pathway and study options, click below.
Parks and Gardens Courses
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
If you have been working in the industry for some time, you may be able to have and previous qualifications as well as your skills and experience recognised through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). We suggest you contact your closest provider and discuss your training and education needs directly.