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Landscaping, Parks & Gardens Standards Available for Feedback 

Industry experts, including representatives from The Landscape Association have been consulted over the past month to review the qualifications and skills standards that support job roles in landscaping, parks and gardens. As a result, they have been revised to reflect current terminology, equipment, technology and practices.

TLA Members are invited to provide feedback on the draft qualifications, skill sets and units. 

Skills Impact are seeking your feedback on whether the draft documents reflect the current skills standards and practices of industry, and whether job functions are accurately described.  

The draft documents will be available for broad industry feedback on the Skills Impact website until 18 December 2020. To view the documents and provide comment, please follow the webpage links below.

Landscaping Project

Well designed, constructed and maintained green spaces increase the liveability and value of Australian homes and public spaces. Landscapers require skills in horticulture and plant care, as well as expertise in working with a range of materials and other professionals.  

The draft landscaping qualifications and skills standards have been revised to incorporate changes in technology and workplace practices and to reflect current terminology. Two units of competency have also been developed to address the increased use of computer-aided design (CAD) software as a standard work practice and the increasing trend to use outdoor tiling in landscape projects. 

Two qualifications with low enrolments are also proposed for deletion. Subject matter experts and the IRC are seeking your feedback about these and have developed some key questions to gather industry insights and opinion on the matter. 

For more information and to provide feedback, visit the project page here.

Parks and Gardens Project

People in Australia are fortunate to have access to many diverse Australian parks and gardens for recreation and leisure. The maintenance and management of these culturally and socially significant spaces is important, as they are visited by thousands of people every year and are home to native and unique species, animals as well as historic structures. 

In recent times the skills requirements of jobs in the sector have been changing as industry focuses on more sustainable practices to promote biodiversity, adapt to climate change, and acknowledge the cultural significance of these spaces.  

The draft qualifications and skills standards for parks and gardens have been revised to reflect current terminology, equipment and practices, including sustainable use of materials and workplace health and safety requirements. 

Two qualifications with low enrolments are also proposed for deletion. Subject matter experts and the IRC are seeking your feedback about these and have developed some key questions to gather industry insights and opinion on the matter. 

For more information, visit the project page here. 


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