LANDSCAPE DESIGN COURSES
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, considering their requirements and budget. They then prepare the plans, specifications and working documents that the landscape contractor uses to build the landscape.
The landscape designer must have a strong understanding of the principles of design, the design process, industry best practices, materials (such as paving, timbers, edging) to use, and plant selection and placement.
An integral part of the work a landscape designer does involves using 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 quote jobs accurately, so they need an up-to-date knowledge of the many aspects of the industry.
While 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 aimed explicitly at aspiring landscape designers.
Whilst not required to undertake the Diploma of Landscape Design, the CIII in Landscape Construction provides a strong foundation of industry skills and knowledge relating to work health and safety, landscape and construction practices, project costing, drainage, plants and soils.
This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for entry level design job roles in the landscape design industry.
Individuals with this qualification perform tasks involving technical skills and problem solving to monitor and improve performance of landscape design projects.
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.
You can also enrol in this qualification without any previous studies to qualify as a Landscape Designer.
This is a specialist qualification for landscape designers. If you have completed CIII in Landscape Construction and CIV in Landscape Design, then this is the qualification for you. You can even do this having only completed CIII in Landscape Construction.