Certificate IV in Landscape Design

Jobs and Skills WA: Landscape design courses
Time to branch out into a landscape design career!

If you're keen to take your landscape design skills to the next level, or even start up your own business, the Certificate IV in Landscape Design is a great choice! This course covers the hands-on skills you need to design and construct residential, public and commercial landscaping projects.

You'll learn about preparing landscape drawings; drawing and landscape design with CAD; costing out projects; recommending plants; sampling and analysing soils; and landscaping construction techniques; as well as team leadership;, design theory; and business marketing skills. Everything you need for a fantastic career ahead!

Industry: Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
National course code: 52881WA | WA State ID: BGR14

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Do you want to become a professional designer of dream garden areas and watch your work bring life to outdoor spaces? Pursue a career in the horticulture and gardening industries and become a qualified Landscape Designer. 

A landscape design is like a floor plan for an outdoor area, focusing on the specific garden design of landscape elements and plants within it. 

In this course you will learn hands-on skills to design residential, public and commercial landscape projects. Be guided by expert professionals on how to prepare landscape drawings and layouts and create well-designed and attractive outdoor spaces to meet client briefs.

You can work completing specialised garden makeovers for homes or renovating new landscapes for companies, managing the layout of grassed areas and choosing plants and flowers as well as stones, decking and water features to best showcase the area. 

Become a horticultural expert and plant the seeds for your career in landscape design. 

Study in specialist facilities 

Murdoch campus has a dedicated Murdoch Student Garden Centre, which is a centre of excellence in horticulture that is pivotal to student's learning for service delivery. Facilities include extensive garden spaces for design practice, computer labs with contemporary design software and dedicated sheltered nursery areas which propagate natives, herbs and some exotic plants suitable to WA’s climate. Students can learn through application of hands-on skills in an environment that reflects current industry practices and simulates a real-life workplace experiences.  


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