Our Diploma of Landscape Design is a step forward in building and plotting your landscape future. Build on your Certificate IV in Landscape Design and become a qualified landscape construction or horticulture professional. Advance your skills with a focus on design.
Be a leader in landscape design
Our Diploma in Landscape Design is tailored to develop your skills to create designs that will ensure you win the next job. Recommendation and word-of-mouth plays an integral part in this industry. You’ll soon find one satisfied customer leads to many more.
Learn how to draw a garden design and produce 2D architectural drawings using CAD software. Learn also, how to prepare estimates, quotes and tenders. This course is a comprehensive landscape design course suitable for those who are working in the industry and who have lower level training in landscape construction.
Industry connections and resources
Industry-qualified and experienced teachers will guide you through your studies in Landscape Design. We use the latest technology to teach you and hone your skills in modern and traditional design.
As a graduate of this course, you may gain employment as a landscape designer, landscape manager or site foreman, run your own landscape design business or work as a consultant.
A variety of assessment methods may be used to demonstrate competence in Landscape Design. Assessment methods may include practical application and demonstration of skills, oral presentations, written assignments, tests and projects, work-based projects, case studies, and log books.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
You can seek RPL where your work or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. Academic Credit is granted on a case-by-case basis, according to our Academic Credit policy and associated procedures. Applications for Academic Credit will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic academics and where appropriate, industry experts.
DepartmentHorticulture and Landscaping
two (2) evenings per week, - over two (2) years
Class Schedule: *
Mon - 3-6PM
Thu - 3-6PM
*Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Career Advisor
Modes of DeliveryOff-campus, Practical Work, Classroom
The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. All enrolments excluding RPL/RCC and Higher Education incur an annual Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250
Assessment MethodsA variety of assessment methods may be used to demonstrate your competence. At the commencement of each unit, you will be given an outline of what is to be covered and how the unit will be assessed and further methods may include practical application and demonstration of skills, oral presentations, written assignments, tests and projects, work-based projects, case studies and log books
MaterialsA list of safety equipment and books that need to be purchased by you will be distributed early in the course
- it is preferred that you have some knowledge and experience in landscape construction prior to undertaking this course
- all applicants will need to attend an interview to establish if this course is suited to their needs
- it would be advantageous (but not a pre-requisite) if you have completed our Certificate IV in Landscape Design
Pathways to further studyThis qualification may lead to further study such as the 22260VIC Diploma of Applied Horticultural Science, or higher education Horticulture study
Career PathwaysPossible career paths for Landscape Designers are:
- garden designer
- senior CAD operator
- project manager
- community planning officer
Units Of Study
The Units of Study listed below have been approved for VET FEE-HELP. You may be required to undertake additional Units of Study in order to obtain the qualification. You will need to determine your particular combination of Units of Study with the department.
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.
|AHCBUS503||Negotiate and monitor contracts||120|
|AHCBUS504||Prepare estimates, quotes and tenders||120|
|AHCDES501||Design sustainable landscapes||80|
|AHCDES502||Prepare a landscape design||240|
|AHCDES503||Assess landscape sites||110|
|AHCDES504||Design for construction of landscape features||100|
|AHCLSC501||Survey and establish site levels||110|
|AHCPCM503||Specify plants for landscapes||130|
|AHCPCM504||Design specialised landscape||150|
|AHCWRK507||Implement professional practice||100|
|CPCPCM4003A||PRODUCE 2D ARCHITECTURAL DRAWINGS USING CAD SOFTWARE||40|
|CUAACD302||Produce computer-aided drawings||50|
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.