full time / 2 years part time
full time / 2 years part time
Certificate III in Landscape Construction or equivalent.
You can learn to be a leader in landscape design with Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate IV in Landscape Design. Take the next step in your landscape construction or horticulture career and advance your skills in marketing, costing and design in the landscaping industry. Landscaping is a $6 billion industry in Australia and with an increasing demand for sustainable green spaces in our suburbs and cities, is a career that will only increase in relevance and demand.
This comprehensive landscape design course has been tailored to deliver graduates with the skills that the landscaping industry needs. You’ll learn everything, from landscape design essentials like plant recommendations and soil sampling, to garden designs drawing techniques and producing 2D architectural drawings using CAD software. In addition to practical and creative skills, you’ll also learn vital business skills, including how to cost a project and promote your products and services. You’ll learn from industry-qualified and experienced teachers, and have the opportunity to apply your skills to real world challenges. Melbourne Polytechnic landscaping students have frequently distinguished themselves on a national and international level at competitions such as WorldSkills.
Graduates of Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate IV in Landscape Design have a wide range of job opportunities. You may gain employment as a landscape site supervisor, garden designer, senior CAD operator, project manager or community planning officer. This course will provide you with the skills to manage your own landscape design business and create designs that can help you grow a successful career.
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flexible delivery available. The course is predominately delivered as an evening class with very few day classes available
Tue - 3pm-6pm, 6pm-9pm
Wed - 3pm-6pm, 6pm-9pm
A variety of assessment methods may be used to demonstrate the student's 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. 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.
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.
|AHCLSC401||SUPERVISE LANDSCAPE PROJECT WORKS||Core||80|
|VU21971||PRODUCE 2-D ARCHITECTURAL DRAWINGS USING CAD||Core||40|
|VU21968||APPLY THE PRINCIPLES OF SUSTAINABILITY TO LANDSCAPE DESIGNS||Core||60|
|VU21967||APPLY CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES TO LANDSCAPE DESIGN||Core||50|
|AHCSOL401||SAMPLE SOILS AND INTERPRET RESULTS||Core||60|
|AHCPCM401||RECOMMEND PLANTS AND CULTURAL PRACTICES||Core||80|
|VU21969||DEVELOP A LANDSCAPE DESIGN||Core||130|
|CUAACD302||PRODUCE COMPUTER-AIDED DRAWINGS||Core||50|
|BSBMKG413||PROMOTE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES||Core||40|
|AHCBUS402||COST A PROJECT||Core||50|
|BSBDES305||SOURCE AND APPLY INFORMATION ON THE HISTORY AND THEORY OF DESIGN||Core||65|
|VU21970||PREPARE SIMPLE LANDSCAPE DRAWINGS||Core||50|
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