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Landscape Design

Certificate IV Of

Code: 22331VIC

Overview

Campus

Fairfield

Duration

full time / 2 years part time

Duration

full time / 2 years part time

Requirements

Certificate III in Landscape Construction or equivalent.

Next Intake

Ongoing

Grow your career in landscape design

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.

Industry-led learning using current technology

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.

Plant the seed to run your own business

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.

Career Pathways

Where will this take me

Graduates of Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate IV in Landscape Design have a wide range of job opportunities.
  • Landscape Gardener
  • Community Landscape Officer
  • Landscaping Business Operator
  • Landscaping Business Owner
  • CAD Operator
  • Project Manager
  • Garden Designer

Pathways

This qualification may lead to further study such as the 22260VIC Diploma of Applied Horticultural Science, or other Horticulture stream and study

Akolda Bil

"It means future to me now. All I was doing before this was working in small jobs, or jobs that aren't going to get me far in life, so studying is a huge deal to me. It got me where I am now.... And it actually, studying gave me a path to go somewhere in my life."

Course Details

Class Schedule

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

Assessment Methods

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.

Units of Study

The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.

Units of Study
Code Subject Elective Hours
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

Fees & Costs

Displayed course fees are indicative only. There are many variables that impact the total amount of your full course costs including qualification for government subsidies, concessions or recognition of prior learning. Tuition fees do not include the cost of student amenities or material costs.

To find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy we recommend you contact us help you find out.

Melbourne Polytechnic offers a range of payment options to help you pay your tuition fees, so you can get on with your studies.

Fees displayed are effective for new applications received on or after 1 November 2019. Tuition fees do not include textbooks, course materials or overseas student health insurance and visa fees.

After initial deposit, international students are able to pay tuition fees in installments, four times per year.

For more detailed information please read the International Student Fees.

Tuition Fees
$2850.00 - $5800.00
Estimated based on eligibility
Course Fees are only estimated. Find out what subsidies apply to you by contacting us.

Materials and Amenities cost

A list of safety equipment and books that need to be purchased by you will be distributed early in the course

Attend an Info Session 

Now’s the time to register for our information and enrolment sessions. We give you an in-depth look at your chosen area of study and a tour of our department facilities.

Requirements

It is preferred that you have some knowledge and experience in horticulture prior to undertaking this course. All applicants will need to attend an interview to establish if this course is suited to their needs

Next Steps

We're really excited for you to join the Melbourne Polytechnic community and we look forward to supporting you on your education journey.

The first step to enrolling is completing the application short form. You'll then receive a link to complete a few more personal details.

It is a mandatory government requirement for all prospective students to complete an online literacy and numeracy assessment. Once you are ready to enrol, you will be invited to attend of our Skills and Job Centres, or come to campus to complete your enrolment in person.

For certificate-level courses, you can pay by weekly or fortnightly direct debit using our Tuition Payment Plan. Read more about TPPs here.

If you need assistance with your application and the next steps, you can contact one of our Education and Course Advisors on 03 9269 8400 or follow a step-by-step guide to enrolling for vocational education local students.

Application procedure