ARE YOU LOOKING TO WORK IN A CONSTRUCTION FIELD WHERE YOU BUILD THINGS, RESHAPE THE LANDSCAPE, AND CREATE SPECIAL FEATURES?
LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION MAY BE THE PERFECT CAREER FOR YOU
Construction forms a major part of a landscape contractor’s job. In fact, being a Landscaper means trying a bit of every trade, such as carpentry, electrical work, concreting, irrigation, and fencing, whilst navigating all sorts of weather and working outside.
They carry out foundation work, set out the construction job, excavate for footings, put in formwork, and install drainage systems. They may reshape the landscape with slopes or terraces and create special features, such as rock gardens, ponds, fountains and ornamental gardens. To create internal and external boundaries, contractors build walls and erect fences. They also build paths and patios and erect structures like pergolas and decks.
These courses are nationally recognised qualifications, which means that you can use them anywhere in Australia to get a job and work in the industry. Completing the AHC30921 Certificate III in Landscape Construction will also provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to gain licensing from Consumer & Business Services.
If you’re keen to work as a trainee landscaper or in the landscape construction sector, this course will build your knowledge and skills relating to work health and safety, landscape and construction practices, project costing, drainage, plants and soils.
This qualification is designed to follow on from Cert III in Landscape Construction and allows individuals to develop post-trade skills and knowledge to become specialists within the landscape industry. It is designed to meet the needs of supervisors or team leaders and there are two streams, you may like to focus on landscape design OR landscape contracting.
This is a specialist qualification for landscape construction managers. If you have completed Cert III in Landscape Construction and Cert IV in Landscape Construction Management, then this is the qualification for you.
Becoming A Trainee: The First Step
Getting into the great outdoors, getting your hands dirty, working hard and keeping fit are all part of being a landscaper. Let alone knowing about plants and designing and creating natural or man-made masterpieces. So why not get paid to learn?
There has been an increasing demand for landscaping products and services, with signs that customers intend to continue and expand their personal and community gardening efforts. As a result, professional landscaping workers are in demand. This rewarding career path involves designing and building outdoor spaces like residential gardens, commercial outdoor spaces and public common areas.
By starting a landscaping traineeship you’ll be involved in:
Skills you will need:
Undertaking a traineeship allows you to learn real skills in the workplace, become qualified in a declared vocation and be paid a wage while you're learning. You'll enter into a training contract with an employer and a training provider that will allow you to combine on-site learning with on or off site training.
When you take on a Traineeship, you'll:
If you decide that landscape construction is your chosen career, the best option is to find yourself a Traineeship with a landscape construction company.
Have a look for Traineeship or job opportunities on the MLSA Jobs Board, and submit your resume so we can contact you when something comes up.
Landscaping is a rich and rewarding career where no two days are the same, and you get to make the most of the beautiful outdoors.