LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION COURSES
Are you looking to work in a construction field where you build things, reshape the landscape, and create special features? Construction forms a major part of a landscape contractor’s job. 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 build paths and patios and erect structures like pergolas and decks.
CIII in Landscape Construction is a nationally recognised qualification, which means that you can use it anywhere in Australia to get a job and work in the industry. Completing the CIII in Landscape Consecution will also provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to gain licensing from Consumer & Business Services.
If you’re keen to work as an apprentice landscaper or in the landscape construction sector of the horticulture industry, this course will build your knowledge and skills relating to work health and safety, landscape and construction practices, project costing, drainage, plants and soils.
CIII in Landscape Construction is a nationally recognised qualification, which means that you can use it anywhere Australia to get a job and work in the industry. Completing the CIII in Landscape Construction will also provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to gain licensing from Consumer & Business Services.
This qualification is designed to follow on from CIII 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 2 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 CIII in Landscape Construction and CIV in Landscape Construction Management (Landscape Contracting stream), then this is the qualification for you.
More information about the structure of this qualification can be found online through the Australian Government training website, or contact your local TAFE to discuss what you need to do.
Becoming An Apprentice
If you decide that landscape construction is your chosen career, the best option is to find yourself an Apprenticeship with a landscape construction company.
Landscape construction apprenticeships are for four years. As part of your qualification pathway, you will also be required to complete a Certificate III in Landscape Construction, a nationally recognised qualification. Typically, you will attend TAFE one day a week and be on the job for the rest of your working week. Your on-the-job time will allow you to practise all the skills you learn in your formal TAFE course.
By completing your apprenticeship, you will have great theoretical knowledge and excellent practical skills.
If you would like to learn more about how an apprenticeship works or express your interest in becoming a Landscape Construction apprentice, click the link below.