CERTIFICATE IN LANDSCAPING

Study landscaping online. Choose from a wide variety of landscaping modules. Learn how to design and renovate gardens, parks and other outdoor areas.

Course Code: VHT090
Fee Code: CT
Duration (approx) Duration (approx) 600 hours
Qualification Certificate
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Learn all about Landscaping!

Landscaping is a broad field. Some landscapers focus on hard landscaping. That is, they are more involved in construction of garden components like walls, gazebos, patios, and paving. Others prefer to focus more on soft landscaping. This means they are more concerned with planting, containers, and lawns. Some may get heavily involved in garden design whereas others might be more reliant on garden maintenance. The types of jobs available can also be variable with many working in private gardens but others working on large commercial projects in in public parks and gardens.     

Given the wide range of possibilities, we have devised a course that emphasises flexibility. This certificate provides significant scope for students to select the areas that are of most interest or value to them. Whether you want to use it to broaden existing skills and knowledge, or to set a foundation for future employment or your own business, this course can be adjusted to maximise your needs. 

  • Study this comprehensive course to learn how to design new gardens or renovate old ones.
  • Choose from a wide variety of landscaping modules to suit your specific interests and goals.
  • Learn about plant identification, plant selection, garden styles, landscape construction, green walls and roofs, permaculture, and more!
  • Find a landscaping job or start a landscaping business!

Modules

Core ModulesThese modules provide foundation knowledge for the CERTIFICATE IN LANDSCAPING.
 LANDSCAPING I BHT109
 
Elective ModulesIn addition to the core modules, students study any 5 of the following 25 modules.
 BOTANY I - Plant Physiology And Taxonomy BSC104
 CARPENTRY BSS100
 COTTAGE GARDEN DESIGN BHT110
 HORTICULTURE I BHT101
 LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION BHT111
 PLANT SELECTION AND ESTABLISHMENT BHT107
 SOIL MANAGEMENT - HORTICULTURE BHT105
 STONE, BRICK AND CONCRETE MASONRY BSS101
 TURF CARE BHT104
 GRAPHIC DESIGN BIT205 BIT205
 GREEN WALLS AND ROOFS BHT256
 IRRIGATION - GARDENS BHT210
 LANDSCAPING II BHT214
 LANDSCAPING III (Gardening Styles) BHT235
 NATURAL GARDEN DESIGN BHT215
 PERMACULTURE SYSTEMS BHT201
 PLANNING LAYOUT AND CONSTRUCTION OF ORNAMENTAL GARDENS BHT242
 PLAYGROUND DESIGN BHT216
 RESTORING ESTABLISHED ORNAMENTAL GARDENS BHT243
 TREES FOR REHABILITATION (LANDCARE REAFFORESTATION) BHT205
 BIOPHILIC LANDSCAPING BHT343
 GARDEN HISTORY BHT329
 MANAGING NOTABLE GARDENS AND LANDSCAPES BHT340
 PLANT TAXONOMY BHT344
 WATER GARDENING BHT307
 

Note that each module in the CERTIFICATE IN LANDSCAPING is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately.


Benefits of Studying This Course

  • Become proficient in soft or hard landscaping.
  • Learn a range of landscaping and horticulture skills.
  • Find out how to create different gardens styles.
  • Choose your own electives to optimise your learning.
  • Use what you learn to establish your own landscaping business, add to your existing skills, or expand your employment possibilities.

Career Opportunities

  • Landscape gardener
  • Garden designer
  • Gardener
  • Urban developer
  • Self-employment
  • Small business
Member of the Nursery and Garden Industry Association since 1993

ACS is an official sponsor of the AIH. The principal, John Mason, is a fellow of AIH. ACS holds Training Provider status with the AIH and is listed as a Preferred Member Training Provider.

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Recognised since 1999 by IARC




Course Contributors

The following academics were involved in the development and/or updating of this course.

Marie Beerman

Marie has over 10 years in horticulture and education in both Australia and Germany. Marie has been a co author of several ebooks in recent years, including "Roses" and "Climbing Plants".
Marie's qualifications include B. Sc., M.Hort. Dip. Bus. Cert. Lds

Adriana Fraser (Horticulturist)

Adriana has worked in horticulture since the 1980's. She has lived what she preaches - developing large gardens and growing her own fruit, vegetables and herbs and making her own preserves.
In 1992 she formalised her training by graduating with a certif

Gavin Cole (Horticulturist)

Gavin started his career studying building and construction in the early 80's. Those experiences have provided a very solid foundation for his later work in landscaping. In 1988 he completed a B.Sc. and a few years later a Certificate in Garden Design. I

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