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Certificate II in Landscaping

  • Certificate

If you're passionate about horticulture, plants and gardening, then Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate II in Landscaping is the perfect fit for you. Landscapers shape and reimagine urban and residential spaces, and Australia is one of the...

Key details

Degree Type
Certificate
Duration
18 weeks full-time, 104 weeks part-time
Course Code
AHC21616
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Feb

About this course

Cultivate your career in landscaping

If you're passionate about horticulture, plants and gardening, then Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate II in Landscaping is the perfect fit for you. Landscapers shape and reimagine urban and residential spaces, and Australia is one of the landscaping capitals of the world, with the industry generating more than $6 billion a year. Designed as a pre-apprenticeship program, this course will teach you valuable skills and industry knowledge to launch you into an exciting horticultural landscape apprenticeship and career.

Grow with industry-experienced teachers

The Certificate II in Landscaping is taught by qualified, industry-based teachers and will provide you with the knowledge you need to enter the industry. Melbourne Polytechnic have designed the course in line with Landscaping Victoria, a professional body promoting best practice and industry standards. Our experienced staff will teach you the wide range of skills required for landscaping, from plant recognition and creating plants designs to building retaining walls and laying paving.

Plant the seeds of your future

This course is designed as a springboard into an industry apprenticeship. You will graduate with a broad range of skills across the landscaping sector, preparing you for both your apprenticeship and future career. You might work for a landscaping company, a city council or a government parks and gardens body. Many landscapers are self-employed, so you could be your own boss, designing and creating gardens for clients in real estate, hospitality, commercial businesses or domestic homes.

Entry requirements

Basic literacy and numeracy skills are required.

Study locations

Epping

Fairfield

Career pathways

This course is designed as a springboard into an industry apprenticeship. You will graduate with a broad range of skills across the landscaping sector, preparing you for both your apprenticeship and future career.

  • Community Landscape Officer
  • Community Facility Groundskeeper
  • Groundsperson
  • Landscape Gardener
  • Landscaping Business Operator
  • Landscaping Business Owner

Credit for prior study or work

You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.