Landscape construction, gardening and design occupations are in high demand and are forecast to grow over the coming years. So, whether you’re looking for a diverse and interesting trade career or simply want to boost your skills in horticulture and construction – this course is ideal for you.
The Certificate of Landscape Construction is an online professional development course designed to give provide you with a foundation knowledge in landscape construction.
In this landscape construction course, you will learn how to manage equipment for landscape construction projects, determine earthworks for landscape development and plan structures such as buildings, fences and walls.
You will also learn how to manage simple irrigation systems and install garden features including paving, water gardens, rockeries and furnishings. You will learn to determine techniques to create soft landscaping and manage work on a landscape construction site.
On completion of this course, you will have gained foundational knowledge in landscape construction to pursue work on landscape projects or boost your landscape or gardening business.
Unit - Landscape Construction
Unit 1 – Tools and machinery
Materials used for constructing tools and machinery
Ferrous and non ferrous metals
Safety with electricity
Types of machines
Buying a chainsaw (safety and using)
Brush cutters and rotary hoes
Garden tools and hand saws
Snap lock tools
Spades and shovels
Forks and rollers
Sprayers (comparing and safety tips)
Unit 2 – Landscape Plans and setting out a construction Site
Reading landscape plans
The final plan
The planting plan
How landscape plans are presented
Steps in the design procedure
Landscape graphics (scale, lettering drawings line types etc)
A rating of the consequence, likelihood and level of risk
Example of a risk assessment procedure
Example of a risk assessment form
Manual handling tasks
Manual lifting techniques
Using machines to do the heavy work
Rules for using tools
The significance of illness
Safety with tools and equipment
General safety rules
Safe work management plans
Using equipment safely
When you study with Australian Online Courses you will be assessed using a competency-based training method. Competency-based training focuses on a learner’s ability to receive, respond to and process information to achieve a competency result. As such, skills-based and knowledge assessments are geared towards attainment to meet industry-defined standards.
Assessment will be comprised of written assignments and exercises, including short answer questions, reports, essays, research projects and reflective tasks. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment. As a result, you can complete training in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support via email;
We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
Are there any entry requirements or pre-requisites?
There are no entry requirements or pre-requisites for entry into this program.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 50 hours. We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
While printed materials are not available for purchase, PDF copies are available for download and self-printing for this program.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.