Landscape designers bridge the gap between landscape architecture and garden design. If you’re a garden enthusiast, whether you want to create your own garden, pursue a career in landscape design or start your own business, this course is ideal for you.
The Certificate of Landscape Design is an online professional development program that will provide you with garden design skills and techniques to pursue a passion or jump-start your career.
In this professional development course, you will learn about pre-planning, how to make landscape drawings, how different garden styles are created and the components that make up a garden to create visual effects.
You will also learn about making walls and other hard landscape surfaces, how to add garden features, and how to design small and large landscapes.
On completion of this course, you will have a solid foundation in landscape design to execute real-life projects.
Unit 1 – Basic design procedures
Horticulture and landscaping
Common name and scientific names
Principles of landscaping
Plant identification work sheet
Unit 2 – History and styles of gardening
Formal / informal gardens
Subtropical (rainforest) gardens
History of gardening
Unit 3 – Drafting and contracting
Computer added design (CAD)
Specifications and contracts
Unit 4 – Basic landscape construction
Drainage and erosion
Play structures – design considerations
Gravel and bark paths
Unit 5 – Surfaces
Soft ground surfacing
Unit 6 – Furnishing and features
Landscaping design structures
Furnishing a garden
Fountains and water displays
Unit 7 – Park design Part A
Walls, fences and windbreaks
Enclosed gardens and gates
How do windbreaks work
Park design criteria
Types of play landscapes
Unit 8 – Garden design
Characteristics of garden design
Bringing the outside in
Unit 9 – Design procedure
Design elements and principles
The design process
Groups of components
Landscaping narrow gardens
Water garden design
Formal and informal ponds
Choosing a practical site
Water quality and quantity
Unit 10 – Park Design Part B
How to make trails
Planning a trail
Types of trails
Turf playing surfaces
Dimensions of sporting facilities
Outdoor multi-purpose courts
Court elements and specification
Fun and fitness trails
Motorised vehicle parks
Selecting a motorbike trail
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;
No entry requirements;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support;
Easy to understand course content;
We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
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.