Certificate in Landscaping

Become a skilled landscape designer with the Certificate in Landscaping. Learn about design principles, landscape detailing, and construction techniques to create stunning outdoor spaces for your clients.
Course Provider
The Learning Group
(RTO 22557)
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Study 100% Online

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One-on-One Mentor and Student Support Advisor

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Upfront Payment with discount or an Interest-Free Payment Plan starting from $26 per week.

Course Overview

Start Date
Start Anytime
Enjoy the flexibility of self-paced learning with 12 months of access time to complete your course.
Flexible, online, self-paced learning with dedicated mentor support.
Career Outcomes
  • Landscape Construction
  • Landscape Design
  • Garden Design
  • Garden Maintenance
  • Garden Restoration or Conservation
  • Hobby Gardeners
Course Modules

Module 1: Landscaping I

  • Basic Design Procedure A
  • History of Gardening
  • Drafting & Contracting
  • Basic Landscape Construction
  • Surfacings
  • Furnishings & Features
  • Park Design A
  • Home Garden Design
  • Design Procedure B
  • Park Design B 

Module 2: Landscaping II

  • The Garden Environment
  • Landscape Materials
  • Using Bulbs, Annuals and other Low Growing Plants
  • Landscaping with Trees
  • Ground Cover Plants
  • Walls and Fences
  • Paths and Paving
  • Treating Slopes and Other Problem Areas
  • Garden Features
  • Designing for Low Maintenance
  • Developing a Landscape Plan
  • Management of Landscape Projects
Course Fees Include
  • All the required study materials and course notes.
  • One-on-one mentor and a student support advisor available to you 5 days a week.
  • Upon course completion, you’ll receive a Certificate of Completion, and a Statement of Attainment for each module completed.
Course Outline

Students will undertake 2 Key Modules, made up of 22 subjects.

Module 1: Landscaping I (100 hours)

The ultimate introduction to landscaping, this module delivers the essential know-all for budding garden designers and landscape gardeners alike. Explore the fundamentals, from the history of garden design, principles of design, landscape detailing, and construction. Gain a better understanding of drawing techniques and plans and learn how to create your own detailed landscape design.

The module will take you step-by-step through the design process, from pre-planning and how to prepare for landscape design, to appropriate garden and plan selection, landscape features and how to use visual effects and graphic skills to bring your ideas to life for both domestic gardens and public parks.

Module 2: Landscaping II (100 hours)

Following on from the completion of Landscaping I, this module is more heavily weighted towards individual landscape components such as specific types of plants, paths, paving, walls, and garden features. Learn about landscape elements in greater detail and build your confidence to select where and how to use different types of plants.

This module will help you to determine the resources required for a landscape development, including materials and equipment and identify problem areas in a landscape, including slopes and hostile environments. You will also learn how create a landscape development plan in accordance with a client brief and in liaison with the client, an invaluable and vital skill required to be a successful landscape gardener.


Assessments are an important part of your study journey as they help ensure you stay on track and meet the learning objectives of each lesson before moving onto the next. They also help your student support advisor and mentors identify where any further support may be required, so that you get the most out of your course. You will learn via various methods; a combination of reading, undertaking research and watching videos. Assessments might include case studies, quizzes, and written assessments.

Approval & Recognition

The Learning Group is an approved and recognised member of IARC. The IARC is an International association which recognises quality and excellence in education providers in tertiary education.

*The contents are accurate at the time of writing. Get in touch with the course provider for the latest information.

About the Course Provider

The Learning Group

Whether you want to stand out from the competition, move into a new industry or turn your passion into a career, The Learning Group courses are designed to help you get ahead and stay ahead. They have a student-first approach, so you can study your way, when and how it suits you. Their courses are designed to fit in with your lifestyle, so you can continue to work and study at the same time. You’ll be fully supported with access to an allocated student support mentor and their experienced course consultants, who are available to you 5 days a week. The pathway to success looks different for everyone. As a Learning Group student, you will have the opportunity to further study with their well-rounded study program with industry associations and partnerships to deliver personal development and career success. Plus, they partner with industry leading education providers, so you can unlock access to LinkedIn Learning. The Learning Group offers a wide range of onlince courses in Australia, from Aged Care to Zoology, tailored for flexible learning. Their student-first approach ensures you can study at your own pace, balancing work and education. With industry partnerships and LinkedIn Learning access, these courses support career advancement and personal development, making it ideal for those looking to enhance their skills or pivot to new careers entirely, all through online study.
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