CRICOS Course Code:

092597D (VIC)

Course Duration:

52 weeks

Study Mode:

National Students:

Classroom face to face,

Online – Moodle


International Students:

Classroom face to face only (20 hours per week)

Unit and Assessment Information:

Completion of twelve (12) selected units as below.

Unit Assessment
AHCWRK509 Provide specialist advice to clients/ AHCARB508 Identify, select and specify trees

Assessment Item 1 Report 1-  Community horticulture

Assessment Item 2 Report 2 – Provide specialist advice in a Landscape environment

AHCARB502 Prepare, estimates, quotes and tenders

Assessment item 1-Written Task- Project preliminary planning activities

Assessment Item 2 Report 1 – Determining resources requirement

Assessment item 3 Report 2- Preparing schedule and estimation documents

AHCDES502 Prepare a landscape design

Assessment Item 1 Assignment 1Developing client brief

Assessment Item 2 Assignment 2Site analysis and developing base plan

Assessment Item 3Assignment3 site legal requirement and constraints

Assessment Item 4Assignment 4Final design Portfolio & presentation

AHCPCM511  Specify plants for landscapes

Assessment Item 1 Assignment 1 – Urban landscape Plants

Assessment Item 2Assignment 2- Plant Selected for given situation

Assessment Item 3Assignment 3- Conifer selection

Assessment Item 4 Report – Plant selection for specific purpose

Tutorial review paper

AHCDES503 Assess landscape sites/AHCLSC502 Manage landscape projects

Assessment Item 1 Assignment 1 –Developing project scope and identifying issues

Assessment Item 2 Report- Project Planning

Assessment Item 3 Assignment 2 – Contract management and final submission

AHCDES501 Design sustainable landscapes

Assessment Item 1 Assignment 1 –Site assessment for sustainable use

Assessment Item 2 Assignment 2 Prepare a concept plan

 Assessment Item 3 Assignment 3 Design implementation and audit for sustainable use

AHCDES504 Design for construction of landscape features

Assessment Item 1 Assignment 1 – Interpreting landscape drawings

Assessment Item 2Assignment 2- Concept design & material specification

Assessment Item 3Report- Project Report & documentations

CUAACD302 Produce computer-aided drawings

Assessment Item 1 Assignment 1 – CAD Introductory exercises

Assessment Item 2 Assignment 2- advance CAD

AHCSOL406 Sample soils and interpret results/ AHCPCM406 Develop a soil and plant nutrition program

Assessment item 1 -Task 1- Written Questions– soil profile and horizons, conducting soil surveys, soil samplings, hazard identification and risk assessment, soil texture and structure, soil, plant & water relationship

Task 2 – Practical activities – Determining soil depth and colour, soil texture, soil structure and stability, soil pH, Soil EC,

Assessment item 2 Task 1- written Questions – plant nutrition program, recording climate data, CEC, nutrient for plant growth, essential micro & macro- nutrients, nutrient status in soil, nutrient disorders symptoms, fertilisers types and methods of applications Task 2 – Fertiliser calculations

Assessment Item 3-Report – Developing plant nutrition program


ANZSCO 362213 Landscape Gardener

Entry requirements

Age:  16 plus
English Proficiency Requirement: All candidates must complete a Language Literacy & Numeracy Assessment, assessed by the Language Studies Department.
Academic Requirement: Completion of Certificate IV in Horticulture or related field or equivalent to Australian Year 12 general schooling or 2 years work experience in horticultural related field.

Tuition Costs

Please see fee schedule from relevant National or International Student page.