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Advanced Diploma In Horticulture - Landscaping

A premium training program for a professional career in Landscaping

This course provides comprehensive training to a professional level for employment as a garden designer, landscape technician, contractor or manager. This course is internationally accredited through I.A.R.C.
The landscape industries employ a large number of people, but few have the breadth and depth of training offered by this course.  While other courses may teach you the design but neglect management and plant knowledge; this course covers the lot.

Advanced Diploma in Landscaping

Be an Elite Designer and Landscaper

An outstanding study program - the best training you are likely to find for working as an elite garden designer.

Knowledge is only part of what makes a landscape designer exceptional. You also need a flair for design, a passion for gardens and a practical touch (including some management and business abilities). This course works hard at developing all of these capabilities, as much as any course can; and provides interaction with leading landscape professionals in both Australia and the UK.

How this Course is Different 

The emphasis is more on landscaping, and less on horticulture. As such it makes it is more robust preparation for working in landscape construction or garden design.

Certificate In Horticulture (Landscaping & Garden Design)

Good horticultural knowledge and design are fundamental to creating great gardens

A 700 hour accredited course designed to train landscape contractors and/or designers. This course develops skills in general horticulture, plant identification and use, designing, costing and constructing gardens. This course is similar to other VHT002 horticulture certificates in its introductory (core) units, but devotes 50% of the course to topics specifically related to landscaping.

Accredited through International Accreditation & recognition Council

Green Walls and Roofs

Help to beautify urban spaces

Learn to develop appropriate and functional roof and vertical gardens, for residential, commercial and public landscapes.

This course provides a wonderful opportunity to explore possibilities that you might not have previously considered; and in doing so, lay a foundation for developing gardens in places you had not considered previously.

Landscape Construction

Learn What is Involved in Building a Garden

Find out how landscaping tasks are undertaken

This course covers things like what different tools and equipment are required and how they are used, how to measure up sites and develop landscape plans, methods for improving on-site drainage, levelling and earthworks, materials used and principles underlying the construction of garden surfaces, basic garden structures and setting out irrigation.

Landscaping I

Build a Foundation in Soft and Hard Landscaping

At the end of this 100 course you should be able to design a garden, and will have a foundation for further studies in specific areas of landscape design, development or management. Learn the principles that underpin all landscape design.

See how garden styles have evolved over the centuries, and broaden your understanding of how to use different garden components to create varying effects.


Landscaping II

Add To Existing Landscape Design Knowledge

For a garden to be good it needs well nourished soil and healthy plants. However a great garden comprises many other components that include furnishings, buildings, water features, fences, drainage and irrigation systems, paths, driveways, entertainment and other outdoor living areas.

This course is a natural progression from Landscaping I, but can be treated as a stand-alone study unit in its own right. This course concentrates on the detail of creating individual components in a landscape that are the difference between a good and a great garden.

In this course you learn to design and build such things as walls, rockeries, steps, ponds, and paving; and you develop skills to create specific effects in a garden. It is equally suited to those already working or looking to work in the industry, or enthusiastic gardeners with good basic landscaping knowledge.


Landscaping III (Landscaping Styles)

Find out how to create different garden styles and add to your professional abilities

Often clients wish to have a particular style or themed garden or they wish to have elements of particular styles which appeal to them.

As a garden designer it is vital to have a detailed knowledge of what different styles there are and what components are used to create them. 



Plant Selection And Establishment

Learn to choose the best plants for the job

Choosing the right plants for the right purpose is often the difference between a good garden designer and a not so good one. In order to do this effectively gardeners and landscapers have to have knowledge of how different elements of the environment impact upon plant growth, and particular types of plants.

This course provides you with a firm basis for the selection, establishment and maintenance of a range of commonly used garden plants.

  • Choose the right plant for the right place, and gardening is so much easier
  • Plant selection is the single most important skill for any gardener, landscaper or horticulturist.

Vertical Farming and Gardening

Learn to create vertical gardens and farms to grow crops or decorative plants

Start your learning experience with this 20 hour course.

The course may be short but we don't compromise on quality - the fees are also lower than our 100 hour courses.

This is a great way to start your learning - try our bite sized course and learn!

Water Gardening

Learn to Create Water Features in the Landscape

Develop your skills in designing, constructing and maintaining a variety of different types of water gardens.

A course for:

  • Landscape designers and contractors
  • Gardeners and landscape industry workers
  • Horticulturists and horticultural managers
  • Passionate home gardeners and water plant enthusiasts