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Are you passionate about working creatively with plants and outdoor spaces? Do you want a career that requires both technical and creative skills? Landscape design may be the industry for you. These Landscape Design Courses not only equip students with a solid appreciation of landscape design and practice, but they also aim to enhance students’ technical and creative skills in landscape, permaculture, business and planting design. Potential subjects that these courses could explore include designing, preparing and assessing landscape designs, costing a project, producing computer-aided plans and drawings, and designing sustainable landscapes.
As a landscape design course graduate, you’ll likely work as a landscape designer or design assistant, and be responsible for developing and designing outdoor plans. Tasks you may perform include work such as:
After completing a landscape design course, you’ll likely seek employment in a design firm or small business, or set up your own enterprise. You may also choose to pursue employment in the public sector, working with state governments and local councils to develop their environmental plans and policies. Job roles include:
You’ll thrive working in landscape design if you:
Job opportunities in the gardening and landscape sector have been growing steadily over the past decade, and the Australian Government’s Job Outlook predicts that trend will continue over the next 10 years. Currently, approximately 63,000 people are employed in the sector, which indicates a wide range of employment opportunities across many locations in Australia. Over the next 10 years, Job Outlook predicts up to 50,000 new jobs in landscaping and gardening will open, indicating strong potential for career development and stability for landscape design course graduates.
PayScale reports that a landscape designer may expect to earn between $47,000 and $89,000 per year, with an average salary of $58,000. There is a strong positive relationship between experience and earning capacity in the landscaping industry, with PayScale reporting people who have 15 years’ experience or more earning the highest salaries.