TAFE Queensland

Certificate II in Horticulture / Certificate III in Horticulture / Diploma of Landscape Design

TAFE Queensland

Course details

CRICOS course code: 092598C

Level of study: Certificates & Diplomas


Learn about Australia's unique flora with this advanced-level qualification and become qualified to work in our country's many parks and gardens. This triple qualification is perfect for people looking for foundation knowledge before specializing in landscape design. An increased public and private sector focus on biodiversity and sustainability is creating demand for skilled horticultural and landscape workers in Australia.

Starting off with foundation skills such as plant identification and propagation, you will quickly advance to high-level studies including how to research, survey, assess, plan, design, cost, and manage residential, commercial and industrial site landscaping projects. You will also develop a strong understanding of the underlying principles of design, the design process, industry best practice, plant selection and placement, and permaculture principles. Our team of industry experts will help you align this learning to your current role and career goals.

Successful completion of this course will allow you to confidently seek employment in landscape design or the horticultural industry.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning.


  • Landscape Designer
  • Landscaper

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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): 17,250 Per Year Read more34,500 for the entire course
Start date: 23 January 2023
Duration: 2 years
Study mode: Full time

Grovely Campus

Fitzsimmons Street
Brisbane Queensland 4054

Entry criteria

Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 10 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion.

Students should be a minimum of 18 years of age. Student visa applicants under the age of 18 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Home Affairs.

Academic IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other; TOEFL: PBT score of 506; iBT score of 46 with 4 in Reading /Learning and 14 in writing /speaking; PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English) overall score of 42 with Reading /Learning /writing /speaking score of 42; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) score of 162.


TAFE Queensland
South Bank Campus
66 Ernest Street Brisbane Queensland 4101