Diploma of Landscape Design

National Code: AHC50616
TAFE SA Code: TP01043


Find the perfect balance of creative and practical interests with this specialist qualification in landscape design. Become a landscape designer or garden designer and learn how to assess landscape sites for a range of projects including residential developments and commercial spaces. Build your skills in design and the production of computer-aided drawings. You’ll gain the essential skills and experience you need to design professionally landscaped spaces. It’s your career, you decide where it will take you with TAFE SA.

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24 months 

Full Time or Part Time equivalent

Landscape Gardener

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Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements, however, students wishing to access VET Student Loans are required to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills, or provide evidence of successful completion of SACE Stage 2 or equivalent Australian Year 12 certificate, or completion of Certificate IV or above
If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by date of application to this course

Average cost per semester
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Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary. Fee updates will be available prior to offers being made.

    • If you wish to apply for a VET Student Loan (VSL) and are unable to provide evidence of successful completion of SACE Stage 2, or equivalent Australian Year 12 certificate, or completion of Certificate IV or above you can complete the Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA).
    • The CSPA is a tool designed to indicate reading, writing and numeracy/maths skills and you will need to display competence at or above Exit Level 3. For further information on VET Student Loan requirements refer to the ‘Help with Fees’ section on this page.
  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    VET Student Loan

    This is an interest-free personal loan from the Australian Government that provides eligible students access to capped funding to help pay for their studies.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    Job role titles may include Landscape Designer and Garden Designer.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Diploma of Landscape Design (AHC50616)
    This qualification provides skills in designing sustainable landscapes, preparing a landscape design and assessing landscape sites. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 4 core units and 8 elective units.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.
    of TAFE SA graduates would recommend their training.

    * 2021 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of elective units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all elective units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.


    Name Nominal Hours
    Assess landscape sites 110
    Design for construction of landscape features 100
    Design sustainable landscapes 80
    Prepare a landscape design 240


    Name Nominal Hours
    Design an urban permaculture system 80
    Design specialised landscape 150
    Implement design solutions 60
    Manage landscape projects 200
    Produce computer-aided drawings 50
    Provide advice on permaculture principles and practices 70
    Provide specialist advice to clients 100
    Specify plants for landscapes 130
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