Occupations in Demand - Spotlight on Landscape
In 2010, the Landscape sector of the horticulture industries has been identified as a critical skills-shortage sector with Landscape Gardener being listed as an Occupation in Demand in the Economic outlook for specific Victorian industries document produced by Access Economics.
Landscape Gardening, Landscape Contracting and Landscape Building involves the planning, construction and maintenance of landscapes within a variety of contexts including domestic, commercial, streetscaping, precincts, and public spaces.
Our Careers & Qualifications section of this website lists a variety of industry sectors and a number of the available job roles at various levels alongside the recommended qualifications a person would hold in order to carry out that role.
Profile - Landscape Tradesperson
The landscape tradesperson is a skilled landscaper and is likely to be involved in a wide range of landscaping activities.
Work undertaken could include:
- supervising landscape maintenance
- setting out landscape works
- coordinating planting
- building landscape features with concrete, timber, brick, stone, and metal
- installing irrigation and drainage
- operating specialised machinery and equipment
There are several ways to get work as a landscape tradesperson. Most of them have either progressed from working as landscape workers or have completed a Level 3 Traineeship in Landscaping which involves formal learning while working on-the-job.
The national qualification for a landscape tradesperson is the Certificate III in Horticulture (Landscape).
Priority skills areas for working as a landscape tradesperson include undertaking site assessments, building and maintaining gardens and landscape structures, and supervising work site activities.
Further job profiles for the Landscaping sector are available in the Horticulture section of the Careers & Qualifications area of this website.