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What does a Garden Designer do?

A Garden Designer plans and creates gardens for community areas or private residences. You might liaise with clients to develop ideas and come up with drawings and costings for each project. Garden Designers may choose garden products such as plants, trees and shrubs as well as landscaping materials and structures such as seating or sculptures.

Garden Designers should be creative and have a strong knowledge of landscaping issues. You should be able to communicate well with clients as well as with landscaping teams. Garden Designers should enjoy working outdoors and be able to adapt their designs to meet their clients’ needs.

Garden Designer Courses

There are 3 courses available for people who want to become a Garden Designer.

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How much does a Garden Designer earn?

In Australia, a full time Garden Designer generally earns $1,050 per week ($54,600 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for a Garden Designer?

This industry has enjoyed strong growth in employment numbers over the last five years. There are currently 20,000 people working in this field in Australia and many of them specialise as a Garden Designer. Garden Designers may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Garden Designer?

If you’re interested in a career as a Garden Designer, consider enrolling in a Certificate III in Landscape Construction. You’ll develop your skills in creating landscaping features including paving, retaining walls and water features and explore other topics such as improving soil condition and establishing plants. You could also consider a Diploma of Landscape Design.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within gardening and landscape design. Click on the occupation for information on the course you should enrol in to start your journey.

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Sourced from The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training and MySkills.gov.au.