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What does a Landscaper do?

A Landscaper develops outdoor areas with plants and trees as well as non-living features such as paths and structures. You might create a design for an area and select products such as plants, seating or aesthetic pieces such as sculptures or water features. Landscapers get a site ready for work by levelling land and preparing soil. You might plant trees and shrubs and install pathways, retaining walls, drainage systems and garden furniture.

Landscapers should be creative and enjoy working outdoors. You’ll need to be willing to work in a range of weather conditions and be able to cope with the physical demands of the job. Landscapers may work on their own but are usually part of a larger team. You’ll need to be able to communicate well with clients and understand their requests.

Landscaper Courses

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

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How much does a Landscaper earn?

In Australia, a full time Landscaper generally earns $1,150 per week ($59,800 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 Landscaper?

The number of people working in this industry has increased in recent years. There are currently 20,000 people employed as a Landscaper in Australia compared to 18,100 five years ago. Landscapers may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Landscaper?

If you’re interested in a career as a Landscaper, consider enrolling in a Certificate III in Landscape Construction. This course covers a range of topics including soil improvements, plant establishment and landscaping features such as paving, retaining walls and water features. You may decide to further your studies with 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.