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Landscaper

Design, plan and maintain gardens and parks
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What's it like to be a Landscaper?

Landscapers design, plan and maintain gardens and parks. Landscapers make sure plants are growing well, weeds are controlled and hedges remain in good shape. They usually work for local councils, landscaping companies or for themselves as an independent contractor available for hire. Landscapers need a high degree of fitness to be able to carry out the work they do, which can be very physically demanding.

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Tasks and duties

  • Designing and constructing residential and commercial gardens and landscapes.
  • Maintaining lawns, hedges and plant growth.
  • Controlling and removing weeds.
  • Rehabilitating urban bushland.
  • Constructing recreational structures, such as childrens’ swings or water features.
  • Providing technical advice on proposals and development plans.
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How to become a Landscaper


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While you don’t need formal qualifications to work as a Landscaper, undertaking a qualification to learn the theory behind plant and bush care may be an advantage.

  1. Consider undertaking a vocational qualification through TAFE or a registered training organisation, such as a Certificate II in Horticulture (AHC20416), a Certificate III in Landscape Construction (AHC30916), a Certificate IV in Permaculture (AHC42116) or a Diploma of Landscape Design (AHC50616).
  2. Alternatively, you may be able to undertake an apprenticeship in landscaping with an employer in your area.
  3. Gain practical experience and on-the-job training to develop the skills to become a landscaping contractor, or obtain employment with a landscaping company or local council.

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Certificate II in Horticulture

This qualification builds foundation skills needed for entry level roles in the horticulture trade.

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Certificate III in Landscape Construction

This qualification will prepare you with the skills needed to enter the landscape construction industry.

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How do Landscapers rate their role?
Average ratings calculated from 16 Landscapers surveyed on SEEK
Work-life balance
4.1
Job satisfaction
4.1
Career progression opportunities
3.8
Job security
3.9
Pay / Salary
3.6
Variety of work
3.6

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Landscaper jobs on SEEK
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Projected job growth

National increase over next 5 years
8.6%
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Latest Landscaper reviews

Latest reviews from 14 Landscapers surveyed on SEEK
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Aug 2019
Landscaping is tough but rewarding at the finished job
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate III in Fitness
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
Landscaping
The good things
It’s great to see the finished job very satisfying
The challenges
Hard work at times but very rewarding
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May 2021
landscaping it's an art for me
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Agricultural Science
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
landscape
The good things
I love my work very much because I find that it is more art than it is a work and it's a painting at the end of my work. I can almost assert that I am very good in the administration. I also deal with...
The challenges
I'm a hard worker engineer every things new in my industry i learn it early
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