Job Description

Landscaping is a field that encompasses a great many possible careers; everything from trimming trees and planting flowers, to building garden structures and installing irrigation systems. They design, plan and maintain gardens and parks.

Careers Ladder


No formal qualifications are required to work as a landscaper. Undertaking a qualification to learn the theory behind plant and bush care may be an advantage.

Consider other certifications such as;

  • Certificate II in Landscaping
  • Certificate III in Landscape Construction
  • Certificate IV in Permaculture
  • Diploma of Landscape Design

Apprenticeships in landscaping with an employer in your area are a common pathway to gain the experience and training you require in this industry.


  • Articulate
  • Courteous
  • Diligent
  • Easy going
  • Friendly
  • Imaginative
  • Open-minded
  • Punctual
  • Receptive
  • Self-motivator

Key Skills

  • Designing & construction
  • Gardens & landscaping
  • Lawn, hedge and plant maintenance
  • Plant rehabilitation
  • Recreational structures

Future Prospects

Career advancement in this field of work can lead to positions such as;

  • Business Owner
  • Interiorscaper
  • Landscape Designer
  • Landscape Estimator
  • Project Manager