About the course

About the course

Our landscape construction apprenticeship gives you the essential skills required to work in the landscape industry as a fully qualified landscaper.

Through hands on practical experience you'll develop a full range of landscaping skills including:

  • paving
  • surveying
  • retaining wall construction
  • installing drainage and irrigation systems
  • operating machinery and equipment
  • stonework

Our landscape construction apprenticeship also covers the vital gardening skills you’ll need to build landscaped gardens that flourish, including:

  • information on plants and their culture
  • how to implement a plant establishment program
  • soil improvements for garden and turf areas

Course Details


Intake Dates & Course Length


Part time: 3 years (Thursdays 8.30am - 4.30pm)

The time taken to complete this course will vary depending on your input

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Career Outcomes

After successful completion of our landscape construction apprenticeship you can apply seek out professional landscaper roles

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Entry Requirements


To apply for this course, you must also be registered with an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Provider and have a training contract with an employer. 

We can provide information and support on how to apply for an apprenticeship with an employer listed by an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Provider. Contact the Skills & Jobs Centre on (03) 8892 1350 or email sajc.elgar@boxhill.edu.au.


To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs, Box Hill Institute will assess all students’ language, literacy and numeracy and digital literacy by asking you to undertake a self-assessment review prior to the enrolment.

A course advisor will discuss the outcomes of the review and make recommendations about whether the course is suitable for you, and identify additional support where required.


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Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

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Pathways & Accreditation

After successful completion of our landscape construction apprenticeship you may wish to further your studies. Suitable courses include, but are not limited to, the Certificate IV in Horticulture or Diploma of Landscape Design

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 3

Fees & Finance Options

This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments

Apprenticeship ConcessionApprenticeship Gov SubsidisedFull Fee
Tuition Fee$677$3,342$18,683
Service Fee$495$495$495
Core Skills Support Fee$80$80$80
Material Fee$683$683$683
Retain Course Items$0$0$0
Total Course Estimate$1,934$4,599$19,940
Payable Estimate (at commencement)$685$1,553$6,453

* Does not apply to VETDSS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETDSS, International students, Short Courses, Graduate Degrees , or re-enrolling students who re-enrol in the same course.

***Retained Course Items are purchased by the student once prior to commencing. The course items bought by the student become the property of the student. Such items retain a generic application for other purposes outside the student's course of study (e.g. textbooks).

Student tuition & materials fees published are indicative, and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are at 2020 rates and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. Advertised start dates and delivery locations are subject to viable student numbers. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

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