Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • Display skills, knowledge, understanding and competence in the area of residential garden design;
  • Assess and analyse problems and determine appropriate solutions in the preparation of design solutions for gardens;
  • Develop a holistic approach to garden design through a thorough understanding of the horticultural, landscape and design requirements;
  • Display graphic interpretation skills in the preparation of landscape plans.

Course Description

The Graduate Certificate in Garden Design will provide you with an understanding of garden design theory and practice, horticultural principles and skills in plant selection and use.

Popular with those employed in the horticultural and landscape industries and career changers, this course is offered largely through evening study and can be  completed over one or two years. The course is delivered via lectures, workshops and practical classes during Wednesday and Thursday evenings, some weekend activities, and field visits.

Graduates of this course who are interested in progressing to the Master of Urban Horticulture may be eligible for up to 50 subject points of advanced standing (course credit), provided they have already met the entry requirements for the course. 

Career Outcomes

As a graduate, you may find a rewarding career in:

  • Garden and horticultural management
  • Landscape design
  • Environmental and sustainability industries
  • Nursery management 

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