Snapshot

A Landscape Gardener takes care of the entire picture of a garden: from planning the structure (the walls, fences, ponds, trellises, drainage, project costing) to the actual plants that will reside in the garden. The role involves having both a creative and practical mindset in order to create functional and beautiful gardens.
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Landscape Gardener
  • How many are employed in this occupation?
20,000
  • What are the average weekly earnings for full time workers ($ before tax)?
$1078
  • How does unemployment compare with other occupations?
Average
  • What will be the likely future employment growth for the next five years?
Strong growth
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Tasks

This occupation may include associated occupations with varying tasks.

  • Prepares plans and drawings, selects materials and plants, and schedules landscape construction.
  • Sets out and installs hardscape and softscape structures.
  • Constructs gravel and paved areas, walls, fences, pergolas, ponds, barbecues and garden furniture.
  • Prepares seedbeds and growing sites.
  • Plants trees, bushes, hedges, flowers and bulbs.
  • Prepares lawn areas by spreading top soil and planting grass or laying instant turf.

Job Titles

  • Landscaper
  • Landscape Contractor
  • Landscape Gardener
  • Landscape Management Technician
  • Gardeners (General)
  • Arborists

VET (Vocational Education And Training)

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

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