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Diploma of Landscape Design

National ID: AHC50616 | State ID: BDB0


This course gives you the skills and knowledge you need to work as a landscape designer, or if you also have trade experience, as a landscaping supervisor in local government or landscaping businesses. The Diploma is a pathway to a Bachelor of Science (B1317) at Murdoch University, with a Major in Environmental Management and Sustainability or a potential pathway to a Degree in Landscape Architecture at UWA. 

This course is delivered at South Metropolitan TAFE over 1 semester ( 6 months) of full time study  OR  2 semesters ( 12 months) of full time study.

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

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Course overview

Course details

Course Overview

Where Murdoch
How Flexible
Full Time (On Campus)
Part Time
When Available Semester 2, 2017

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Further study opportunities:

Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

These fees are estimates only for students enrolling in government funded courses on a full time basis.

The indicative fees for a course may differ between training providers due to the units they have included in the course outline. These differences generally result from adapting courses to meet local industry needs. The actual cost of a course will also vary if different electives are chosen by the student.

Nominal hours are not hours of training or instruction. They are used to determine course fees and subsidy levels to reflect the cost to deliver quality training.

Other charges may apply.

Indicative Tuition Fees in 2017

VET Student Loans 

Students in an eligible diploma qualifications and above may be assisted through a loan under the Commonwealth Government's VET Student Loan scheme. For more information on entrance requirements and eligible course list please see www.education.gov.au/vet-student-loans 

For information on VET Student Loans at South Metropolitan TAFE please visit the Student Loans page.

International students

Fees, charges, available locations, applications, and enrolment procedures for international students are different to those applicable to local students.

International students can only study full-time.

For information on international student fees and application, please follow this link to the  TAFE International WA website 

Module Group Core Units

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Design sustainable landscapes AHCDES501 BAP53
Assess landscape sites AHCDES503 BAP16
Design for construction of landscape features AHCDES504 BAP99
Prepare a landscape design AHCDES502 BAO29

Module Group Elective Units

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Specify plants for landscapes AHCPCM503 BAS23
Prepare estimates, quotes and tenders AHCBUS504 BAM67
Plan and implement permaculture works AHCPER404 BAM74
Survey and establish site levels AHCLSC501 BAM40
Negotiate and monitor contracts AHCBUS503 BAS51
Design specialised landscape AHCPCM504 BAT42
Plan and supervise the implementation of permaculture project works AHCPER505 BAN46
Provide advice on permaculture principles and practices AHCPER401 BAN04
Manage landscape projects AHCLSC502 BAP71
Prepare reports AHCWRK503 BAR59
Establish, negotiate and refine a design brief BSBDES502 AUM32
Audit site operations AHCWRK510 BAP76
Provide specialist advice to clients AHCWRK509 BAM82
Implement design solutions BSBDES501 AUK32
Identify, select and specify trees AHCARB502 BAT72
Produce computer-aided drawings CUAACD302 AWK34
Design an urban permaculture system AHCPER403 BAL38
Interpret legislation AHCWRK508 BAP26
Implement professional practice AHCWRK507 BAQ41
  • This course uses TAFE Admissions, to study full-time in Semester Two 2017, apply through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au/ on or after May 1st, 2017 and before June 12th, 2017.
  • Online courses normally have enrolments available ongoing at any time, for help enrolling or for more information
    call: 1800 001 001 or email: info@smtafe.wa.edu.au
  • For apprenticeships and traineeships (where available), you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.
  • For international students (where available), contact
  • For all other courses, or if you need help or have questions please call us on
    1800 001 001 or email us at info@smtafe.wa.edu.au

Please note: All enrolling students will require a Unique Student Identifier number.

Entrance Requirements

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
Completion of WACE General or ATAR (Minimum C Grades) or equivalent Completion of WACE General or ATAR or equivalent (minimum C Grades) Certificate III

South Metropolitan TAFE maintains strong relationships with a number of universities. On completion of diploma and advanced diploma courses, students may be eligible for credit towards a bachelor degree at one of our university partners. For details of our university pathway options, visit our Uni Pathways page.

Please note: Different university entrance arrangements may apply to international students. For further details please contact the individual Universities directly.

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Page last updated May 23, 2017