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Course Outline : What You Will Cover

The ICI landscaping course has been designed in consultation with the landscaping industry and teaches you the skills that you need to succeed quickly and conveniently. Course units include:

Landscape Design

  • Planning Process
  • Landscaping Design
  • Implementation

Landscape Planning

  • Plant Installation List
  • Inert Installation Material List
  • Landscape Development List
  • Inventory Lists

Maintenance

  • Comprehensive Landscaping Maintenance
  • Comprehensive Landscaping Tasks and Methods
  • Landscaping Maintenance Guidelines

Cost Estimating

  • Cost Estimating Process
  • andscaping Cost Components

Visual Analysis

  • Factors Affecting the Visual Environment
  • Visual Improvement Plan Development
  • Analysing Visual Components

Street Scape

  • Streetscape Planning Process
  • Streetscape Planning Process
  • Walkway Planning Process

Planting Design

  • Design
  • Plants

Visual Analysis

  • Factors Affecting the Visual Environment
  • isual Improvement Plan Development
  • Analysing Visual Components

Irrigation

  • Systems and Components
  • Design Process

Monuments

  • Monument Planning Process
  • Monument Criteria
  • Static Displays

Exterior Lighting

  • Exterior Lighting System Planning Process

Urban Forestry

  • Design
  • Urban Forestry Management Plan

Erosion Control

  • Erosion Control Planning Process & Guidelines
  • Erosion Measures

Interior Planting

  • Design
  • Maintenance

How Will You Benefit?

  • Fast track your career in landscaping
  • Learn the inside secrets of how to become a landscaping pro in months not years!
  • Study a landscaping course that was designed in conjunction with the landscaping industry
  • Free up valuable time, don't waste time and money travelling to classes
  • Study at your own pace whenever and wherever you are
  • Have access to a tutor who works in the industry you are training for
  • Easy interest free payment plans from as low as $49 per week
  • Exciting, diverse projects

Career Prospects

Trained professionals who can demonstrate the right skills and knowledge should be able to pursue many exciting and respected career options. Here are some places that welcome such professionals.

Landscape Contractors

Working for a design/build firm, landscape designers may create landscapes for homes, hotels, resorts, office parks, retail centres, and more.

Retail Garden Centres

Landscape designers are often on staff to share their knowledge of design, cultivation, plants and planting, hardscapes, and more. Some centres may offer their customers individualized landscape design services.

Wholesale Greenhouses or Nurseries

Landscape designers may be involved in plant selection, designing plans for planting, cultivating inventory, purchasing, or sales.

Interiorscapes Companies

Malls, retail stores, restaurants, offices, schools, hospitals, and homeowners rely on landscape designers to create interior plantscapes, gardens, and courtyards.

Clubs & Resorts

Professionals with knowledge of grasses and plants—and their regular maintenance—keep golf courses and other outdoor grounds up to par for resorts, country clubs, and hotels.

Public Gardens

Landscape designers may initiate or assist in the supervision of the layout, selection of plants, and maintenance of parks, botanical gardens, government facilities, and historic sites.

Course Levels Explained / Prerequisites

This course leads to the awarding of either a Certificate, Diploma or Advanced Diploma depending on which level you enrol at. The different levels are achieved by the amount of course content and assessments involved within each module at the basic (Certificate), intermediate (Diploma) and advanced (Advanced Diploma) levels. You will be able to learn about what the difference is between the three levels below:

Certificate:

represents a basic level of operational knowledge with general knowledge. Suitable for basic entry level positions.

Diploma:

qualifications recognises the graduates capacity for initiative and judgment across a broad range of technical and management functions. Diploma holders typically have personal responsibility and autonomy (semi-independence) in performing technical operations or organising others in the workplace.

Advanced Diploma:

The graduate is able to apply a significant range of principles and techniques across various contexts and functions. Graduates can expect to be involved in significant judgments, planning, and leadership/guidance functions related to workplace products, services, operations or procedures.

There are NO previous work or education requirements for entry into any course level. Students may enrol directly into the diploma or advanced diploma levels without completing lower ranked qualifications. Graduates can expect higher course levels to result in higher potential salary, positions and skill capabilities.

Course Length

The average time within which students complete studies is:

  • Certificate Level - 14 weeks,
  • Diploma Level - 24 weeks,
  • Advanced Diploma Level - 31 weeks.

ICI courses allow you to study at your own pace with no assignment deadlines. This means that you determine the pace of the course and within which time period you will ultimately complete your studies in.

Completing your course with ICI is flexible as you can fast-track and graduate in a matter of months. You complete activities and submit assignments whenever you are ready. The maximum time given to complete a program is three years.

Study Mode : Distance Learning

This entire course is carried out via Distance Learning (also known as correspondence learning). Distance learning is ideal if you need to adapt around work, family, or other commitments. It is also extremely beneficial should you simply wish to fast track your studies (and career) and not be locked into a timetable.

Our course content and learning experience ensure that your course is relevant and interesting. Learning, tutorial assistance, assessments takes place whenever and wherever you are in the country or world. It takes place at your own pace on your own terms to fit your lifestyle. As an ICI student, you’ll never endure a pop quiz, spend countless hours and hundreds of dollars travelling, and never be late with an assignment or for class.

Enrolments statistics reveal that students from the following categories are currently taking advantage of the distance learning experience at ICI:

  • Government, business & industry employers 32%
  • High school leavers 20%
  • Individuals looking to start a business or change career paths 18%
  • Individuals already in the industry looking to formalise and/or update knowledge and seek a promotion 11%
  • Military personal 11%
  • Stay at home mothers 8%

Recognition & Accreditation

This course is recognised and accredited by the International Association of Private Career Colleges (IAPCC). The courses offered by ICI are unique as they take a very "hands on" approach. Our courses are not designed to teach you just the "theory" behind the industry - they are written and tutored by industry professionals and will fast-track you into a new career of your choice.

Various government departments and business's have enrolled their own staff with ICI for further training and development and is a strong indicator of acceptance and recognition by employers and industry.

The following is a partial list of companies and government departments which have enrolled or sponsored staff into ICI courses:

  • Department of Defence
  • State of Queensland
  • Department of Tourism, Regional Development & Industry
  • Department of Employment, Economic Development & Innovation
  • Revenue SA (State of South Australia)
  • Metcash Trading Ltd Australia (IGA)
  • Navman Technologies
  • Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane
  • Employment Directions Network / Department of Education & Training
  • Queensland Compensation
  • Calvin Klein
  • John Paul College
  • Darwin International Airport
  • Mitsubishi Corporation
  • Commonwealth Bank
  • HSBC
  • American Express
  • Clayton UTZ
  • Hennikers Solicitors
  • Villari Lawyers
  • UnitingCare
  • Aviva Australia Holdings,
  • Uniting Care Institute of Family Practice
  • Federal Workplace Authority
  • Centacare Employment Group
  • Mission Australia
  • MAX Employment
  • Gunnebo Australia (Security)
  • Brookfield Multiplex
  • Coca-Cola Amitil
  • Coles Myer Ltd

How Does it Work? - The ICI Learning Experience

Already in the Profession or Industry?

This course and qualification is a great way of consolidating existing knowledge via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), updating your industry skills and contributing towards your professional development. It is also one of the most practical steps you can take towards working towards gaining a promotion or better paid position.

Course fees can be claimed as a tax deduction as long as the course is sufficiently connected to your work activities.

What Do I Get?

All materials essential for course completion are included in the cost of the course fee. Upon enrolment, students receive:

  • All required study materials and course notes
  • Practical assignment projects with constructive tutor feedback
  • Industry based tutor who will service all of your course and career questions and guidance needs
  • Student ID card giving students access to thousands of discounts both at home and overseas! Save on transport, accommodation, communications, food, shopping, movies and more!

On successful completion of the course you will receive:

  • A graduation certificate officially recognizing your successful completion of studies and qualifications as an landscaping
  • Transcripts indicating units completed
  • Letter of recommendation and validation for current and future employers
  • Post-nominal letters placed after your name which indicate that you hold the relevant qualification. For example: John Smith, DipLndScp
  • Job search assistance: Graduate Career Services Program

Student Testimonials & Survey

I would just like to say I enjoyed doing this course. It gave me the confidence and skills that I needed to get into the industry. Thank you.
- Johnny Perez

I wasn’t able to leave my full time job to study so distance learning suited me best. I was able to set my own timetable and submit assessments around my own commitments. Had it not been for the flexible nature of the course I would not been able complete my studies!
- Michael Mittiga