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New Zealand Diploma in Landscape (Design)

This course is available

On-Campus

Level of Study

Diploma

Duration

1 year

Next start date

Expected July 2022

Campus

Unitec Institute of Technology

Summary

Follow your passion for the outdoors and design with the New Zealand Diploma in Landscape (Design) and develop a solid grounding in site analysis, garden design, plant selection, CAD modelling, and construction detailing.

The New Zealand Diploma in Landscape (Design) is New Zealand's premier garden design programme and gives you a solid grounding in site investigation, plant selection and garden design - essential skills if you’re aspiring to a career in landscape design for residential or small commercial environments.

Highlights

  • Nationally developed qualification with linkages to the Garden Design Society of New Zealand
  • Fieldwork, real sites, and real clients
  • Park-like campus - a great environment for plant identification and studying landscape conditions
  • Solid base of plant knowledge
  • High tech CAD facilities accessible
  • Industry connected: work with highly regarded lecturers who hold executive positions in key industry organisations
  • Graduates of this programme can apply for the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture and, if successful, can obtain some cross credits.

CAREER OPTIONS

  • Landscape technician
  • Residential landscape designer
  • Garden centre design consultant
  • Garden journalist
  • Landscape draftsperson
  • Landscape maintenance manager
  • Landscaper
  • Park, botanic or heritage garden manager
  • Plant consultant
  • Gardener

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