Horticulture and CLM

AHC50616 Diploma of Landscape Design

AHC50616 Diploma of Landscape Design is part of the Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package. It is a specialist qualification for landscape designers.

This course is suitable for people who would like to acquire landscape design skills and knowledge required for working in the amenity horticulture and landscaping industry. The student may be seeking a full qualification or be seeking particular skills and knowledge without gaining the full qualification.

AHC50616 Diploma of Landscape Design is a part-time study course where there is some flexibility in the order of units undertaken and the time it takes to complete the course. The type of projects worked on for learning and assessing are also negotiable.

The course is delivered with flexible arrangements negotiated with the students and their employer where appropriate. This involves a blend of face to face tutorials and assessments with independent, self-directed learning tasks. The times and locations where face to face meetings occur are negotiated between the teacher and student.

Typically, meetings occur at the TasTAFE campus, students’ home, workplace or project site. This mode of delivery is well suited to students working full and part-time as well as students who live too far away from the TasTAFE campus making it difficult to attend TasTAFE. Use of communication technology such as telephone and email assists in maintaining contact between the student and their teacher.

Locations, dates and times

Alanvale Campus

  • Next Intake:  3 February 2020
  • Duration:  Flexible delivery

Information Session:

Alanvale Wednesday, 27 November 2019, 1pm to 3pm
Room G1.17, G Block, 54A Alanvale Road, Newnham
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Learning Options

Depending on your situation, learning may be on-the-job, involve simulated or real workplace projects or a combination of options.
Learning options include:

  • On-the-job – training in a real or simulated workplace
  • Training Sessions – Theory and practical training with the teacher
  • Demonstrations – To show students how various tasks are undertaken
  • Learning Guides and Course Notes – Booklets and notes that contain information to assist with learning
  • DVDs and Videos – Resources that provide extra support and information
  • One on one mentoring
  • Projects – Active learning to develop the students applied knowledge and skills

Recognition of Prior Learning

It makes sense that you should be recognised for the things you already know how to do. TasTAFE can assess your skills and knowledge based on your previous education, work history or life experience. This may help you gain your qualification a whole lot faster.

For further details please refer to our Recognition of Prior Learning page.

Fees and Payments

For further fee and payment information visit our Fees and Payment page.

Eligible Diploma and Advanced Diploma students who are unable to pay tuition fees up front are able to defer fees under the VET Student Loans scheme.
Further details are available at our VET Student Loans page.

Assessment Process

Assessment in the units of competency are required to be carried out under workplace conditions or simulated conditions that closely resemble workplace conditions.

Simulated workplace conditions may include typical workplace pressures such as time constraints and conflicting demands. Assessment is carried out based on evidence produced by the student that they can meet the requirements of the competency standard.

TasTAFE can only deliver and assess units in the Diploma in Landscape Design for which we have the qualified staff available or where we are able to partner with an employer to meet our teaching and assessing requirements for technical competence and assessor qualifications. Your trainer/assessor will advise you about what can and cannot be delivered in your circumstances.

Essential Requirements

Students must satisfy a foundation skill assessment.


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Student Support

TasTAFE’s enrolment and orientation process provides information about our resources, services and support. Further details relating to Student Support Services are available at our Student Support Services page.


AHC50616 – Diploma in Landscape Design.

Qualification Requirements

To achieve a AHC50616 Diploma in Landscape Design, 12 units must be completed.

Completion of 12 units made up of 4 core units and 8 elective units.

Within the 8 elective units a maximum of 2 elective units may come from Certificate IV or above in AHC16 or from any other endorsed training package or accredited course. Selected units must be relevant to job outcomes in the landscape design industry.


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