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Do you dream of creating and maintaining stunning outdoor spaces? Take your gardening skills to the next level and advance your career prospects with our online landscaping course.

Designed in consultation with the landscaping industry, this course will give you the knowledge and practical skills you need to thrive in this exciting and growing industry.

Explore our course breakdown below or enrol now to get started.

  • Course Outline

    When you enrol on our landscaping courses online, you will complete the following units of study:

    1Landscape Design
    • Planning process
    • Landscaping design
    • Implementation
    2Landscape Planning
    • Plant installation list
    • Inert installation material list
    • Landscape development list
    • Inventory lists
    • Comprehensive landscaping maintenance
    • Comprehensive landscaping tasks and methods
    • Landscaping maintenance guidelines
    4Cost Estimating
    • Cost estimating process
    • Landscaping cost components
    5Visual Analysis
    • Factors affecting the visual environment
    • Visual improvement plan development
    • Analysing visual components
    • Streetscape planning process
    • Walkway planning process
    7Planting Design
    • Design
    • Plants

    • Systems and components
    • Design process
    • Monument planning process
    • Monument criteria
    • Static displays
    11Exterior Lighting
    • Exterior lighting system planning process
    12Urban Forestry
    • Design
    • Urban forestry management plan
    13Erosion Control
    • Erosion control planning process and guidelines
    • Erosion measures
    14Interior Planting
    • Design
    • Maintenance
  • How Will You Benefit?

    There are many benefits associated with studying our garden design courses online. For example, you will:

    • Fast track your career in landscaping
    • Complete a learning programme that has been designed in conjunction with expert landscapers
    • Study at your own pace, allowing you to fit your landscaping course around other commitments
    • Have a personal tutor who will answer any questions you have and be available to offer support and guidance
    • Save time and money by avoiding in-person learning
    • Pay upfront to receive a 10% discount on your course fee, or opt for our interest-free weekly payment plan

    Enrol on our landscaping course today to start reaping the benefits!

  • Career Prospects

    Landscaping is varied and rewarding work. As a specialist in this field, you could help to create and maintain outdoor environments including private and commercial gardens, public parks, golf courses and much more.

    Trained professionals in this field can pursue a wide range of career opportunities. Options include:

    Landscape Contractors

    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.

    Retail Garden Centres

    These centres often employ landscapers to share their knowledge of design, plants, hardscapes and other key topics. Certain garden centres may also offer their customers personalised landscape design services.

    Wholesale Greenhouses or Nurseries

    Working for a plant supplier like this, you might be involved in tasks such as selecting plants, creating plans for planting, purchasing supplies and establishing and maintaining inventories.

    Interiorscape Companies

    Shopping centres, office complexes, hospitals, schools and homeowners increasingly use landscapers to create interior plantscapes, courtyards and gardens.

    Clubs & Resorts

    These businesses often rely on professionals with knowledge of plants and grasses to keep their outdoor areas looking their best.

    Public Gardens

    From parks and botanical gardens to historic sites and government facilities, a range of public gardens rely on landscapers for design and maintenance.

    Typical tasks, and opportunities to advance

    Typical tasks you may be involved with as a landscaper include discussing clients’ needs, designing and planning green spaces, working from plans made by landscape architects or garden designers, ordering supplies, preparing the ground, planting and pruning trees and shrubs, installing features such as paving, rock gardens and paths, and ongoing maintenance.

    There are many opportunities to specialise within the landscaping profession, and also ways to advance your career. For example, in larger firms, you may seek promotion to a supervisory or management role. Alternatively, you may decide to become a self-employed contractor, giving you the chance to be your own boss.

  • Course Levels Explained


    Our landscaping course leads to the awarding of a Diploma. This qualification recognises the graduate’s capacity for initiative and judgement across a broad range of technical and management functions. Graduates typically have personal responsibility and autonomy (semi-independence) in performing technical operations or organizing others in the workplace.

  • Prerequisites

    There are NO previous work or education requirements for entry into our landscaping course.

    So, if you want to enhance your landscaping skills and realise your goal of working in this exciting and varied profession, simply enrol on our learning programme today.

  • Course Length

    Students typically complete their course within 24 weeks.

    Enrolling on an ICI landscaping course gives you the chance to study at your own pace, without having to worry about meeting assignment deadlines. You determine how quickly you graduate. You could do this in a matter of months if you wish to fast track your studies, or alternatively, you can take up to three years. It’s up to you.

  • Study Mode: Online Learning

    Our entire landscaping course is conducted online via distance learning. Also known as correspondence learning, this offers maximum flexibility. You can fit your studies around work, family and any other commitments you have. And because the course is remote, you don’t have to worry about commuting to attend classes in person.

    We have devised our landscaping course to be highly relevant and engaging, and you can learn, take assessments and access tutorial assistance whenever and wherever you are in the world.

  • Recognition & Accreditation

    Our online landscaping course is recognised and accredited by the International Association of Private Career Colleges (IAPCC) and the International Approval and Registration Centre (IARC). ICI courses are not AQF qualifications. ICI is an independent global awarding body that develops and administers career-related curriculum and training programs. When you graduate from an ICI training program you join ICI graduates in over 150 countries around the world.

    Like all ICI learning programmes, it is highly practical. It teaches far more than simply the theory of landscaping, providing you with in-depth knowledge and skills that will give you a competitive advantage in this dynamic industry.

    ICI is a member of the Australian Society of Horticulture Science. AuSHS promotes the horticulture profession, the study of horticulture, introduces codes of management and ethics and provides technical advice to government and industry organisations.

  • Already in the Profession or Industry?

    Already working as a landscaper or garden designer? This course is for you. It will help you to consolidate and advance your knowledge of this expansive subject area, contributing to your professional development and making you a more attractive prospect to employers or clients.

    Note that course fees can be claimed as a tax deduction as long as our landscaping programme is sufficiently connected to your work activities.

  • What Do I Get?

    All the materials you need to complete our online landscaping course are included in the course fee. Once you enrol, you will receive:

    • All required study materials and course notes
    • Assignment projects with constructive tutor feedback
    • A tutor who will answer all your course and career questions and provide guidance

    Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive:

    • A graduation certificate officially recognising your successful completion of studies and qualifications as a landscaper
    • Transcripts indicating the units completed
    • A 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: discover more about our Graduate Career Services Programme
  • Cut Off Date

    Friday, 6th October 2023 is the next enrolment cut off date. Places are limited, in demand and entry into the course is on a first come first served basis.

    Your enrolment is processed and acknowledged within 24 hours of the Institute receiving your application. You can expect to receive your course within days of enrolling. When you start your ICI course it’s at your own pace and you determine when you finish.

    Don’t miss out. Enrol today!

Course Investment & Payment Plans

SAVE 10%
One off payment
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Weekly Instalment Plan
$49 x 32 weeks
Interest Free
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How do I get started?

Click on one of the Enrol Now buttons above and you could be working on your first lesson – and towards a new career in landscaping – in a matter of days!

How Does Online Studying Work?

As an ICI student, you’ll be able to train at home in your spare time, learning in the easiest possible way. There are no classes or lectures to attend, and no need to leave your job or change your schedule.

How does it work?
Enrol, Study at Home, and Graduate

ICI is committed to the successful completion of your course. The typical ICI student experience goes like this:

  1. The Enrolment Process
  2. Begin Your Studies
  3. Getting Help When You Need It
  4. Getting Assessed
  5. Graduation
1The Enrolment Process

Select the course that interests you. The International Career Institute website offers course overviews, course outlines, course fees, student testimonials, and information on career services for graduates.

When you are ready to enrol in a program, simply complete the online enrolment form, or call our toll-free number to speak with an enrolment adviser.

2Begin Your Studies

On enrolment students receive a welcome email and letter with instructions on how to login into your course and access your course and tutorial support. You will not be required to purchase any further materials. Courses are divided into modules with assessments located at the end of these modules. Assessments (written assignments) are based on what you have been learning about. No exams are involved.

Study at your own pace

One of the many great benefits of our courses is their modular format creates an easier and more effective way for you to learn. And with no need to follow a fixed timetable, you get to study and submit assignment for each module at your own pace.

3Getting Help When You Need It

Your courses are designed so that you can study independently. However, if you have a question about anything in your course, just contact one of our industry based tutors. Contact details are provided in your welcome email and letter. Your tutors are industry professionals who are ready to answer any questions about the course, assessments and industry for which you are training for.

4Get Assessed

At the end of modules you are asked to complete assignments. With no fixed assessment dates ICI students can submit their assessments at any time. This allows students to progress through the course at a pace that suits their needs. Assignments can be submitted via the student portal or email directly to the tutor.

Your assignments and projects will be graded on the following scale:

Grading scale
Lesson Grade (%)Letter EquivalentRating
100 - 80AOutstanding level of achievement
79 - 60BHigh level of achievement
59 - 50CSatisfactory level of achievement
49 - 40DMarginal level of achievement
0 - 39FFailed to complete course requirements

You must pass all modules and achieve a minimum of a C or higher in all studies to graduate. Should you not pass an assignment you are able to retake assessments as many times as you need (free of charge) in order to improve your results. Full tutorial support is available to guide you towards successfully completing your course.


Graduates of the Institute are eligible for assistance under the Graduate Career Services Program which includes assistance in job searches (by career and region), preparing cover letters, tips on interviewing, and much more. As part of your graduation package, we offer a Certified Professional Resume Writer free of charge to help you compose your resume. All graduates receive a certificate of completion at the relevant level (Certificate, Diploma or Advanced Diploma / Executive Diploma), transcripts and a letter of recommendation.