LADE413 – Landscape Design and Site Management

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Module code
Module title
Landscape Design and Site Management
The aim of this module is to develop student's knowledge of landscape design, contracts and communication, and the safe management of a landscape site for construction purposes.
  • SX1703
NZQA Level
Level 4
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Based
Learning hours
Directed hours
Self directed hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
Identify principles used in landscape design and the importance of their application to the completed design
Understand and follow a landscape contract, specifications, plans and details.
Survey and draw a scale plan of a landscape site, draw and detail common landscape elements with construction details, and basic details for as built plans.
Produce material schedules from landscape plans, cost and order materials, and take delivery of those materials.
Understand the landscaping regulations and council bylaws for the local region.
Supervise site safety and hazard management including inductions, registers and reporting to best workplace practices.
Understand and manage building consent processes on site, including managing inspections and reporting.
Provide instruction and supervise site set-out for all elements of a landscape design plan, and manage daily works schedules, and all requirements to complete landscape installations to acceptable timeframes.
-Principles of landscape design, recognising their use and necessity for good design.
-Contract roles, responsibilities, coordination of contractors and team members
-Plan drawing to scale, construction sketches and detail notation.
-Site measuring and surveying, change in height measuring.
-Plan reading, quantification scheduling and ordering.
-As built plans, drawing and notation.
-Knowledge of local suppliers, rates and costings.
-Sequence of landscape events
-Building consent triggers, setback rules, height to boundary rules
-Instruction and supervision techniques.
-Inductions, Hazard ID, task analysis, accident registers and reporting procedures
-Following building consent process.
-Services search, existing utilities protection, marked out/mapped.
-Existing structures/vegetation protected, site clearance
-Location of new features, measuring layout on site, profiles, levels, signoff, reporting.
-Professional practice attributes: sustainable practices; professional and ethical behaviour; teamwork; accurate record-keeping.
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Teaching and learning methods will be face to face delivery including workshops, project based interactive tasks, with group sessions, tutorials, and creation of portfolios of evidence.
Assessment Criteria
Assessment is achievement based. Students need to submit all components within the portfolio and gain a minimum of 50 in each component including carrying out all tasks in a safe manner and to industry standards to pass this module.