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Landscape Design & Construction

Landscape Design and Construction: Creative design and practical installation for outdoor places.

Do you love the creativity and the outdoors? Do you want a career where you create beautiful outdoor spaces and make dreams come true? Then Landscaping is for you!

Landscapers are often self-employed and work from a home office in whatever region you desire to live! It is a growing industry with people leading busy working lives and wanting a beautiful retreat at home to escape to. Landscape Design involves meeting clients, measuring and drafting plans, designing everything outside from outdoor rooms, to pools and playgrounds, to plants and places.

Moving on from design, you can project manage the installation of your gardens, or be involved in the landscape construction building also. Landscape Construction involves the installation of designs, building the outdoor rooms, laying the surfaces, creating and planting the gardens.

It also covers managing the build jobs for those that wish to run a business and have a team under them.  It is a creative, rewarding, industry for people passionate about creating green spaces.

We offer programs in Landscape Design and Landscape Construction from Level 3 Certificates up to Level 6 Diplomas. Our programs are project based, where you work with real clients on real projects. You can study up to whatever level you would like, gaining the skills you require a step at a time.

Progression

Typically students will study the following programmes for two years to develop the skills and knowledge to work in landscape design and/or construction:

First Year

In the first year students will study the Applied Horticultural Services (Level 3) (Landscape Construction).

Regional students will study General Horticulture (Level 3) AND the Applied Horticultural Services (Level 3) (Landscape Construction).

Students who choose to complete their study after the first year will have the skills to work as a skilled labourer in this area.

Students who already have some experience may be able to enter directly into second year. Contact us for more information.

Second Year

In the second year students will hone their skills in landscape construction and develop design skills enabling basic garden design, graphic representation and all parts of installation from retaining walls, irrigation to planting. Students will gain the New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture Services (Level 4) Landscape Construction and/or Landscape Design strands.

Higher Level

Progression to higher levels of study will lead to more advanced design and project management. These programs will lead to a deeper level of understanding in landscape design and enable students to design and build more complex landscapes.

  • New Zealand Diploma in Landscape Design or Landscape Construction (Level 5)

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Landscape Design Students' Award-Winning Cafe Garden Bar

Wintec's landscape design students were rewarded for their efforts at the 2016 Waikato Home and Garden Show. The landscape design students won a gold medal for their “Café Garden Bar” in the NZ Landscape Design Awards. Their creation showcased the history and heritage of local Waikato winery, Vilagrad Winery, and used materials recovered from Vilagrad’s devastating fire in 2015. The 6m x 10m creation included a water feature with spilling wine bottles and a burnt woven barrel-effect wall. The garden bar will be recreated at Vilagrad Winery this year.


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Welcome to the Centre for Science and Primary Industries!

Creating the next generation of science talent in New Zealand has never been more important and if you're thinking about a career in Science or Primary Industries, we can help you to build your skills and employability.

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