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Diploma in Landscape Design and Management (Level 6)

New Zealand Diploma in Landscape (Level 6)


Course details


This programme provides the third year in the pathway of landscape education offered at Wintec. After training in the principles and processes of landscape design through level 4 and 5, students are competent designers and have the basics of project management learnt.

This programme gives students the chance to develop their own independent design process and style through project work in more specialised areas.

Through work placement and on job training students are able to immerse themselves in the real-life work environment, gaining practical interpersonal skills, and will benefit from mentorship from professionals in industry.

Tutors become facilitators in the education process, challenging students thought processes and coaching their ideas, as the students pathways into the landscape profession. Students will also gain real exposure to project management through work placement installation projects, where they will document and manage the build processes.

This real-world exposure will not only solidify the students' knowledge of the building process, pricing and client negotiations but also advance their design skills through seeing their design come to fruition.

View programme modules

Note: No value in the pre/co-requisite columns means there are no pre/co-requisites for that module.


Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-Requisites
LADE600​Integrated Landscape Design Practice6

LADE601Landscape Specialist Topic 16

LADE602​Landscape Specialist Topic 26

LADE603​Landscape Documentation6

LADE604Integrated Landscape Management6

LADE605Capstone Landscape Design Project6


Career/further opportunities

Graduates of this programme will be qualified to work in a range of landscape design professions or landscape project management related roles.

Entry criteria

You can apply for this programme if you meet one of the below options.

Based on study completed after school (tertiary study)

  • Completed the New Zealand Diploma in Landscape (Level 5) Design strand;
  • Or a recognised equivalent. ​

Based on your work experience (on the job)

If you can demonstrate relevant knowledge, skills and experience that you have gained through work experience, that will help you to be successful in the programme.​

Based on discretionary entrance

If you don’t meet any of the above options, and you think you have what it takes to complete this programme, you can apply for discretionary entrance. Your application may be accepted if you can demonstrate a good chance of success. Approval of discretionary entrance applications is decided by the relevant manager. If your application is approved, your acceptance into further programmes relies on you demonstrating success in this programme.

Selection criteria

Candidates without relevant qualifications may be required to participate in an interview and selection process. The following may be considered in the selection process:

i. The completion of a study skills assessment to demonstrate the level of academic skill necessary to successfully complete the programme.
ii. Previous experience working in the landscape design or construction sector. May include previous employment or voluntary work.
iii. Personal qualities such as responsibility, teamwork and practical skills.
iv. An aptitude for working in a public environment demonstrated through a reference from an employer where a candidate has worked with the public, or from a teacher attesting to social skills.

English language requirements

Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 6.0 in the academic band, with no individual band score lower than 5.5; or equivalent.

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Your first day

Are you ready for your first day of class? Check out your start date and where you need to be. You can also find useful information about studying at Wintec on our Welcome page.

What you will need

Timetable information

All timetables are available via Timetable Net on our website.

How to find your way around

Parking and bus information

Both the Rotokauri and City campuses have parking available - permits are required. Learn more about parking. Find out about discounted bus services here.

Wintec pōwhiri/nau mai, haere mai

Wintec extends a warm invitation to all new students to attend a Pōwhiri to welcome the semester ahead. After formalities, light refreshments will be served in the marae dining room, Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa, Wintec City Campus.

Click here to find out where and when the next Pōwhiri will be.

Paying for your study

Course related costs

Additional information


Purchasing textbooks

If your programme requires you to have access to textbooks, these can be purchased through a range of suppliers listed below:

Hamilton-based supplier

  • Bennetts (Bennetts has a store operating on campus at the University of Waikato, Hamilton)

New Zealand-based suppliers

General book suppliers

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Clinical placement

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