Landscape design students working in design studio

Diploma in Landscape Practice (Level 5)

New Zealand Diploma in Landscape Practice (Level 5) with strands in Design and Construction

SX1802

Course details

Summary

Students in this programme will advance their skills in a chosen strand of either Landscape Design or Landscape Construction.

Landscape Design: Students will advance their skills in landscape design, and gain experience covering a wide range of complex sites and situations. They will become proficient at preparing working drawings and specifications for installation purposes, and confident in supporting contractors on site.

Landscape Construction: Students will advance their skills in managing the landscape installation process of taking design plans and working drawings through to the quantification, project planning and contract phases; then project managing the build process, and quality control.
 
Part-time work placement in industry will be an integral part of this programme for practical, hands-on learning.

This programme is ideally suited to people who have experience in the landscape industry or equivalent, and wish to develop their technical skills and knowledge to a more advanced level.

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Design strand

 

Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-RequisitesAssessment Standard
LADE501​Relationship Management in Landscaping515  N/A
LADE502​Landscape Design & Analysis515  N/A
LADE503​Landscape Representation510  N/A
LADE516Computer Aided Landscape Design515  N/A
LADE505Landscape Design Practice515  N/A
LADE517Plants & Advanced Planting Design515  N/A
LADE507Landscape Site Support515  N/A
LADE508Advanced Landscape Design Practice520LADE505 N/A
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Construction strand

Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-RequisitesAssessment Standard
LADE501​Relationship Management in Landscaping515N/A
LADE509​Landscape Contract Management515N/A
LADE510​Landscapae Project Planning520N/A
LADE511​Landscape Project Management510N/A
LADE512​Hard Landscape Management Practice520N/A
LADE513​Soft Landscape Management Pracitce510N/A
LADE514​Landscape Quality Management Practice510N/A
LADE515​Landscape Installation Management520N/A
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Career/further opportunities

Graduates of this qualification are likely to be employed as:

  • Design strand - landscape designer
  • Construction strand – landscape contract manager, landscape team leader.

Completion of either strand of this qualification may lead on to the New Zealand Diploma in Landscape (Level 6).

Entry criteria

General academic admission

  • New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture Services (Level 4) with strand in Landscape Design OR Landscape Construction (relevant strand as enrolling option), or
  • Equivalent landscape industry experience, with portfolios of evidence for design or construction and industry references.

Special admission

Domestic applicants aged 20 years or above who do not meet the entry requirements but whose skills, education or work experience indicate that they have a reasonable chance of success may be eligible for special admission. Special admission will be granted at the discretion of the Centre Director or designated nominee. Such applicants may be required to successfully complete a foundation, bridging or tertiary introductory programme as a condition of entry into higher level programmes.

Provisional entry

Domestic applicants aged under 20 years who do not meet the entry requirements but who can demonstrate a reasonable chance of success through other educational attainment and/or work or life experience may be eligible for provisional entry at the discretion of the Centre Director or designated nominee. Provisional entry places restrictions on re-enrolment to be lifted if the applicant’s performance is deemed satisfactory by the Centre Director or designated nominee.

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:

  • The completion of a Study Skills Assessment to demonstrate the level of academic skill necessary to successfully complete the programme.
  • Previous experience working in the landscape design or construction sector. May include previous employment or voluntary work.
  • Personal qualities such as responsibility, teamwork and practical skills.
  • 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.

Physical ability

To meet legal and health requirements, candidates must be physically able to carry out the practical components of the programme, including the ability to perform practical demonstrations and assessments.

Disabled candidates

Candidates with disabilities are eligible to enrol in this programme and will be provided with the necessary resources to attain the learning outcomes where practicable, but at the time of enrolment must notify the Equity/Disability Coordinator of their needs.

Drug testing

As some of the practical components within this programme are considered high risk, students may be required to submit to an initial drug screen as per Wintec’s Drug & Alcohol Policy.

English Language Requirements

Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) Academic band score of 5.5, with no individual band score lower than 5.0; or equivalent.

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Pathways

Landscape Design and Construction pathway diagram

Your first day

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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

Booklist

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

First aid certificate

Health status

Uniform

Equipment

Clinical placement

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