Diploma in Landscape Practice (Level 5)
New Zealand Diploma in Landscape Practice (Level 5) with strand in Design
Students in this programme will advance their skills in 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.
Part-time work placement in the 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. Students learn using a blend of on-campus classes at our Hamilton Gardens location and online teaching. This means they have the flexibility to fit this study around their lifestyles and commitments.
View programme modules
|Module Code||Module Title||Level||Credits||Pre-Requisites||Co-Requisites|
|LADE520||Landscape Analysis and Evaluation||5||10|
|LADE521||Landscape Site Survey||5||5|
|LADE526||Landscape Professional Practice||5||20|
Landscape Construction Documentation
|LADE528||Advance Landscape Practice||5||20|
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).
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 Certificate in Horticulture Services Level 4 (Landscape Design or Landscape Construction strands)
- 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.
Candidates without relevant qualifications may be required to participate in an interview and selection process. The following may be considered in the selection process:
1) The completion of a study skills assessment to demonstrate the level of academic skill necessary to successfully complete the programme.
2) Previous experience working in the landscape design or construction sector. May include previous employment or voluntary work.
3) Personal qualities such as responsibility, teamwork and practical skills.
4) 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.
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.
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.
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.
To check what you need to gain entry to a course, review the entry criteria available on each programme page. These assist you in understanding what qualifications or experience are typically required to gain entry. You can contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0800 2 Wintec at any time for further guidance.
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.
Year 1 students starting July 2021
Date: Wednesday 21 July 2021
Venue: Hamilton Gardens Campus, Gate 2, Cobham Drive
- We will provide a full introduction to all supporting services at Wintec, along with a few activities.
- The enrolment and Studylink advice team will be available also for any questions and signing outstanding enrolment offers.
- Students get put into classes and given timetables on the day.
- Stationary, personal protective gear sizing, and expectations will also be provided on the day.
- We supply morning tea and lunch for the day.
Please wear covered-in shoes if you do not have safety boots on your first day for practical activities (not jandals).
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He reo pōwhiri - Your official welcome to Wintec
Tēnei te mihi mahana ki a koe e piki nei, e kake nei ki te Kuratini o Waikato.
You are warmly invited to attend the official welcome to Wintec for all new students, staff and whānau (family) at either our marae, Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa or Rotokauri campus. The pōwhiri is a welcoming ceremony involving mihimihi (speeches), waiata (singing), and will conclude with kai timotimo (light refreshments). Please gather at the campus hubs, and a staff member will guide you through our pōwhiri.
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Paying for your study
If your programme requires you to have access to textbooks, these can be purchased through a range of suppliers listed below:
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