Plans and designs land areas for projects such as open space networks, parks, schools, institutions, roads, external areas for all building types, land subdivisions, and commercial, industrial and residential sites.
Skill Level 1
Caveats No caveats
Endorsed Correlations to ASCO Occupations
2121-13 Landscape Architect
Group: 2321 Architects and Landscape Architects
design commercial, industrial, institutional, residential and recreational buildings and landscapes.
obtaining advice from clients and management to determine type, style and size of planned buildings and alterations to existing buildings
providing information regarding designs, materials and estimated building times
preparing project documentation, including sketches and scale drawings, and integrating structural, mechanical and aesthetic elements in final designs
writing specifications and contract documents for use by builders and calling tenders on behalf of clients
consulting with Professionals and clients about external area designs, costs and construction
compiling and analysing site and community data about geographical and ecological features, landforms, soils, vegetation, site hydrology, visual characteristics and human-made structures, to formulate land use and development recommendations, and for preparing environmental impact statements
preparing reports, site plans, working drawings, specifications and cost estimates for land development, showing location and details of proposals, including ground modelling, structures, vegetation and access
inspecting construction work in progress to ensure compliance with plans, specifications and quality standards
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).
Registration or licensing may be required.
Requirements for Skills Assessment
This occupation requires a qualification assessed as comparable to the education level of an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Bachelor Degree or higher degree and in a field highly relevant to the nominated occupation.
In addition to the above, it is essential for applicants to meet the following employment criteria:
- at least one year of post-qualification employment at an appropriate skill level,
- undertaken in the last five years,
- working 20 hours or more per week, and
- highly relevant to the nominated occupation.
Please note in order to achieve a successful Skills Assessment Outcome, a positive assessment for both qualifications and employment is required.
AQF Bachelor degree or higher degree. This includes qualifications assessed at AQF Bachelor, Master and Doctoral level.
The highly relevant major field of study is:
» Landscape Architecture.
Landscape Architecture includes the study of planning, designing and installing exterior environments with concern for functionality, practicality and human needs and requirements. It includes the design of parks and gardens integrated with the built environment.
Relevant subjects may include:
» Horticulture / botany
» Plant and soil irrigation
Degrees in Architectural studies without specific landscape subjects will not be assessed positively. Applications that fall in this category may be considered on a case-by-case basis if the applicant holds the relevant official registration as a Landscape Architect and that their employment is assessed highly relevant.
Categories of acceptable employment contexts include (but are not limited to):
» Landscape Design Company
» Property Development Company
This occupation requires applicants to demonstrate a clear focus on the design of outdoor areas and open spaces, to differentiate themselves from Architects. Applicants applying under this occupation are expected to prepare specifications, arrange cost estimates, list building materials required, and detail working drawings of the site. They liaise with architects, engineers and other professionals, and advise on landscape problems concerned with environmental planning.
Landscape Architects may also establish their own private practice or be self-employed. Please refer to ‘Supporting Material for Assessment’ for documentation requirements relating to self-employed applicants.