You can start your landscaping career as either a trainee (typically 18 months study) or apprentice (typically 3 years study), combining classroom learning with on the job training. Further information on school based Traineeships or Apprenticeships can be found on the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training website.
Fairwork Australia also explains the difference between traineeships and apprenticeships with some important tips for young people in this. FairWork also provides a useful guide below if you're looking to start an apprenticeship.
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Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) provides funded training for businesses and workers in the landscaping sector. CSQ funding generally covers 75% (and sometimes up to 100%) of course costs for eligible participants.
From those just starting out in the industry and looking to gain new skills, to those wanting to specialise by upping their expertise, a Cert III in Landscape Construction may be just the ticket.
You may have been working in landscaping for years without formal training and thinking about the benefits of a formal qualification. Or you may be looking to gain additional business skills to go out on your own or grow an existing small business - CSQ funds business administration and management courses to boost your business.
CSQ-funded training can be key to taking that next step forward with your landscaping goals.
To find out about all the landscaping courses on offer and locate an RTO in your area, go to the CSQ course selector.
Construction Skills Queensland also have a Gateway To Industry Schools Program if you are still at high school. Full details are on their website
“I didn’t really have a clear idea about what trade to choose, I just wanted something to fall back on,” said Dougal. “I helped my friend out for two days, loved it and knew that was the trade I wanted to pursue. I began my apprenticeship a couple of months later and the rest is history."
Read how the landscaping industry 'just sort of happened' for Dougal and he hasn't looked back - click here