Landscape Construction Competition

A landscaper creates or modifies outdoor landscapes in green spaces like gardens and parks. He or she must be able to design and construct in such a way that the garden will be contained, and can be maintained by either professional or home gardeners. A high level of accuracy is required, for example when levelling or measuring the dimensions of garden features, as this will impact on the overall appearance and the structure’s ability to withstand the outside elements. A landscaper works with trees, plants, and turf, and with bricks, pavers, timber, blockwork, stone, water features and walls.

YOU SHOULD PURSUE A CAREER IN LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION IF YOU:

  • Enjoy working outdoors, particularly in parks and gardens
  • Have an interest in the natural environment and introducing new resources
  • Are able to transfer visual plans from paper to reality
  • Can perform manual and heavy work

IT ALL BEGINS AT A REGIONAL COMPETITION

The WorldSkills Australia Landscape Construction Competitions begin at a grass roots level in one of 34 Australian regions. The Landscape Construction Regional Competitions test the skills and knowledge of 4000+ apprentices, trainees and students, who have the opportunity to win gold, silver and bronze medals and gain the chance to go on to compete at a national level.

WorldSkills Australia competitions operate on a two-year cycle. The next Landscape Construction Regional Competition rounds are now running across the country. 2018 and 2020 are the next National Championship years.

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Training Package Requirements

The WorldSkills Australia Landscape Construction Competitions are aligned to the AHC – Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package (release 2).

Regional Competition

Training Package Requirements – Regional Level

The WorldSkills Australia Regional Competition in Landscape Construction is aligned to the following units of competency (Elements of Competency and Performance Criteria) contained in the AHC 30916 Certificate 3 in Landscape Construction AHC31016 – Certificate 3 in Parks and Gardens (Release 1) Qualifications:

  • AHCLSC301 – Set out site for construction works
  • AHCLSC303 – Construct brick and/or block structures and features
  • AHCLSC305 – Construct stone structures and features
  • AHCLSC306 – Implement a paving project
  • AHCPCM302 – Provide information on plants and their culture
  • AHCLSC304A – Erect timber structures and features
  • AHCLSC309A – Install water features
  • AHCTRF302A – Establish turf

Regional Tasks

Demonstrate ability in:

  • Setting out
  • Levelling
  • Paving
  • Edging
  • Timber work
  • Brickwork
  • Stonework
  • Water feature installation
  • Turf installation
  • Planting

Regionals Competition Duration

6 hours – 1 day

National Competition

Training Package Requirements – National Level

The WorldSkills Australia National Competition in Landscape Construction is aligned to the following units of competency (elements of competency and performance criteria) contained in the AHC 30916 Certificate 3 in Landscape Construction Qualification.

In addition to the regional requirements the National also includes:

  • AHCDRG301 – Install drainage systems
  • AHCLSC307 – Implement a retaining wall project
  • AHCPGD301 – Implement a plant establishment program
  • AHCSOL303 – Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas
  • AHCWHS301 – Contribute to work, health and safety processes

National Tasks

The National Competition is a team event. Participants work in pairs, and must demonstrate the following skills:

  • Setting out
  • Levelling
  • Paving
  • Edging
  • Timber work
  • Brickwork
  • Stonework
  • Water feature installation
  • Turf installation
  • Planting

Nationals Competition Duration

18 hours – 3 days

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