Landscape Construction Competition
A Landscaper creates or modifies outdoor landscapes in green spaces like gardens and parks. Landscapers 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.
The WorldSkills Australia Landscape Competition is designed to test the Competitors’ skills in performing projects aligned to the training package requirements of a Landscaper in general.
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 42 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. 2023 and 2025 are the next National Championship years.
Training Package Requirements
The WorldSkills Australia Landscape Construction Competitions are aligned to the National Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package.
Training Package Requirements – Regional Level
The 2022 WorldSkills Australia Regional Competition in Landscape Construction aligns to the Units of Competency contained in the AHC30916 – Certificate III in Landscape Construction and AHC31016 – Certificate III in Parks and Gardens Qualifications.
The Regional Competition involves the construction and installation of a landscape project. Competitors will be provided with detailed drawings and instructions. The competition project is designed to test the Competitors skills in the following areas related to Landscape Construction:
- Setting out
- Timber work
- Water feature installation
- Turf installation
Regionals Competition Duration
The competition is completed in 6 hours over 1 day not including briefing or breaks.
Training Package Requirements – National Level
The2023 WorldSkills Australia National Competition in Landscape Construction aligns to the Units of Competency contained in the AHC30916 – Certificate III in Landscape Construction and AHC31016 – Certificate III in Parks and Gardens Qualifications.
The National Competition is a team event. Participants work in pairs to complete a 5m x 5m landscape construction. The competition project is designed to test the Competitors skills in the following areas related to Landscape Construction:
- Plan interpretation and setting out of site for construction
- Brick paver edging on mortar
- Block work wall constructions
- Timber table installation
- Flexible unitary paving
- Rigid stone crazy paving
- Dry Stone walling installation
- Installation of media’s and mulching
- Plant material set-out and planting
- Gravel area installation
- Turf installation
- Installation of sculptural elements
- Communication and job planning
- Work Health and Safety
Nationals Competition Duration
The competition is completed in 18 hours over 3 days not including briefing or breaks.