Horticulture and Landscape

Bringing out nature’s beauty begins by cultivating skills.

We believe cultivation and design can bring out the best of the earth’s landscape. That’s why we offer horticulture and landscape courses at Swinburne.

Horticulture and landscape courses are an opportunity to begin or advance your career in nursery, landscape, parks and gardens, turf, arboriculture or floriculture industries: It’s just a matter of choosing the course that suits the future you can picture. No matter which direction you choose, we provide the professional knowledge and technical skills you need for a career in horticulture and landscape.

By the time you graduate, you’ll have the confidence and skills to apply your knowledge to the workplace. Future careers can be found in landscaping and horticulture environments, and more.

Graduate achievement

Swinburne graduate Chris Henbery has been named Victorian Apprentice of the Year at the 2015 Victorian Training Awards.

Chris completed a Certificate III in Horticulture (Retail Nursery) and undertook his apprenticeship at Braeside's Gardenworld. 

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Jessica Teese (500x320)

Jessica is the winner of the 9th annual Casey Apprenticeship Awards. The award recognised her great work ethic, natural aptitude and also her willingness to develop the knowledge and understanding to improve operations within the nursery.

Jessica Teese

Certificate lll in Retail Nursery

The Swinburne Advantage

We turn knowing into know-how.

We believe an undergraduate education must be about more than knowledge. In today’s competitive job market, it must be about true job readiness.

Work Integrated Learning allows you to gain professional experience as part of your studies at Swinburne. It’s just a matter of choosing the opportunity that suits your future.

Choose from professional degrees, professional placements, professional internships, industry-linked projects, industry study tours and accreditation placements. There are also a range of other opportunities you can create.

You’ll build invaluable skills and confidence in knowing you have what it takes to land a job in your field by graduation.

We think it’s an approach that makes the adventure worth taking. See for yourself.
The Swinburne Advantage. Available to all new undergraduates.

Horticulture and landscape at Swinburne

Horticulture and landscape courses

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Trent Mahoney - path to landscaping apprentice

Trent’s path to landscaping apprentice of the year

After channelling his love of the outdoors into a Certificate III of Landscape Construction, Trent Mahoney went on to complete his apprenticeship at Avoca Landscape Construction, and was recently named Apprentice of the Year at the Landscaping Victoria Industry Awards!