Landscape and Horticulture Courses Brisbane & QLD wide

Study a landscaping certification and pave a whole new pathway for your future. Nationally recognised qualifications in landscaping and the wider horticulture industry.

Horticulture and Landscaping Courses

Are you passionate about the environment? Do you love working outdoors and getting your hands dirty? A career in landscaping and the wider horticulture industry could be exactly what you’re looking for. Explore our range of industry-respected, commercial horticulture courses in Brisbane and across Queensland. We have Certificate II and Certificate IIIl landscape, agriculture and horticulture courses available to nurture your green thumb – all with nationally recognised qualifications.

Specialist trade skills in landscaping and horticulture are becoming more popular as the focus on the environment does too. Foundation Training Australia (FTA) has courses designed to help students to get to know this flourishing industry with practical horticulture training and on-site work experience. Our horticulture and garden design courses cover everything from public parklands design and landscaping maintenance to plant identification and turf management.

We believe in putting theory into practice with our landscape horticulture courses so you can graduate with confidence, knowing you have all the skills to get right to work. Be part of creating and maintaining Australia’s green spaces with nationally recognised qualifications and training in the horticulture trade.

Gain Practical Skills and Knowledge In Horticulture Certification

Do you like getting your hands dirty and working outdoors? 

The horticulture industry is the place you can truly grow your career dreams and create a flourishing life.

Our certificate courses in horticulture are a mix of theory and practical. However, we believe in the power of hands-on learning to focus your skills, so our trainers come to you.

How do we do it? FTA’s Certificate II and Certificate III courses focus on combining theory with hands-on, practical skills. Each horticulture course will have different practical elements, from learning to operate basic machinery, setting up irrigation systems to production nursery tasks and landscape design. 

Assessments are also approached in this way. The theory component may be assessed Online or you can choose to leave technology behind and use a Workbook.  

It’s important that we know what you know but how you do it. For this reason, a practical Assessment is conducted at your place of work or worksite with fit-for-purpose facilities and equipment which are to be made available to your FTA trainer & Assessor for training and assessment purposes.

Working with machinery and in the great outdoors, away from the security of a classroom, can also bring with it challenges. As a result:

  • You will be safe. The agriculture and horticulture courses focuses heavily on work health and participant safety
  • The environment will thank you. Environmentally sustainable work practices are encouraged throughout the courses

Don’t know what you want to be?

We believe the best investment you can make is in yourself, today, for your future tomorrow. View the career pathways at your fingertips with our landscaping, agriculture and horticulture courses at Foundation Training Australia.

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Career Outcomes with Horticulture Training

There is an increasing demand for specialist horticultural skills in Australia as the focus on the environment continues to grow. The wider horticultural sector currently employs about 125,000 people and generates more than $6 billion a year. Enrolling in our agriculture and horticulture courses can be your pathway into this flourishing industry with a diverse range of possibilities and career opportunities.

At FTA, we are committed to providing you with real and relevant horticulture training to make sure you have the skills, knowledge and experience you need to establish roots in the industry. Many graduates who complete a horticulture certification go on to commence a full-time Trade Apprenticeship. Our horticulture and landscaping courses can guide you towards a wide range of professions, including:

  • Groundskeeper
  • Residential Gardener
  • Council Worker
  • Beekeeper
  • Landscape Gardener
  • Structural Landscaper
  • Parks and gardens Tradesperson
  • Municipal/city Gardener
  • Horticulturist
  • Parks and Gardens Tradesperson

Our horticulture courses are aimed at anyone looking to cultivate a career in parks, gardens or landscaping. Whether you’re just starting out or hoping to further your professional development, our flexible study options prepare you with all the tools you need to enter the horticulture sector with confidence. Combine your love of green spaces, community and plants with a nationally recognised qualification.

How To Get a Horticulture Certificate

Have you ever hesitated when it comes to learning? Maybe you’ve started a course and felt that you had no support. So many people can be unsure about how to get the most out of their education. At FTA, we believe that you should be able to learn in inspiring and innovative ways. That’s why we offer flexible delivery methods so you can study horticulture in the way that works best for you.

Our highly-experienced team of industry experts will give you the guidance you need to nurture and grow your success. If you’re a better hands-on person than someone who sits at a computer desk, we’ve got your back with workbooks and on-site training. It means more time focused on practical skills to complete your certificate course in horticulture. Recognition of prior learning may also be an option. If you’ve got a tonne of industry experience then you can use this to fast-track your qualification.

The time it takes to complete your horticulture certification and your qualification will vary depending on your experience, skills and chosen study mode. Your skills will be assessed through a mix of practical and theory tasks, which is essentially showing us what you’ve learnt and how you do it. Theory may be assessed online or via workbook while practical assessment will be conducted at your place of work.

We ensure that your personal ambitions are fueled and developed throughout your learning journey. You’ll get first-hand experience and gain practical knowledge to springboard you into an exciting career within the industry. Re-shape and re-imagine urban landscapes with our horticulture landscaping courses.

Entry Requirements

There are no prerequisite and selection criteria for most of the course so anyone can apply and enter a wonderful and lucrative career option. 

For those certificates where there is a requirement, it is based on whether you currently hold a position in the sector so that you can mentored to the next level of your career.

Funding your training

There is a range of funding and payment options available to assist students looking to gain horticulture skills in Australia and for employers to upskill their workforce. FTA’s aim is to offer its students financial flexibility so each course is accessible no matter where participants are located in Queensland.

Fee For Service

Our flexible Fee For Service model allows participants ready to self-fund their course with flexible payment options, including making ongoing, manageable payments.

Certificate 3 Guarantee

The Certificate 3 Guarantee provides eligible individuals with access to a subsidised training place in a certificate III level qualification. This includes the AHC30916 Certificate III in Landscape Construction.

User Choice

User Choice (Apprenticeships and Traineeship Funding) aims to provide a public funding contribution for apprentices, trainees and their employers. The funding aligns with the skill needs of the horticulture industry and changing government priorities.


On Successful Completion

At the end of a course, a participant will receive a nationally recognised certificate. With this industry-recognised qualification, students will be open to a variety of job outcomes and more senior roles once they are equipped with the necessary skills and training to improve their career options. 

A certification from FTA, one of Australia’s most respected registered training organizations will open doors. Past participants have reported kick starting their careers, starting a small business or working for a related organisation in a more senior role.

Our Difference

At FTA, we are committed to inspiring you to grow and develop into the highest version of yourself so that you have the greatest opportunity to succeed in life. We are the new benchmark of performance in this industry and help all our learners and employer organisations become successful through real-world experiences.

Learner Support

Our trainers have years of hands on experience in their given field of expertise, providing our learners with unparalleled access to first-hand industry knowledge as they study horticulture.

Unlimited Learning

We believe that people should be able to learn in inspiring and innovative ways. That’s why we offer a variety of flexible delivery methods.

Recognised Qualifications

We deliver accredited and non-accredited qualifications that equip learners with practical and relevant skills to support their career progression.

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