Highlights

  • Deepen your knowledge of ethical practice related to contemporary landscape issues.
  • Develop and apply knowledge of emerging urban design practices, principles and approaches to resilient environments. 
  • Develop and apply integrated knowledge of Indigenous Australian culture as it pertains to connections to country and decolonised design practices. 
  • Develop and apply knowledge and understanding of environmental change and social justice issues in landscape architecture. 
  • Choose two units of study that are of specific interest to you in your career. 

Highlights

  • Deepen your knowledge of ethical practice related to contemporary landscape issues.
  • Develop and apply knowledge of emerging urban design practices, principles and approaches to resilient environments. 
  • Develop and apply integrated knowledge of Indigenous Australian culture as it pertains to connections to country and decolonised design practices. 
  • Develop and apply knowledge and understanding of environmental change and social justice issues in landscape architecture. 
  • Choose two units of study that are of specific interest to you in your career. 

Why choose this course?

Landscape architecture is a critical part of planning and designing for a resilient and healthy future. Completion of this course provides you with the opportunity to deepen your knowledge of ethical practice related to contemporary landscape issues. 

The course will introduce you to new and emerging knowledge, equipping you with job-ready skills that recruiters are looking for, particularly in highler level positions and sector-specific leadership opportunities. On successful completion of this course, you may be eligible to apply for entry into the Master of Landscape Architecture with a reduced course duration.

Real-world learning

You'll benefit from our 55-year history as one of Australia’s principal landscape architecture educators. Our teaching staff are closely connected  to professional practice to ensure you gain knowledge of emerging trends within industry and beyond. Your studies are grounded in real-world learning expertise and push your boundaries by developing and refining your  knowledge and critical thinking in relation to diverse cultural perspectives, interdisciplinary learning, sustainability and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives. 

The course will be delivered through a combination of online and on-campus components.

Explore this course

What to expect

In this course, you'll study core units exploring Sustainable Urban Design and Decolonised Design. 

In these units, you'll learn to develop and apply knowledge of integrated urban design practices, principles and approaches to address complex issues and work toward resilient urban landscapes. You'll also develop and apply knowledge of Indigenous Australian culture as it pertains to connections to country and decolonised design practices. 

You'll also have flexibility to choose from a range of other units to tailor your studies to outcomes including research strategies, project management or planning and policy. 

Flexible delivery

The course is offered with delivery modes designed to fit with your busy lifestyle with units taught through either fully online mode or online with a face-to-face component that provide immersive experiences in the classroom and outside in relevant landscape environments.

Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

Completion of the Graduate Certificate in Designing Resilient Landscapes provides professionals the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of ethical practice related to contemporary landscape issues. 

Graduates from our courses find careers independently, in small partnerships or as members of large multidisciplinary teams with other professionals such as architects, engineers, urban designers and town planners in private practice, non-government organisations or local, state and federal government.

Careers include pathways to becoming a registered landscape architect, landscape planner, landscape technician or urban designer.

Possible careers

  • Landscape Architect
  • Landscape Planner
  • Landscape Technician
  • Urban Designer

Details and units

To meet the course requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Designing Resilient Landscapes, you must complete a total of 48 credit points, made up of:

  • two core units (24 credit points)
  • two option units (24 credit points) chosen from the Landscape Unit Options list.

Of the eight units available in this course, four will be delivered fully online and four will be delivered on-campus with an online learning component.

To meet the course requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Designing Resilient Landscapes, you must complete a total of 48 credit points, made up of:

  • two core units (24 credit points)
  • two option units (24 credit points) chosen from the Landscape Unit Options list.

Of the eight units available in this course, four will be delivered fully online and four will be delivered on-campus with an online learning component.

Requirements

Course code
DE70
Delivery
  • Gardens Point
Delivery
  • Gardens Point
Duration
1 - 2 years part-time
If starting in July you can choose to enrol full-time and finish in 6 months
Duration
1 years part-time
This course is only available to non-student visa holders. Part time intake only for 2021.
Entry
February and July
Entry
February and July

A completed recognised bachelor degree (or higher qualification) in landscape architecture or relevant discipline; or

A completed diploma (or higher qualification) in landscape architecture or relevant discipline plus three years full-time (or equivalent) experience working in landscape architecture or relevant field; or

Five years (full-time) professional experience working in landscape architecture or relevant field

Relevant discipline/field

  • Architecture
  • Civil engineering
  • Environmental engineering
  • Environmental science
  • Interior architecture
  • Landscape architecture
  • Planning (regional, town urban)

Minimum academic requirements

A completed recognised bachelor degree  or higher qualification in landscape architecture or relevant discipline, such as:

  • environmental engineering
  • civil engineering
  • planning
  • environmental science
  • environmental design
  • architecture
  • urban design
  • interior architecture

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
58 50 50 50 50
Cambridge English Score
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement. You must provide your Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
6.5 6 6 6 6
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
79 16 16 21 18
Occupational English Test (Nursing Profession)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
* A grade of B in each component for tests undertaken prior to September 2018.
-- 350* 350* 350* 350*

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2022 fees

2022: $12,200 per year part-time (48 credit points)

2022 fees

2022: $17,400 per year part-time (48 credit points)

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

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FEE-HELP: loans to help you pay your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a FEE-HELP loan.

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Scholarships

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