1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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2121-13 Landscape Architect

Plans and designs land areas for projects such as open space networks, parks, schools, institutions, roads, external areas for all building types, land subdivisions, and commercial, industrial and residential sites.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • consults with associated professionals and clients on matters concerning external area designs, costs and construction
  • compiles and analyses site and community data on geographical aspects, ecology of area land forms, soils, vegetation, site hydrology, visual characteristics and human-made structures
  • formulates land use and development recommendations and prepares environmental impact statements
  • undertakes studies related to historical and conservation aspects of areas, site character analyses and feasibility planning
  • prepares reports, site plans, working drawings, specifications and cost estimates for land development showing location and details of proposals, including ground modelling, structures, vegetation and access
  • prepares and advises on contracts
  • inspects construction work in progress to ensure compliance with plans and quality standards
  • advises on landscape problems concerned with environmental planning

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