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3627 Landscape Gardeners and Irrigation Technicians

ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations
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Landscape Gardeners and Irrigation Technicians plan and construct garden landscapes, and install irrigation systems.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this minor group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • preparing plans and drawings, selecting materials and plants, and scheduling landscape construction
  • setting out and installing hardscape and softscape structures
  • constructing gravel and paved areas, walls, fences, trellises, pergolas, ponds, barbecues and garden furniture
  • preparing seedbeds and growing sites
  • planting trees, bushes, hedges, flowers and bulbs
  • preparing lawn areas by spreading topsoil and planting grass, and by laying instant turf
  • determining irrigation system hydraulic parameters
  • installing irrigation systems including pumps and meters
  • testing, maintaining, and repairing irrigation systems


  • 362711 Landscape Gardener
  • 362712 Irrigation Technician

362711 Landscape Gardener

Plans and constructs garden landscapes.

Skill Level: 3

362712 Irrigation Technician

Installs, maintains and services irrigation systems for agriculture, sports turf and horticulture.

Skill Level: 3