Pay for landscapers varies depending on experience, qualifications and where in New Zealand they work in Auckland they can earn up to $4 an hour more.
Many landscapers are self-employed and how much they earn can depend on the success of their business.
Source : Landscaping Industries Association of New Zealand, 2017.
This information is a guide only. )
What you will do
Landscapers may do some or all of the following :
Skills and knowledge
Landscapers need to have knowledge of :
Business skills are useful for landscapers who run their own business.
There are no specific requirements to become a landscaper. However, horticultural or gardening experience is useful. A driver's licence is also preferred by most employers.
Many employers prefer to hire someone with relevant training. Landscape design courses are available through a number of polytechnics and you can train on the job and complete an apprenticeship in landscaping through the Primary Industry Training Organisation (Primary ITO).
A minimum of three years' of secondary education is recommended. Useful subjects include English, maths, horticulture, biology and processing technologies.
Year 11 and 12 students can work towards a New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture through the National Trade Academy while still working towards NCEA.
This usually includes off-site learning and some on-the-job training.
Landscapers need to be :
Useful experience for landscapers includes :
Landscapers need to have a good level of fitness and must be strong, as their work involves bending, kneeling for long periods and heavy lifting.