Structural Landscaping (Trade)

Scope of work

  • Prepare, fabricate and erect carports, decking, fences, gazebos, pergolas, retaining walls of a height that do not require an engineering certification under a local law, and ornamental structures
  • Install prefabricated sheds, including associated concrete slabs, with a  floor area of not more than 10m²
  • Install surface and subsoil drainage systems for landscaping work
  • Prepare site and lay paving or concrete, not intended to carry vehicular traffic, for landscaping
  • Construct, maintain and repair a tennis court or another sporting court, including, for example the following;
    • prepare or excavate the site;
    • concrete for the construction, maintenance or repair of the court;
    • apply materials or treatments to the surface of the court
  • Incidental work of another class.

Licensing – excluded individuals

From 1 October 2020 the scope of work captured under the existing landscaping licence class has been expanded to include licensees who have worked on tennis and other sporting courts prior to the commencement of the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (Structural Landscaping Licences) Amendment Regulation 2019 are protected from prosecution for unlawful building work.

Qualifications required

Please see Technical Qualifications for Licensing (PDF).

Managerial course

Completion of the approved managerial course.

Financial requirements

The relevant financial requirements in the financial requirements policy.

Licence types

You can apply for this licence class as a:

Important note:

  • Interstate Applicants – may be eligible to obtain a licence through Mutual Recognition
  • Overseas Applicants – may have to have an overseas qualification assessed for equivalency prior to applying.

Registered Training Organisations

Registered Training Organisations issue formal qualifications to people who successfully complete training. Please note that this list is a guide only and subject to change. We strive to ensure that the information contained is accurate and up-to-date.

Other qualifications can be:

  • apprenticeship papers
  • documentation showing you successfully completed the appropriate course for this licence class
  • documentation showing you successfully completed an equivalent course for this licence class (e.g. similar modules)
  • recognition certificate
  • a qualification of statement of attainment of the required competency issued by an approved authority for the licence class.

Recognition of prior learning

If you do not hold a formal technical qualification, you may be able to obtain it through recognition of prior learning (RPL) by a Registered Training Organisation (RTO). The following RTOs may be able to provide RPL services for this licence class.
ASTRA Group Services
6/211 Leitchs Road Brendale Qld 4500
07 3205 0600

Full-time, part-time, workplace based and correspondence available.

Challenge Learning Institute
PO Box 272, Redbank Qld 4301
07 3282 8000
07 3202 3782
Horticultural Training Pty Ltd
PO Box 134, Strathpine Qld 4500
07 3264 8613
07 3264 8775
Landscape Skills
0407 541 906
Matt Rawlinson

Self-paced; In person; RPL - Servicing all areas in Queensland.

Find an RTO

Look up the required course in the  Technical Qualifications for Licensing (PDF) and search for it on the website.