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Given that new research indicates that Landscapers are among the highest paid in Australia (with the average hourly rate being $91 per hour for some areas of Australia)*, it seems logical to take a look at return on investment when it comes to choosing education in this area.
Many landscapers have no formal education, but those wishing to make sure they have the right mix of knowledge and practical skill should choose a course that is well respected in industry (for example, does the course provide a solid foundation of basics like plant identification knowledge?). The next consideration is how much will it cost? Opting for a government-recognised course will more often than not mean you will be paying a high price, and that price does not necessarily mean you’ll get the right education. Paying a higher price for education means it will take a lot longer to see a return on your education investment, despite the high average hourly rate. Because ACS Distance Education doesn’t have the high overheads brought on by the high cost of maintaining accreditation, we can pass that saving on to our students with affordable but high quality education.
ACS Distance Education has been delivering horticultural education since the 70’s, and is still prominent and well regarded in industry circles. All horticulture tutors hold at least a degree, and five years industry experience, but many also additionally bring decades of experience to ACS horticulture students.
Tutors take an active interest in students’ plans for their businesses, and can offer practical advice on how to get started in industry.
Before you choose a course, make sure you take advantage of our free course counselling service, or call us, and we can arrange a phone conversation with a horticulture tutor.
Free Course Counselling service:
Phone: 07 5562 1088
*Source – Gold Coast Bulletin, May 11th, 2016