Building the blocks to a career in landscaping

An outstanding group of students has built the foundation towards a future career after completing a landscaping course under the direction of trainer Russell Abbot (pictured).

The seven students finished the rewarding course in late August, earning a Certificate II in Landscaping. They also earned the praise of their trainer.

“It was a positive journey for all those involved. They learned a lot,” Russell said.

“They took to the course like a duck to water. They were outstanding.”

The 16-week course included the laying of pavers, planting of trees and shrubs, and operating basic machinery and equipment.

A promising student, Maya (pictured), encouraged others to undertake a landscaping course.

“It’s was an enjoyable and rewarding learning experience for everyone,” she said.

The students undertook theory work in the warehouse of Fusion’s Wollongong premises, which enhanced their knowledge with hands-on work on the outside grounds.

The landscaping qualification provides pathways towards landscaping and labouring occupations, and apprenticeships. It is an ideal entry level qualification for early school leavers to gain a fundamental knowledge for an outdoor working environment.

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