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To qualify for this membership category, minimum qualifications apply. Applicant to hold a MINIMUM Diploma for Landscape Design or a MINIMUM Certificate III in a relevant industry course :
Note: The Melbourne University 'Graduate Certificate in Garden Design' , or courses from the Australian Academy of Garden Design do not meet minimum requirements to be accredited as Master Landscape Designer unless supplementary to another course meeting the above requirements, OR combined with 10+ years experience.
All applications are subject to review by the Membership Committee.
You are required to provide:
(LVML member preferable, or a contact working within the landscape/horticultural industry)
Please nominate 3 projects that have been completed (i.e. have been built) in the last 2 years that best reflect the quality and breadth of your workmanship and skills. Please consider projects of diverse scale and style for to allow LVML to fully appreciate and assess your work. Please seek your client’s approval prior to submitting their garden.
Please provide plans and a written quote/contract (or both) for each project by attaching a copy to your application.
NOTE: You are required to submit a minimum of 15 photos across the three jobs listed below, which relate to the plans submitted.The quality of your work will be assessed based on these images, so please make sure they are of sufficient quality.
Photos can be uploaded in the 'Supporting Documents' section below, emailed to email@example.com, sent via a file sharing site such as Dropbox or WeTransfer, or, you may submit a USB containing these images.
Please ensure all of the relevant items below are included prior to submitting your application. Incomplete applications will not be processed
If you do not have a Business Plan, suitable templates are available here.
If you do not have an OH&S Policy, please book an appointment with Worksafe Victoria. https://www.worksafe.vic.gov.au/ohs-essentials-program
An invoice will be sent to you upon receipt of this application.
Application fees are not refundable once an application has been made.
If application is successful, an invoice for annual membership will then be sent.
Subscription Fee: $680
Additional Membership Categories:
2nd Category - $245
3rd Category (or more) - $195 per category
Subscription Fees are invoiced and payable upon confirmation of a successful application. Fees are invoiced annually as at June 30 no matter when membership is taken up.
WHAT HAPPENS NOW?
1. Application is reviewed by Landscaping Victoria Master Landscapers administration (1 week)
2. If approved to proceed to assessment you will:
3. Upon receipt of payment your file will be sent to the Membership Committee for assessment (2 weeks)
4. If approved by the Membership Committee, your application will be reviewed by the Board at the next gazetted Board Meeting (Subject to Board Meeting dates)
5. If approved for membership you will:
6. Upon approval for Membership by the Landscaping Victoria Master Landscapers Board you will be invoiced for a subscription fee. On receipt of your Membership fee
in full you are recorded as a Member of the Association and will have entitlement to the Associations benefits and entitlements, applicable in your nominated category.
Membership fees are payable in advance, with rates applicable to the various Membership groups of Landscaping Victoria Master Landscapers Membership
reviewed and set by the Board each year. No concessions or discounts are applicable to Membership fees. Upon receipt of payment you will be sent a Membership Pack
with full details of your benefits, your obligations and your membership login details. (1 week)
7. If you are not accepted for membership, you may be offered Provisional Membership. This will be at the discretion of the assessor and the Board.
You may remain a Provisional Landscape Designer Member for up to 12 months. In this time your portfolio of work can be expanded upon. A further assessment of
works completed during this time will be required in order to potentially grant you full Registered Landscape Designer membership.
Please refer to the Provisional Member Application form for more details. (Up to 12 months)
If you have any queries, please call the Landscaping Victoria Master Landscapers office on 9566 7284.
CODE OF CONDUCT
Members of Landscaping Victoria Incorporated believe that the interests of the community at large can best be served through the observance of a Code of Ethics which recognises that community confidence in the landscaping industry is enhanced by:
To further these aims, Landscaping Victoria Master Landscapers members are expected to:
Landscaping Victoria Master Landscapers retains the right to accept or reject an application. Completion of application may take up to 8 weeks. All benefits attributed to each level of sponsorship will be valid and must be utilised within that financial year. No refund of credit will be issued for unused components of Designer Memberships. Designer Memberships are a fixed cost and payable in full regardless of date of joining. Yearly subscription fees are invoiced as at June 30 each year.
I hereby agree, if accepted for membership of Landscaping Victoria Master Landscapers, to be bound by the Terms and Conditions of the Association, found here.
In the event I am no longer a Designer Member of Landscaping Victoria Master Landscapers, I agree to remove all reference to holding Designer Membership. I will advise Landscaping Victoria Master Landscapers of my resignation in writing as per the Terms and Conditions of the Association.
I certify that the above information is true and correct.