Courses offered at Burnley Campus

The University of Melbourne offers a wide range of courses in horticulture and landscape management at the Burnley campus to suit your interests and previous level of study.

Here are some current examples…


Green roofs and wallsSpecialist Certificate in Green Roofs and Walls

This Specialist Certificate in Green Roofs and Walls is a new postgraduate coursework program at the University of Melbourne. Delivered by industry experts and academics, the course utilises Australia’s only dedicated green roofs research and training facility, the Burnley Green Roofs, based at the Burnley campus, Melbourne.

The course is targeted at professionals in the built environment and landscape sectors who are seeking to gain practical experience and formal qualifications in green roof and wall technologies. Click on the link to download the brochure, Green roofs and walls brochure 2014 and /or visit for more information.



Graduate Certificate in Garden design 2014-1smlGraduate Certificate in Arboriculture

The Graduate Certificate in Arboriculture has been designed for professionals currently managing, or planning to learn how to manage, urban trees.

Click on the link to download the brochure for 2015 GCA brochure 2015

and/or visit the Faculty website




Graduate Certificate in Garden design 2014-1smlGraduate Certificate in Garden Design

The very popular Graduate Certificate in Garden Design will start on 4th March 2015.

For more information about the program, click on the link to download the brochure UoM_Garden_Design_Brochure_ 2015

and/or visit the Faculty website:




burnley_treesDIscovering Horticulture

Discovering Horticulture is an excellent introductory course for those wishing to learn more about horticulture. A perennial favourite, Discovering Horticulture has been running at the University of Melbourne’s Burnley Campus for over two decades and runs twice a year.  The course comprises ten sessions:

  • Attaining a healthy soil
  • Plant identification
  • Plant propagation
  • Mulch, pots, water and nutrition
  • Plant form and function
  • Tree and shrub care
  • Garden history
  • Landscaping
  • Annuals, bulbs and perennials
  • Plants for a dry garden

Who Should Apply:  If you are a budding horticulturist and garden lover, Discovering Horticulture is a must for you.
Entry Requirements: 
There are no entry requirements for this introductory course.

For more information on Discovering Horticulture, visit the Faculty website:


Parks Management smlNational School in Park Management

The Fourteenth National School in Park Management was held at the Burnley campus in Melbourne, Victoria on February 16–21, 2014. The School explores current issues in park and landscape management using real-world examples, research findings, problem-solving activities and discussion around policy, strategy and management. Expand your professional thinking and enhance your leadership communication and networking skills through this intensive one week program conducted by leading park professionals and academics.

For more information on the 2014 program click on the link to download the brochure National School of Park Management 2014

and/or visit the Faculty website: