NY10028 - Extending Industry Accreditation for the Landscape Industry

The unregulated nature of some segments of the Landscape Construction Industry in Australia can create issues resulting from poor work quality and low work standards. These issues generally arise when work is undertaken by largely unskilled and unqualified operators. Relatively low start-up costs to gain entry to the industry enables fly by nighters the opportunity to undercut qualified contractors and bring a bad name to the industry as a whole through their poor work practices and lack of accountability.

Industry accreditation and certification sees the landscape industry self- regulate and set base skill levels for contractors and management procedures and processes for business operators. These industry designed certifications give consumers, body corporates and government the ability to identify and engage quality contractors resulting in better outcomes all round.