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Landscape Technicians

Descriptions & Duties

  • Landscape Technicians perform planting vegetation, walkways installation and lawn maintenance duties in order to turn outdoor spaces into functional or attractive areas. They also maintain residential and commercial landscapes so they remain healthy and trim.

Generic Competencies

Physical Abilities

Physical abilities

  • Physical strength
  • Eye hand coordination / precision / dexterity


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Technology Skills

Technology skills

  • Computer literacy
  • Application of technology


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Cognitive Abilities

Cognitive abilities

  • Creativity
  • Visualisation
  • Logical thinking


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Comprehension And Expression

Comprehension and expression skills

  • Reading comprehension
  • Oral / written expression


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Social Skills

Social skills

  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Persuasion


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Organisation And Execution Skills

Organisation and execution skills

  • Planning
  • Organising
  • Judgement
  • Decision making


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Problem Solving Skills

Problem solving skills

  • Ability to solve simple and complex problems effectively and efficiently


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Management Skills

Management skills

  • Leadership
  • Management of finance / time / people / other resources


Importance:2 (Max:5) 

Skill is occasionally required


Trade Specific Competencies

Construction project implementation knowledge and skills

To help Landscape Architects to implement landscape architectural projects, Landscape Technicians must understand and familiar with their responsible tasks from start to finish. They must coordinate effectively with different professionals, peers and subordinates and have to ensure that the projects are well completed.

Professional knowledge and skills in landscape architecture

Landscape Technicians must always apply professional knowledge and skills in relation to landscape architectural design to solve issues and problems at work.

General Requirements

Academic qualification

  • holders of Certificate or diploma in Horticulture, or Landscape Design is advantageous; with a relevant degree and 2 years' relevant experience can apply for Accredited Arboricultural Practitioners (AAP) under the Hong Kong Institute of Landscape Architects (HKILA)


  • typically gain skills through work experiences

Career Path & Salary

Private Sector

Monthly Salary $10,000-$30,000

Monthly Salary $20,000-$40,000

Monthly Salary $20,000-$70,000

Related Education & Training

Work Environment

  • Landscape Technicians usually work in office, but may spend a lot of time working at the landscape design sites to help monitor and implement the design project.


  • Lawn mowers
  • Power saws - Chain saws; Circular saws
  • Scissors
  • Sprayers - Spray attachments
  • Tractors
  • Trimmers

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