Horticulture

If you enjoy working with your hands, in a variety of settings undertaking various activities, where no two days are the same, you may be suited for a landbased career.

Programmes

Courses

  • Agrichemical Safety and Use

    • Code: HORT.3020
    • Fee: $480
    • Level: 3
    • Credits: 15

    The aim of this course is to develop students' awareness of agrichemical legislation and safety both theoretically and practically. This course includes NZQA unit standards 21563 and 21564.

  • Fruit Production

    • Code: HORT.4018
    • Fee: $464
    • Level: 4
    • Credits: 15

    The aim of this course is to give an overview of the fruit growing and fruit marketing industry and to give an understanding of the set up requirements of a specific fruit crop. This course includes NZQA unit standards 816 and 21217.

  • Gardening, Weeds and Vegetable Production

    • Code: HORT.2019
    • Fee: $480
    • Level: 2
    • Credits: 15

    The aim of this course is to give students the skills and knowledge to prepare a garden bed, plant plants and bulbs, care for and maintain a garden, identify and control weeds and understand the principles of vegetable growing. This course includes NZQA unit standards 21027, 21555 and 25158.

  • Introductory Chainsaw Safety and Use

    • Code: FROP.3001
    • Fee: $453
    • Level: 3
    • Credits: 10

    This course provides students with the knowledge of basic maintenance and safe use of a chainsaw for non-commercial or domestic use. This course includes NZQA unit standards 6916 and 6917.

  • Landscape Design and Maintenance

    • Code: HORT.5003
    • Fee: $480
    • Level: 5
    • Credits: 15

    The aim of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to prepare a detailed landscape design suitable for delivery to a client and develop a maintenance plan for a landscaped area. This course includes NZQA unit standards 22209 and 22214.

  • Landscape Design Drawing Principles and Plant Selection

    • Code: HORT.4003
    • Fee: $480
    • Level: 4
    • Credits: 15

    This course will provide students with the knowledge and skills to use a variety of drawing techniques and tools to create a range of landscape designs. Students will be able to select and recommend plants for specific landscape situations. This course includes NZQA unit standards 1676 and 22295.

  • Landscape Principles and Design

    • Code: HORT.4012
    • Fee: $480
    • Level: 4
    • Credits: 15

    This course will give students knowledge of landscape design principles and tools, assessment of different designs and the skills to draw landscape plans.

  • Nursery Production

    • Code: HORT.4019
    • Fee: $464
    • Level: 4
    • Credits: 15

    The aim of this course is to develop students understanding of plant nursery setup, planning, husbandry and management. This course includes NZQA unit standards 20563 and 20570.

  • Pests, Diseases and Disorders of Plants

    • Code: HORT.4016
    • Fee: $480
    • Level: 4
    • Credits: 15

    The aim of this course is to give students core skills and knowledge to identify and control a range of common pests, diseases and disorders of plants. This course includes NZQA unit standards 825, 1803, 2810 and 21554.

  • Plant Propagation

    • Code: HORT.4015
    • Fee: $480
    • Level: 4
    • Credits: 15

    The aim of this course is to provide students with the skills and knowledge to propagate a range of plants utilising different propagation techniques. This course includes NZQA unit standards 20556 and 20558.

  • Plant Science

    • Code: HORT.3007
    • Fee: $480
    • Level: 3
    • Credits: 15

    This course will provide students with knowledge of plant structures and their functions and how environmental factors can affect plant growth. This course includes NZQA unit standards 3006, 22177 and 22178.

  • Principles of Organic Gardening and Production

    • Code: HORT.4020
    • Fee: $480
    • Level: 4
    • Credits: 15

    The aim of this course is to develop students' knowledge and skills in organic horticulture and gardening.

  • Pruning Trees and Shrubs, Theory and Practical

    • Code: HORT.3005
    • Fee: $480
    • Level: 3
    • Credits: 15

    This course will provide students with knowledge of pruning and training principles, how common amenity plants can be pruned and demonstrate practical pruning skills on a selection of small trees and shrubs. This course includes NZQA unit standards 1672 and 21032.

  • Soils and Factors that Influence Plant Growth

    • Code: HORT.3016
    • Fee: $480
    • Level: 3
    • Credits: 15

    The aim of this course is to introduce the principles of soil care and maintenance of the soil, identify factors that influence plant growth and how a grower can manage these factors. This course includes NZQA unit standards 22175 and 22191.

  • The Landscape Industry

    • Code: HORT.3017
    • Fee: $464
    • Level: 3
    • Credits: 15

    The aim of this course is to build students knowledge of the landscape industry including its history and traditions and opportunities for employment. This course includes NZQA unit standards 1026 and 22195.

  • Workplace First Aid

    • Code: FAID.3001
    • Fee: $220
    • Level: 3
    • Credits: 5

    This course will provide students with knowledge and skills relevant to the practice of workplace first aid. This course includes NZQA unit standards 6400, 6401, and 6402.

Page last updated: 18 Mar 2014