New Zealand Certificate in horticulture (General) (Level 3)

Programme details

Translation Pōkaitahi o Aotearoa Ahumāra (Whānui) (Pae 3)
Code NZ2677
Level 3
Credits 60
Duration 1 semester
IntakesSemester 1
Study options Full-time, Part-time
LocationRotorua (Mokoia), Whakatane
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Programme aim

This course runs together with the New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (Vehicles, Machinery and Infrastructure) (Level 3). Vehicles and machinery are an integral part of the horticulture industry - you must enrol on both courses. Your study will take a full year.

Develop knowledge and transferable skills in the underpinning science and growing practices used in a wide range of horticulture contexts, to work safely and effectively under limited supervision. Establish theoretical knowledge of plant and soils science, and growing systems and environments, to underpin practical capability and work practices for various horticulture sectors. On completion of this programme, graduates can pursue employment or self-employment in a range of horticulture enterprises, or undertake further study in horticulture and primary industry-related disciplines.

Award information

To achieve the award of the New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture (General) (Level 3), students must pass a total of 60 core credits.

Knowledge and skills you will gain

Graduates will have the skills, knowledge and attributes to be able to:

  • apply knowledge of plant and soils science to the identification, selection, and growing of plants; and
  • apply knowledge of growing systems and environments to the establishment and growing of plants.

Entry criteria

Admission and entry requirements for this qualification are in accordance with the academic regulations.

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Core courses

Course details (all level 3)

  • PRMY.3014 Optimising Plant Growth - 15 credits
  • PRMY.3015 Introduction to Horticulture Design and Plant Selection - 10 credits
  • PRMY.3016 Horticulture Pests, Diseases and Weeds - 10 credits
  • PRMY.3017 Plant Propagation and Nursery Systems - 10 credits
  • PRMY.3018 Horticulture Project Maintenance - 15 credits

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