New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture (General)
Level 3

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

  • Fees Free eligible programme

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  • Locations and dates


    20 July 2020
    Part-time option
    20 July 2020
    Full-time option


    20 July 2020
    Part-time option
    20 July 2020
    Full-time option
  • Length

    19 weeks full-time: 17 teaching weeks plus 2 holiday weeks

  • Total credits


  • Fees

    Zero Fees

    Fees listed are for each year of the programme, indicative only and may vary with course selection. View course details for individual fees.

  • National qualification code

    NZ2677 - New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture (General) (Level 3)

If you like working outdoors, love variety and don't want to work in an office, this programme is for you

Gain skills to work outdoors, learn the feeling of accomplishment by growing things well.

You will learn about soils and how best to manage them to improve your growing, and how to identify and understand pests and diseases and their management.

You will:

  • Propagate plants in the nursery
  • Make compost
  • Carry out pruning, training and grafting of plants
  • Learn to monitor the weather
  • Manage your water needs. 

We also have regular field trips to local growers to apply practical skills.

The Nelson programme is taught at the Richmond campus where this is an onsite garden, propagation house and amenity plantings.

The Marlborough programme is taught on the Budge Street campus where these is a shade house and a propagation house.

With the knowledge you learn on this programme, get work in the horticulture industry, go on to study at level 4 or you can put it into practice on your own land or business, if you are a small block owner.

If you belong to a business, iwi or community group and you need horticulture skills, talk to us about how we can work with you to deliver this programme to your group. Email:

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