From 1 October 2022, NMIT and the programme you have enrolled in will become part of Te Pūkenga, and you will graduate with a Te Pūkenga qualification. Read more
Flexible online intake dates every 8 weeks - please apply
A Compulsory Student Services Levy applies ($2 per credit).
Fees listed are for each year of the programme, indicative only and may vary with course selection.
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See below for online study options.
If you like working outdoors, love variety and don't want to work in an office, this programme is for you and offers skills to work outdoors while learning 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.
We also have regular field trips to local growers to apply practical skills. Full-time classes are on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 9.15 am - 2.45 pm.
Both campus' have on-site gardens, propagation house and amenity plantings.
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: email@example.com
Learn the best techniques to grow different types of plants from seed.
You will also propagate different plants including herbs and native plants.
Learn the different techniques to turn an area into a productive garden.
Take an area of ground through the course to a productive garden and learn how to care for the plants.