New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture (General)
Level 3

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

  • We are evolving

    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

  • Locations and dates

    Marlborough:

    20 February 2023
    Part-time option
    20 February 2023
    Full-time option
    17 July 2023
    Part-time option
    17 July 2023
    Full-time option

    Nelson:

    20 February 2023
    Part-time option
    20 February 2023
    Full-time option
    17 July 2023
    Part-time option
    17 July 2023
    Full-time option

    Online:

    17 October 2022
    20 February 2023
    27 March 2023
    17 July 2023
  • Length

    Flexible online intake dates every 8 weeks - please apply

  • Total credits

    60

  • Fees

    Zero Fees

    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.

    View course details for individual fees.

  • National qualification code

    NZ2677

Online programme.

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.

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. 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: horticulture@nmit.ac.nz

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