New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture (General)
Level 3

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

  • Study for free

    Explore fees-free training options here.

  • Locations and dates

    Marlborough:

    21 February 2022
    Part-time option
    21 February 2022
    Full-time option
    28 March 2022
    Part-time option
    23 May 2022
    Part-time option
    18 July 2022
    Full-time option
    18 July 2022
    Part-time option
    22 August 2022
    Part-time option
    17 October 2022
    Part-time option

    Nelson:

    21 February 2022
    Part-time option
    21 February 2022
    Full-time option
    18 July 2022
    Part-time option
    18 July 2022
    Full-time option

    Online:

    23 August 2021
    19 October 2021
    21 February 2022
    28 March 2022
    23 May 2022
    18 July 2022
    22 August 2022
    17 October 2022
  • Length

    Flexible online intake dates every 8 weeks - please apply

  • Total credits

    60

  • Fees

    Zero Fees

    Compulsory Student Services Fee also applies ($240 for fulltime students).
    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

Free programme. Online programme.

See below for online study options.

This programme is eligible for fees-free under the Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF). Find full details about the fund here.(external link)

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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