NZ Diploma in Winegrowing
New Zealand Diploma in Horticulture Production (Winegrowing)
Level 5

NZ Diploma in Winegrowing

  • NMIT is part of Te Pūkenga

    This means that you will now graduate with a Te Pūkenga qualification. Read more

  • Locations and dates


    Flexible intakes available - please enquire


    Flexible intakes available - please enquire
  • Study options

    Part time

  • Length

    Part time: One day per fortnight in class plus online tutorials - duration 2 years.

  • Total credits


  • Fees

    2024: $845 plus $31 Student Services Levy per course

    Compulsory Student Services Levy applies (2024; $2.05 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


New programme.

Build and acknowledge your skills as a winegrower with this programme designed to empower you as a leader with a keen eye for sustainable wine-growing operations.

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Study while you work anywhere nationwide. Connect with your fellow learners and integrate practical, work-based components into your day-to-day work with expert tutor support. You can also connect with industry partners on-campus during courses and throughout your studies.

Our programme can take you to the next level as a winegrower, whether you have significant operational experience in the viticulture industry or transferrable skills in horticulture production operations.

It is also ideal for:

  • Lifestyle block owners with vineyards
  • Independent vineyard owners
  • Winery workers seeking to upskill their viticulture knowledge, for example, to better understand the close connection between winegrowing and winemaking

Much of the programme (150 hours) will be delivered through your workplace with support from your tutor/Primary ITO, allowing you to integrate the practical and work-based components in your day-to-day work, combined with on-campus block courses.

You will learn leadership and relationship management skills that you can apply to how you work with team members or manage a team.

Upon graduating, you will also be able to contribute to your workplace with the following specialist skills and knowledge:

  • Planning and managing efficient, effective, and sustainable wine-growing operations
  • Planning and executing a sustainable wine grape protection programme to achieve grape quality specifications
  • To achieve a desirable wine quality, you will also build sustainable wine-growing techniques

Want to continue developing your skills? We recommend progressing to the New Zealand Diploma in Primary Industries Business Management(external link).








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