New Zealand Diploma in Horticulture Production (Winegrowing)
Level 5

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

  • We are evolving

    From 2023, NMIT and the programme you have enrolled in will become part of
    Te Pūkenga, and you will graduate with a Te Pūkenga qualification. See more here.

  • Locations and dates

    Marlborough:

    20 July 2022
    19 July 2023
  • Length

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

  • Total credits

    120

  • Fees

    2022: $800 plus $30 Student services levy per course.

    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

    NZ2666

Free programme. 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.

This programme is eligible for fees-free under the Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF). Please note fees will only be covered under TTAF until 30 June 2023. Find full details about the fund here.(external link)  Students are advised to enquire about their eligibility for any other fees-free funding when enrolling.(external link)

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If you have gained significant operational experience in the viticulture industry or have transferrable skills in horticulture production operations, this programme will take you to the next step as a winegrower.

Much of the programme (150 hours) will be delivered through your workplace with support from 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.

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