Horticulture and Animal Care

Improve your horticultural, floristry and animal care skills or aim for a career in these industries with our horticulture, floristry and animal care qualifications. Our qualifications will give you give you theoretical background and practical skills.

New Zealand Certificate in Animal Care

Our current programme, NZ2487 New Zealand Certificate in Animal Care, is available for re-enrolling learners, however it is closed to new learners. A new version of the programme will be available for enrolment later in 2023.  If you would like to be notified when the new programme is available, please provide your details here.

 

See how graduate Bayley Luu Thomas made his move with Open Polytechnic.

 

 

Horticulture and Environment prospectus

At Open Polytechnic we specialise in flexible, distance and online learning designed to help you fit study around your work and life commitments.

For more information about our horticulture and environment programmes download our mini prospectus  (PDF 2MB)

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Study options

Level Credits

Level

2

Credits

60

Fees

Costs vary

Level

3

Credits

60

Fees

$266

Level

3

Credits

50

Fees

Costs vary
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There have been plenty of benefits for me since I have studied, I used to be a gardener now I run my own business and travel the world designing gardens and the best part is I get to work outdoors!

Bayley LuuTomes - NZ Certificate in Horticulture Level 3 graduate.

 

Meet some horticulture graduates

Sowing the seeds for a successful career 

Jane Boydon

National Certificate in Horticulture (Level 3)
National Certificate in Horticulture (Level 4)

Trainee gardener, Aspen Landscapes
Learning to grow

Aaron Nicholson

National Certificate in Horticulture (Level 3)

Logistics, The Warehouse

Meet some horticulture graduates