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If you were not already enrolled in this programme before 22 May 2017, we can no longer enrol you in this programme.
If you were already enrolled in this programme prior to 22 May 2017 you can continue to enrol in your remaining courses.
A reminder that the last date to meet the requirements of this qualification is 31 December 2019. This means that you must have all of your assessment results in before 31 December 2019.
We encourage you to complete as soon as possible to be awarded the National Certificate.
Put your creative touch on the world with the skills you learn in the National Certificate of Horticulture Level 4. This programme will develop your practical skills and build on the knowledge you gained in the National Certificate in Horticulture Level 3. This is the standard of achievement required to become a qualified gardener.You’ll learn more about plant propagation; collecting and monitoring your own seeds and cuttings; how to plan and revegetate an area of native plants; and how to prune and train nursery plants and prune a range of trees and shrubs.
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Once you have successfully completed this qualification, you will have the skills and knowledge to:
To complete this qualification you will need access to a garden or a horticultural or agricultural area.
We are currently offering this qualification fee free. Ensure you also read the Terms and conditions tab.
If you have been studying this qualification through Agribusiness Training Ltd and would like to complete your study with Open Polytechnic, please contact us to discuss your options.
For each credit, allow about 10 hours of study. This may be higher near assessment due dates.
This qualification is currently being offered fee-free.
Eligible for student loans, if you meet the criteria. Student loans and eligibility
For information about selecting courses to study towards this qualification, check out the Choose courses tab.
To complete this qualification you will need access to a garden or a horticultural or agricultural area. You cannot enrol in this qualification unless you have access to a garden or a horticultural or agricultural area.
You can study horticulture either by 100% distance learning using our specially developed learning materials, or you can attend workshops with a horticulture tutor that supplements the distance learning material. The workshops are available in Wellington, Tauranga, Hamilton, Auckland and Christchurch. For more information, please contact us.
If you're a re-enrolling student of our horticulture programmes and need to register for a workshop, click on the workshop registration link below.
For more workshop information including tutor contact details, click the following link.
Our open courses are open for enrolment every month. Each open course starts on the first Monday of the month you choose for enrolment. You must complete your study within the given start and end dates.
Every course is assessed differently - some require assignments and others exams. Check the individual course pages for more information.