National Certificate in Horticulture (Level 4)

NC101408

Closed to new enrolments

Our National Certificate of Horticulture (Level 4) will develop your practical horticultural skills. This qualification will help you 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.

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    Level
    4
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    Credits
    140
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    Workload

    Approximately 10-12 hours study per course per week.

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    Study type Open
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    Cost
    $0 NZ Domestic

    Currently offered fee-free. 

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    Student loan

Certificate is closed to new students

This programme is closed to new students. 

Current students

If you were already enrolled in this programme before 22 May 2017 you can continue to enrol in your remaining courses.  

You need to finish all courses in this programme by 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.

 

What you will learn

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
  • how to prune and train nursery plants 
  • prune  a range of trees and shrubs. 

Once you have successfully completed this qualification, you will have the skills and knowledge to:

  • undertake a range of horticulture tasks as a tradesperson
  • work across all sectors of the horticulture industry.

To complete this qualification you will need access to a garden or a horticultural or agricultural area.

 

Fee free offer

We are currently offering this qualification fee free.  To learn more, read the Fee free offer tab.

Agribusiness Training Ltd students

If you have been studying this qualification through Agribusiness Training Ltd and would like to complete your study with Open Polytechnic, please get in touch  to discuss your options.

Workshops for re-enrolling students

If you're a re-enrolling student, and need to register for a workshop use the form linked to below:

For more workshop information including tutor contact details, click the following link.

  •  
    Level
    4
  •  
    Credits
    140
  •  
    Workload

    Approximately 10-12 hours study per course per week.

  •  
    Study type Open
  •  
    Cost
    $0 NZ Domestic

    Currently offered fee-free. 

  •  
    Student loan