Qualification
Certificate

National Certificate in Horticulture (Level 4) (Closed to New Enrolments)


Qualification code NC101408

This certificate is closed to new students

If you were not already enrolled in this programme before 22 May 2017, we can no longer enrol you in this programme.

Current Students

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.

Overview

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. 

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.  Ensure you also read the Terms and conditions 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 contact us to discuss your options.

 



For information about selecting courses to study towards this qualification, check out the Choose courses tab.

Access to a garden

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.

Study options

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.

Are you a re-enrolling student?

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.

Key dates

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.

See key enrolment dates

Assessment and exam

Every course is assessed differently - some require assignments and others exams. Check the individual course pages for more information.

Information about assessment and exams

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