Qualification
Certificate

National Certificate in Horticulture (Level 3) (Closed to New Enrolments)


Qualification code NC1471

This certificate is closed to new students

If you were not already enrolled in this qualification 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

Gardens and horticultural areas will flourish in your care with the skills you learn from the National Certificate in Horticulture Level 3. Whether you enjoy gardening, are already working in the industry or seeking a horticulture role, this certificate is sure to grow your knowledge and skills

You will learn about:

  • growing plants from seeds and cuttings

  • soils and fertilisers

  • how to plant and prune trees and shrubs

  • how to identify weeds, pests and diseases

There are also a range of optional courses that you can choose to match your interests.

The elective unit standards offered in this certificate will give you the flexibility to tailor your learning to suit your job interests.

Once you have successfully completed this qualification, you can apply to receive the National Certificate in Horticulture Level 3. You’ll also be able to move into further education and training in horticulture and put the skills you’ve learnt into practice.

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

For more information please read our FAQs

Career Opportunities

Following completion of NC1471 National Certificate in Horticulture (Level 3) with Open Polytechnic you could seek employment at an entry level in the horticulture industry.

Study Pathway

Once you have completed this programme, you may be interested in further study at Level 4 in horticulture. To discuss this further email us on: horticulturem@openpolytechnic.ac.nz

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.

Gardens and horticultural areas will flourish in your care with the skills you learn from the National Certificate in Horticulture Level 3. Whether you enjoy gardening, are already working in the industry or seeking a horticulture role, this certificate is sure to grow your knowledge and skills. You’ll learn about growing plants from seeds and cuttings; soils and fertilisers; how to plant and prune trees and shrubs; and how to identify weeds, pests and diseases. There are also a range of optional courses that you can choose to match your interests.

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.

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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