National Certificate in Horticulture (Level 3)
NC1471Closed to new enrolments
Gardens and horticultural areas will flourish in your care with the skills you learn from our National Certificate in Horticulture Level 3.
Approximately 10-12 hours study per course per week.
Study type Open
Cost$0 NZ Domestic
Currently offered fees free.
Closed to new enrolments
We are no longer accepting new students enrolment for this programme.
If you wish to enrol in a horticulture programme please go to our new Certificate in Horticulture qualification page:
If you enrolled in this programme before 22 May 2017 you can continue to enrol in your remaining courses.
You must complete all courses in this programme before 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
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
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.
Fee free offer
We are currently offering this qualification fee free. Learn more on the Fee free offer tab.
Workshops for re-enrolling students
If you are a re-enrolling student and need to register for a workshop, using the form linked to below: