New Zealand Certificate in Primary Industry Skills (Level 2)
Our New Zealand Certificate in Primary Industry Skills Level 2 is for people who want to take their first steps in learning about growing and maintaining plants and food crops, parks and gardens.
Approximately 10-12 hours study per course per week.
Study type Open
Cost$0 NZ Domestic
Currently offered fee free
This qualification is for people who are working or volunteering in horticulture or agriculture.
Agriculture and horticulture are our second and third top export income earners. This qualification will enhance your job prospects if you are looking for full-time work.
It will also help you get on the educational ladder, and give you core knowledge and skills you can build on.
Fee free offer
This programme is currently offered fees free. To learn more check the 'Fee free offer' tab.
What you will learn
In this programme you will learn about:
- collecting and identifying plants
- pruning trees and shrubs
- servicing tools and machinery
- health and safety in the workplace
- soils and fertilisers
- Growsafe certification
- mowing and maintaining grassed areas
- planting and maintaining a garden or crop.
Once you have completed this nationally recognised qualification you can move into further education and training in horticulture.