New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture (General) (Level 3)

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Our New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture (General) Level 3 can help you grow food for the family, design a garden you will be proud of. Or it can set you on a pathway to careers in the horticulture sector.

It is right for you whether you enjoy gardening, are already working in the industry or are seeking a horticulture role.

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    Level
    3
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    Credits
    60
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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

This qualification will prepare you for a career across all sectors of the horticulture industry such as:

  • plant nurseries
  • orchards
  • garden centres
  • parks and reserves.

Fee free offer

This qualification is currently being offered fee free. Read the Fee free tab to learn more about this offer.

 

What you will learn

In this programme you will learn about:

  • growing plants from seeds and cuttings
  • how plants function
  • soils and fertilisers
  • how to select and prune trees and shrubs
  • how to identify weeds, pests and diseases
  • how to select the right plant for different environments.

 

Workshop option

We offer tutor-led, New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture (General) (Level 3) fee free Workshops which are available in some regions. If you would like more information on our workshops you can call us on 0508 650 200 or email Customer.Services@openpolytechnic.ac.nz

 

Study progression

After you complete this qualification you can do further training in horticulture, and put the skills you’ve learnt into practice. 

 

Cross credits

You may be able to cross credit other unit standards in horticulture to this programme. If you want to ask about this please get in touch:

  •  
    Level
    3
  •  
    Credits
    60
  •  
    Workload

    Approximately 10-12 hours study per course per week.

  •  
    Study type Open
  •  
    Cost
    $0 NZ Domestic

    Currently offered fee free

  •  
    Student loan