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


Our online 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.

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

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

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

For more information watch the programme overview video below.



Meet Horticulture graduate and professional  garden designer, Bayley LuuTomes


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.

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


Study progression

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