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


Entry requirements

To study this programme you must hold NCEA Level 1, or equivalent.

If you are studying this programme you are only able to enrol in one course at a time.

20 years old or over

Applicants who have attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the minimum entry requirements will be eligible to be enrolled where their previous educational, work or life experience indicates they have a reasonable likelihood of success.


Access to a garden

To study this programme you need to have access to a garden, horticultural or agricultural area. An example of this could be  friend’s garden, public gardens, reserves etc. This should be sufficient to allow you to complete the required assessments.


English language requirements

Domestic learners for whom English or Māori is not their first language must also have an IELTS (Academic or General) score of 5.0 with no band score lower than 5.0, or equivalent.


International learners and domestic learners living abroad

You cannot study this programme if you're an international learner living in New Zealand or overseas.

You cannot study this programme if you're a New Zealand citizen living overseas.

Computer and internet requirements

This programme is delivered online. To complete this programme you will need access to a laptop or desktop computer, reliable broadband internet connection and a data plan able to support online learning such as streaming of videos (including YouTube), downloading content, and writing and submitting online assessments. If you are unsure if your current computer or internet access allows you to complete your online learning with us, please contact us before applying to enrol.