Course

Demonstrate knowledge of soil properties and their effect on plant growth


Course code US22175

This soil course is the basis for any successful gardening, explaining what great soil is and how you can judge soil by feel and a simple field test.
You will learn how to improve your soils and recognise from the leaves of your plants what the soil is lacking in. The second part of the topic discusses fertilisers, composting and how careful management will improve not only the quality of your food but the environment as a whole.

Fee free offer

Courses offered under NC1013 National Certificate in Horticulture (Introductory) (Level 2), NC1471 National Certificate in Horticulture (Level 3) and NC101408 National Certificate in Horticulture (Level 4) qualifications are currently fee free. Check out the Fee free offer tab on the qualification web page for information.

How to enrol

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  • Choose the qualification you will study the course under. See the Work towards tab below for qualification options.
  • Check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses tab on the qualification page.
  • Level 3  
    Credits 10 
  • Study type Open  
    EFTS 0.0833  
  • Availability
    2018 :  
    This course will start on the first Monday of the month you select for enrolment.
  • Delivery type
    2018 :  
    Print only
  • Workload

    All our open courses have a credit value. For each credit, allow about 10 hours of study. Your workload may be higher around assessment due dates.

  • Fees
    2018 :  
    NZ students $0 + $400 annual administration fee
    Unavailable to international students
  • Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying