This is an entry level programme for students with an interest in the horticulture industry. This programme focuses on teaching fundamental horticultural knowledge and skills to students with little experience in the horticulture industry.
|Plant Trees or Shrubs
|Maintain a Documented Work Record
|Harvest a Horticulture Crop
|Soils and Fertilisers
|Hazards and Hazard Control
|Safe Operation of a Quad Bike
|Write to Communicate
|Number to Solve Problems
|Measurement to Solve Problems
|Safety with Agrichemical
|Sow Seeds and Monitor
|Plant Common Names and Botanical
|Plant out by Hand Under Close Supervision
This qualification is not a prerequisite for higher level national certificates in horticulture; however, the higher-level certificates do build on the skills and knowledge recognised by this qualification.
Students will gain their NCEA Level 2 with a Vocational Pathway in Primary Industries (Horticulture)
- After completing this qualification can lead towards enrolling into our 2677 – New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture (General), Level 3.
This programme runs for 26 weeks.
- 16 years of age and above at the time of commencing study or 15 with a school leaving certificate
- Have left school
- Meet the relevant funding pool requirements for TEC
- Be proficient in the English language (both written and spoken with ELTS of 5 or above).
Applicants must have a desire to work in the Horticulture industry.
All applicants will be required to meet with the tutor or field officer of the programme they are applying for prior to starting – this will be an informal conversation which will include covering the programme expectations and getting a better understanding of suitability for the programme. Where there are more applicants than places available or the programme is not the best fit, a waiting list will be kept or our team will work with you to provide a suitable alternative. On completion of this conversation the tutor will assist with filling in the full application form to move into the next part of the enrolment process.