New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture General (Level 3)

  • August 2019, March 2020
  • Level 3
  • 28 Weeks part-time
    Available in New Plymouth
  • $430 - Domestic student (2020) approx
    $POA - International student

Qualification overview

Students will learn a theoretical knowledge of plant and soils science, and growing systems and environments. Graduates will gain a breadth of horticulture knowledge including an understanding of the underpinning science and growing practices used in a wide range of horticulture contexts.

Classes are taught Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6-9pm with 8 Saturday workshops over the 28 week programme.


This qualification is delivered in partnership with Land Based Training. For more information on the programme or you wish to apply please visit or phone 0508 872 466.


Entry requirements

  • Open entry.

Career Options

Graduates of this qualification may be employed or self-employed, and/or move flexibly between a range of horticultural enterprises.

Further study options

This qualification may lead on to the New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture Services (Level 4) with strands in Amenity, Arboriculture, Cemetery, Landscape Design, Landscape Construction, and Sports Turf.