New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture General (Level 3)

New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture General (Level 3)

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 evenings from 6-9pm, with elements of online learning and 10 Saturday workshops over the 28 week programme.

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.

Offering institute

This qualification is offered by WITT.

From 2023, WITT and the programme you have enrolled in will become part of Te Pūkenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology. Please note that all programmes offered by WITT and other subsidiaries of Te Pūkenga are under review as part of the reform of vocational education training. This is to ensure they are portable, consistent, and aligned with the needs of industry. The programme, short course or micro-credential you have enrolled in may change over time.

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