You will learn how to:
- apply knowledge of plant and soils science to the identification, selection, and growing of plants.
- apply knowledge of growing systems and environments to the establishment and growing of plants.
Classes for Trimester 2 2023 intake will be taught on Wednesdays from 9am to 2:30pm.
Classes for Trimester 1 2024 intake will be taught as an evening class. Exact details will be confirmed closer to the start.
Programme Specific Information
This programme is open entry.
Graduates will benefit by having a breadth of horticulture knowledge and transferable skills valued by the horticulture community which will facilitate improved performance in the workplace and career progression, including to higher levels of study.
The horticulture sector will benefit from being able to recruit graduates who have an understanding of the underpinning science and growing practices used in a wide range of horticulture contexts.
This qualification is designed to be flexible enough to reflect regional and sector variations in demand for transferable skills and knowledge.
Graduates will be capable of working under limited supervision in the horticulture community with responsibility for work outcomes.
Graduates of this qualification may be employed or self-employed, and/or move flexibly between a range of horticultural enterprises.
This qualification will also be suitable for small block owners or for mature learners who wish to gain knowledge of horticultural science in a range of general horticulture growing systems and practices.
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.
Laptop or Tablet - approx $750
Changes for 2023 learners
On 1 November 2022, WITT and the programme you have enrolled in became part of Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology .
When you apply to study with WITT in 2023, you will be enrolled with Te Pūkenga, the new national network of vocational and applied education in Aotearoa New Zealand. You will learn in the same way, in the same place, and with the same people. The great news is that this enables us to share skills and knowledge across a network of passionate education providers, to better help you succeed.
Please note that all programmes offered by WITT and other subsidiaries of Te Pūkenga are under review. This is to make sure they are portable, consistent, and aligned with the needs of the industry to provide you with excellent and quality educational opportunities.