Advanced Horticultural Trades (Level 4) (Landscape Design)
New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture Services (Level 4) with strands in Landscape Design
- Semester 1 starts 10 February - 1 December 2017
- Full year (60 Credits)
- Fee Guideline: To be Advised
- Blended delivery (online & on campus)
In this programme you will study the essentials of Landscape Garden Design, learning the knowledge and skills you need to be able to design and produce professional residential Garden plans.
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- 24 credits at NCEA Level 1 including 12 credits in English or Māori; or equivalent.
- Candidates wishing to enrol on the Amenity strand of this qualification must have completed the New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture (General) (Level 3) and the New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture (Level 3) with Amenity strand, or equivalent qualifications or work experience to similar level.
- Candidates wishing to enrol on the Arboriculture strand of this qualification must have completed the New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture (General) (Level 3) and the New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture (Level 3) with Arboriculture strand, or equivalent qualifications or work experience to similar level.
Domestic applicants aged 20 years or above who do not meet the entry requirements but whose skills, education or work experience indicate that they have a reasonable chance of success may be eligible for Special Admission. Special Admission will be granted at the discretion of the Centre Director or designated nominee. Such applicants may be required to successfully complete a foundation, bridging or tertiary introductory programme as a condition of entry into higher level programmes.
Domestic applicants aged under 20 years who do not meet the entry requirements but who can demonstrate a reasonable chance of success through other educational attainment and/or work or life experience may be eligible for Provisional Entry at the discretion of the Centre Director or designated nominee. Provisional Entry places restrictions on re-enrolment to be lifted if the applicant’s performance is deemed satisfactory by the Centre Director or designated nominee.
Candidates without relevant qualifications may be required to participate in an interview and selection process. The following may be considered in the selection process:
- The completion of a Study Skills Assessment to demonstrate the level of academic skill necessary to successfully complete the programme.
- Previous experience working in the horticulture sector. May include previous employment, voluntary work.
- Personal qualities such as responsibility, teamwork, leadership and practical skills.
- An aptitude for working in a public environment demonstrated through a reference from an employer where a candidate has worked with the public, or from a teacher attesting to social skills.
English Language Requirements
Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 5.5 in the academic band, with no individual band lower than 5.0; or equivalent.
Graduates will have the skills and knowledge to work as a garden designer or small scale designer.
- Graduates of the Landscape Design strand may lead on to the relevant strand of the New Zealand Diploma in Landscape (Level 5).
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