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Applied Horticultural Services (Level 3) (Arboriculture)

New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture with strands in Arboriculture

SX1702

Course Details

  • Feb 2019 - Hamilton Gardens Campus
    Feb 2019 - Whitianga
    July 2019 - Rotorua
  • One semester
  • Full-time or Part-time
  • $4468 per semester
  • You may qualify for fee free study under Fees Free Policy, MPTT or Regional Scholarships
  • Level 3
  • Hamilton Gardens Campus, Rotorua or Whitianga

Summary

The purpose of the Applied Horticultural Services Programme is to provide the horticulture industry with individuals who have the skills and knowledge to assist with a range of core tasks relevant to a horticulture industry sector.

The programme is aimed at candidates who have some general horticultural experience and/or a desire to work in arboriculture horticultural sector. It will provide students with the skills, knowledge and attributes needed to work in horticulture under limited supervision taking responsibility for work outcomes.

What You'll Learn

In this programme you will study the Arboriculture Strand. You will learn:

  • Arboriculture machinery use and maintenance.
  • Chainsaw use and maintenance.
  • Safe operating procedures and use of chainsaws and brushwood chippers.
  • Teamwork and communication.
  • Tool selection.
  • Tool maintenance.
  • Storage of equipment, tools, fuels.
  • First Aid; person's conditions, accepted practices.
  • Life support; Hazardous situations, responsiveness, airway, breathing, breathing support, airway obstruction.

VIEW PROGRAMME MODULES​

Arboriculture strand

Module CodeModule NameLevelCredits Pre-Requisites Co-Requisites
HORT101Workplace Health and Safety13  
HORT102Provide Life Support11  
HORT201Provide First Aid21  
HORT202Chainsaw Rules25


 
HORT203Chainsaw Operation28HORT101, HOR102,
HORT202, HORT324
 
HORT204Plant Identification25


 
HORT324Managing First Aid in Emergency Situations32


 
HORT325Teamwork33


 
HORT326Active Listening33


 
HORT327Performance Feedback33


 
HORT328Chippers33


 
HORT329Ground Duties34


 
HORT330Climbing Equipment33


 
HORT331Amenity Pests and Diseases38  
HORT332Pruning34HORT419 
HORT333Maintain Amenity Trees38  
HORT419Climbing410

HORT101, HOR102,
HORT201, HORT202,

HORT324, HORT329,

HORT330

 

Career/Further Opportunities

Graduates will have the qualifications necessary to become an arboriculturist.

This qualification may lead to further study in the relevant strand of the New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture Services (Level 4), the New Zealand Certificate in Arboriculture (Level 5), and eventually leads to the Diploma in Arboriculture (Level 6).

Entry Criteria

Applicants will be required to have completed a minimum of three years secondary education; or have a gained a relevant qualification at NZQF Level 2 or above; or equivalent.

Special Admission
Domestic applicants aged 20 years or above who have not met the General Admission or entry requirements for a programme 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 relevant Head of School/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.

Provisional Entry
Domestic applicants aged under 20 years who have not met the general academic admission and entry criteria for a programme 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 relevant Head of School/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 relevant Head of School/Centre Director or designated nominee.

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.

Selection Criteria
i. Candidates may be required to complete an interview and selection process.  This may include the requirement to complete a Study Skills Assessment to demonstrate the level of academic skill necessary to successfully complete this programme.

ii. To meet legal and health requirements, candidates must be physically able to carry out the practical components of the programme. 

iii. Prior to commencing the programme all candidates will be required to undertake a police check at a level sufficient for safe and effective practice within the field of horticulture.

As some of the practical components within this programme are considered high risk, students will be required to submit to an initial drug screen, and may be required to submit to further drug screening if there is reasonable cause to suspect a student is under the influence of drugs or alcohol, as per Wintec’s Drug & Alcohol Policy (OP-16/04).

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Your First Day

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What you will need

Timetable information

All timetables are available via Timetable Net on our website.

How to find your way around

Wintec Pōwhiri/Nau mai, haere mai

Wintec extends a warm invitation to all new students to attend a Pōwhiri to welcome the semester ahead. After formalities, light refreshments will be served in the marae dining room, Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa, Wintec City Campus.

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Paying for your study

Course related costs

Additional information

Booklist

Purchasing textbooks

If your programme requires you to have access to textbooks, these can be purchased through a range of suppliers listed below:

Hamilton-based supplier

  • Bennetts (Bennetts has a store operating on campus at the University of Waikato, Hamilton)

New Zealand-based suppliers

General book suppliers

First aid certificate

Health status

Uniform

Equipment

Clinical placement

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