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Applied Horticultural Services (Level 3) (Arboriculture)

New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture with strands in Arboriculture

SX1702

Course details

Summary

This programme is for those who have some general horticultural experience and/or a desire to work in arboriculture horticultural sector.

Students will learn the skills, knowledge and attributes needed to work in horticulture under limited supervision taking responsibility for work outcomes.

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Module codeModule nameLevelCredits Pre-requisites Co-requisites
HORT101Workplace Health and Safety13  
HORT102Provide Life Support11  
HORT201Provide First Aid21  
HORT202Chainsaw Rules25  
HORT203Chainsaw Operation28HORT101, HORT102, HORT201, HORT202, HORT324 
HORT324Managing First Aid in Emergency Situations32  
HORT325Teamwork33  
HORT326Active Listening33  
HORT327Performance Feedback33  
HORT328Chippers33HORT101, HORT102, HORT201, HORT324 
HORT329Ground Duties34  
HORT335Botany35  
HORT322Safety Near Electric Lines35  
ARBO300Nomenclature and Tree Identification36  
ARBO301Arboriculture Codes of Practice32  
ARBO302Tree Planting32  
ARBO303Understanding Tree Pruning33  
ARBO304Amenity Tree Pruning35  
ARBO305Tree Felling35  
ARBO400Climbing and Rescue410  

Career/further opportunities

Graduates will have the qualifications necessary to become an arborist.

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

This programme is open to anyone who wants to study. You don’t need any previous study or work experience to apply.

Selection criteria

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

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, with no individual band score lower than 5.0; or equivalent.

In accordance with industry guidelines, candidates will be expected to undertake drug screening at the commencement of this programme.

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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Pathways

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Your first day

Are you ready for your first day of class? Check out your start date and where you need to be. You can also find useful information about studying at Wintec on our Welcome page.

Year 1 students starting January 2020

Hamilton Gardens
Date: Tuesday 28 January 2020
Time: 9am-4pm
Venue: Hamilton Gardens Campus, Gate 2, Cobham Drive.

What you need to know:
  • We will provide a full introduction to all supporting services at Wintec, along with a few activities.
  • The enrolment and Studylink advice team will be available also for any questions and signing outstanding enrolment offers.
  • Students get put into classes and given timetables on the day.
  • Stationary, personal protective gear sizing, and expectations will also be provided on the day.
  • We supply morning tea and lunch for the day.
​Please wear covered-in shoes if you do not have safety boots on your first day for practical activities​ (not jandals).

What you will need

Timetable information

All timetables are available via Timetable Net on our website.

How to find your way around

Parking and bus information

Both the Rotokauri and City campuses have parking available - permits are required. Learn more about parking. Find out about discounted bus services here.

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.

Click here to find out where and when the next Pōwhiri will be.

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

Prospectus (course guide)

The Wintec Prospectus (otherwise known as a course guide) outlines everything you need to know about Wintec. It contains information about the Wintec campuses, student life, and the programmes that are on offer.

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