Wintec O Week 2020
Join us for Semester 1 O Week 2020 - this is an exciting experience not to be missed!
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.
|Module code||Module name||Level||Credits||Pre-requisites||Co-requisites|
|HORT101||Workplace Health and Safety||1||3|
|HORT102||Provide Life Support||1||1|
|HORT201||Provide First Aid||2||1|
|HORT203||Chainsaw Operation||2||8||HORT101, HORT102, HORT201, HORT202, HORT324|
|HORT324||Managing First Aid in Emergency Situations||3||2|
|HORT328||Chippers||3||3||HORT101, HORT102, HORT201, HORT324|
|HORT322||Safety Near Electric Lines||3||5|
|ARBO300||Nomenclature and Tree Identification||3||6|
|ARBO301||Arboriculture Codes of Practice||3||2|
|ARBO303||Understanding Tree Pruning||3||3|
|ARBO304||Amenity Tree Pruning||3||5|
|ARBO400||Climbing and Rescue||4||10|
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).
This programme is open to anyone who wants to study. You don’t need any previous study or work experience to apply.
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).
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
Date: Tuesday 28 January 2020
Venue: Hamilton Gardens Campus, Gate 2, Cobham Drive.
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.
If your programme requires you to have access to textbooks, these can be purchased through a range of suppliers listed below:
New Zealand-based suppliers
General book suppliers
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