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Arboriculture Operations

New Zealand Certificate in Arboriculture (Level 5) with strands in: Supervisory Operations and Technical Operations

SX1803

Course details

  • June 2019 - Supervisory Operations Strand
    March 2020 - Technical Operations Strand
  • One semester per strand
  • Part-time
  • $4170
  • You may qualify for fee free study under Fees Free Policy
  • Level 5
  • Hamilton Gardens Campus

Summary

This programme will enhance skills and knowledge in specialised arboriculture topics according to the chosen strand of study in addition to core topics such as: relationship management, arboriculture law, and health and safety.

Students may study the Supervisory Operations and Technical Operations strands together, completing both in one year.

This programme is ideally suited to people who have significant arboriculture industry experience and wish to develop their technical skills and knowledge to be able to manage arboriculture operations.

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Core Modules

Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-Requisites
HORT515Leadership and Management515  
HORT516Managing Staff55  
HORT502​Health and Safety Management55  
HORT503​Arboriculture Law55  
HORT506​Tree Inspection55  

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Arboriculuture Supervisory Operations Strand core modules ​


Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-Requisites
HORT415​Tree Evaluation46  
HORT504​Tree Transplanting55  
HORT505​Plan and Manage Tree Work55  
HORT507​Site Assessment and Tree Selection58  
HORT508Manage Woodlots56  
HORT509​Reporting Arboriculture Operations55  

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Arboriculture Technical Operations Strand core modules ​


Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-Requisites
HORT416​Advanced Climbing410HORT409 
HORT417​Advanced Rigging410HORT410 
HORT418​Advanced Felling410HORT408  
HORT510Specialist Arboriculture Equipment55  
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Career/further opportunities

Graduates of this qualification are likely to be employed as:

  • Supervisory roles – arboriculture supervisor, team leader, project manager
  • Technical roles – arboriculture technical specialist.

This qualification may build on the Arboriculture strand of the New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture Services (Level 4) with strands in Amenity, Arboriculture, Cemetery, Landscape Design, Landscape Construction, and Sports Turf.

This qualification may lead on to the New Zealand Diploma in Arboriculture (Level 6). This qualification may also lead on to a relevant strand of the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 6) with strands in Accounting, Administration and Technology, Leadership and Management, Maori Business and Management.

Entry criteria

General academic admission

  • New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture Services (Level 4) with Arboriculture strand, or
  • Equivalent qualifications or work experience to similar level.

A student may choose to study a single strand, Supervisory Operations or Technical Operations, or complete both strands within the program of study.

Special admission

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.

Provisional entry

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.

Additional requirements

Prior to commencing this programme all candidates must meet legal and health requirements; they must be physically able to carry out the practical components of the programme; undertake a police check at a level sufficient for safe and effective practice within the field of horticulture and will be expected to undertake drug screening at the commencement of the 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).

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 score lower than 5.0; or equivalent.

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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.

Students starting July 2019

Date: Monday 15 July

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 sorted on the day
  • We supply morning tea and lunch for the day.

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.

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

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