Horticulture student seated in garden

Advanced Horticultural Trades (Level 4) (Amenity)

New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture Services with strand in Amenity

SX1703

Course details

  • Jul 2020
    Jan 2021
  • One year
  • Full-time or Part-time
  • $7,969* (scholarships are available)
  • You may qualify for fee free study under Fees-Free Policy or MPTT
  • Level 4
  • Hamilton Gardens Campus

Summary

Students in this programme will build on technical skills and learn about park and open spaces management, seasonal plans, and team member supervision. This programme includes part-time work placements.

View programme modules

 

Module codeModule nameLevelCredits Pre-requisites Co-requisites
HORT428Plant Collections410  
HORT429Evaluation and Pruning45  
HORT430Turf Botany and Management45  
HORT431Revegetation410  
HORT432Seasonal Management Plan Preparation420  
HORT433Implement and Monitor Seasonal Management Plan425  
HORT434Work Programme Implementation435  
HORT435Work Programme Monitoring420  

Career/further opportunities

Graduates may be employed as amenity gardeners, collection curators, grounds persons, or amenity contractors.

Graduates may continue into further study.

Entry criteria

You can apply for this programme if you meet one of the below options.

Based on study completed after school (tertiary study)

  • Completed the New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture Level 3 (Amenity strand);
  • Or an equivalent qualification.

Based on your work experience (on the job)

If you can demonstrate relevant knowledge, skills and experience that you have gained through work experience, that will help you to be successful in the programme.​

Based on discretionary entrance

If you don’t meet any of the above options, and you think you have what it takes to complete this programme, you can apply for discretionary entrance. Your application may be accepted if you can demonstrate a good chance of success. Approval of discretionary entrance applications is decided by the relevant manager. If your application is approved, your acceptance into further programmes relies on you demonstrating success in this programme.

Selection criteria

a) Candidates without relevant qualifications may be required to participate in an interview and selection process. The following may be considered in the selection process:

1) The completion of a study skills assessment to demonstrate the level of academic skill necessary to successfully complete the programme.
2) Previous experience working in the horticulture sector. May include previous employment, voluntary work.
3) Personal qualities such as responsibility, teamwork and practical skills.
4) 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.
5) Candidates wishing to enrol on the arboriculture strand must have completed the following unit standards: 6400, 6401, 6402, 1668, 2768, 2767, 6916, 6917 and 20574.
6) As some of the practical components within this programme are considered high risk, students may be required to submit to an initial drug screen as per Wintec’s Drug & Alcohol Policy (OP-16/04).

b) To meet legal and health requirements, candidates must be physically able to carry out the practical components of the programme, including the ability to perform practical demonstrations and assessments.

c) Candidates with disabilities are eligible to enrol in this programme and will be provided with the necessary resources to attain the learning outcomes where practicable, but at the time of enrolment must notify the Equity/Disability Co-ordinator of their needs.

d) Some delivery may be at locations which require arboriculture students to undertake a police check.

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

Landscape Design and Construction pathway diagram

Please check the entry criteria for each programme to see which course is the best level for you to begin with. The entry criteria information can be found on each of the programme pages here online. You can also contact us directly to discuss the appropriate level for you at info@wintec.ac.nz.

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 location
Date: Monday 13 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

Campus maps can be found here.

Parking and bus information

Both the Rotokauri and City campuses have parking available - permits are required. Learn more about parking and 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.

Access your copy of the Wintec Prospectus

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