Horticulture student standing beside plants

Applied Horticultural Services (Level 3) (Amenity)

New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture with strand in Amenity

SX1702

Course Details

  • Jul 2019
  • One semester
  • Full-time or Part-time
  • $7744 per year
  • You may qualify for fee free study under Fees Free Policy or MPTT
  • Level 3
  • Hamilton Gardens Campus

Summary

You’ll be working outside to make the world around you a brighter and more beautiful place. But don’t let that fool you – you’ll do lots of physical labour and get your hands dirty, growing and maintaining plants for ornamental and garden use. 

Does that sound perfect for you? Study our Applied Horticultural Services (Amenity) programme, suitable for a wide range of students from school leavers to adult learners – as long as you can muck in with a bit of hard work and you’ve got a green thumb. This programme is designed to provide the horticulture industry with skilled workers who can assist with a range of tasks and who are passionate about garden plants, lawns, and their care.

Over the semester you’ll take a look at amenity place and garden knowledge and care; plant and soil science; amenity garden tool use and care; weed and plant pest control; and amenity lawn care, because even the scrubbiest of lawns need TLC!

What You'll Learn

Your study at Wintec is always designed to reflect the industry you’re studying for. Your hands-on, outdoor classes will be based at our beautiful Hamilton Gardens Campus, where you’ll put what you learn into practice and assist their team of gardeners. Over the semester you’ll take a look at:

  • Amenity plant and garden knowledge and care
  • Plant and soil science
  • Amenity garden tool use and care
  • Weed and plant pest control, and amenity lawn care.

VIEW PROGRAMME MODULES

Amenity strand

 

Module CodeModule NameLevelCredits Pre-Requisites Co-Requisites
HORT205Plant Nomenclature25  
HORT206Plant Propagation26  
HORT320Soils and Plant Growth36  
HORT325Teamwork33  
HORT326Active Listening33  
HORT327Performance Feedback33  
HORT335Botany35  
HORT336Amenity Plant Identification37  
HORT340Plant and Maintain Plants35  
HORT341Amenity Pruning and Training35  
HORT342Monitoring Pests and Diseases35  
HORT343Amenity Hard Asssets33  
HORT344Amenity Machinery35  
HORT345Amenity Turf Grass35  
HORT346Maintain Irrigation35  

Frequently Asked Questions

What opportunities will I get to work in industry?

Your hands-on and outdoor classes will be based at our beautiful Hamilton Gardens campus, where you’ll get to work constantly in industry assisting their team of gardeners. Not many other subjects can boast such a connection with industry!

Undergraduate, semester, pathway, module and crossdisciplinary - what do these words mean?

Undergraduate means any study up to the level of completing a bachelor degree. Our academic year is made up of two main semesters, one from February to June and the other from July to November. We also have a summer semester for some classes. A degree is made up of a mix of compulsory and elective modules, modules are worth between 15 and 60 credits. A year’s worth of full time study is 120 credits.

Career/Further Opportunities

After graduating you’ll be able to work as an assistant gardener or grounds person under limited supervision, taking responsibility for your work.

This qualification may lead to further study in the New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture Services (Level 4)

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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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.

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

Course Guide

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We offer the course guides (prospectuses) in both digital and physical form.

Undergraduate Course Guide (Prospectus)

Postgraduate Health and Social Practice Course Guide (Prospectus)

Undergraduate Course Guide (Prospectus)

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