Applied Horticultural Services (Level 3) (Amenity)
New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture with strand in Amenity
This programme will introduce students to 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.
Over the semester students will 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.
What you will learn
Study at Wintec is designed to reflect the industry graduates will be working in. This programme is hands-on, where students will put what they learn into practice and assist the Hamilton Gardens' team of gardeners.
View programme modules
|Module code||Module name||Level||Credits||Pre-requisites||Co-requisites|
|HORT320||Soils and Plant Growth||3||6|
|HORT336||Amenity Plant Identification||3||7|
|HORT340||Plant and Maintain Plants||3||5|
|HORT341||Amenity Pruning and Training||3||5|
|HORT342||Monitoring Pests and Diseases||3||5|
|HORT343||Amenity Hard Assets||3||3|
|HORT345||Amenity Turf Grass||3||5|
|HORT101||Workplace Health and Safety||1||3|
|HORT347||Work Flow Practices||3||5|
|HORT348||Amenity Border Plants||3||3|
Frequently asked questions
What opportunities will I get to work in industry?
Undergraduate, semester, pathway, module and crossdisciplinary - what do these words mean?
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)
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).
To check what you need to gain entry to a course, review the entry criteria available on each programme page. These assist you in understanding what qualifications or experience are typically required to gain entry. You can contact our team at email@example.com or 0800 2 Wintec at any time for further guidance.
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 July 2021
Date: Monday 12 July 2021
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.
- Stationery, personal protective gear sizing, and expectations will also be provided on the day.
- We supply morning tea and lunch for the day.
What you will need
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He reo pōwhiri - Your official welcome to Wintec
Tēnei te mihi mahana ki a koe e piki nei, e kake nei ki te Kuratini o Waikato.
You are warmly invited to attend the official welcome to Wintec for all new students, staff and whānau (family) at either our marae, Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa or Rotokauri campus. The pōwhiri is a welcoming ceremony involving mihimihi (speeches), waiata (singing), and will conclude with kai timotimo (light refreshments). Please gather at the campus hubs, and a staff member will guide you through our pōwhiri.
Click here to find out when the next pōwhiri will be.
Paying for your study
If your programme requires you to have access to textbooks, these can be purchased through a range of suppliers listed below:
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