Ōtorohanga Information Session
Are you interested in studying with Wintec Ōtorohanga in 2020? Come along to one of our information sessions and find out more.
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.
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.
|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|
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).
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: 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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