Horticulture student pruning roses

General Horticulture (Level 3)

New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture (General) Level 3

SX1701

Course Details

  • Mar 2019
    Jul 2019
  • One semester
  • Full-time
  • $3574 (scholarships are available)
  • You may qualify for fee free study under Fees Free Policy, MPTT or Regional Scholarships
  • Level 3
  • Hamilton Gardens Campus or Regional locations

Summary

 

Enjoy working with your hands and think an outside office sounds like just the thing for you? Start a career in Horticulture, Arboriculture or Landscape Design and Construction. General Horticulture (Level 3) is the perfect first step into the industry, no matter your age or experience.

You’ll get an introductory knowledge of everything from plant identification, maintenance and propagation in Horticulture.

You’ll also learn about general science and growing systems and practices, including:
  • Plant sciences
  • Soils and botany
  • Pests, disease and weed control
Be prepared to learn through practical work, changing the world around you and getting your hands dirty. 

 

​VIEW PROGRAMME MODULES​

Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-Requisites
HORT101​Workplace Health and Safety13  
HORT102​Provide Life Support11  
HORT201Provide First Aid21  
HORT205​Plant Nomenclature25  
HORT206​Plant Propagation26  
HORT320Soils and Plant Growth36  
HORT324​Managing First Aid in Emergency32  
HORT334​HSNO Act35  
HORT335​Botany35  
HORT336​Amenity Plant Identification37  
HORT337​Pruning and Training35  
HORT338​Plant Pests and Diseases38  
HORT339​Weed Identification and Control36  

Career/Further Opportunities

  • Entry-level employment across the Horticulture industry
  • Assistant gardener
  • Groundsperson
  • Self-employed contractor

 

Further Study:

 

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, 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

Landscape Design and Construction pathway diagram

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

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