Horticulture student pruning roses

General Horticulture (Level 3)

New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture (General) Level 3

SX1701

Course details

  • Jul 2019
    Feb 2020
  • 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, Mangateparu or Regional locations

Summary

This programme will give students broad introductory knowledge of the science, growing systems, and practices used in a variety of horticultural areas.

Students will gain knowledge of plant identification, maintenance and propagation in horticulture.

​View programme modules

Module codeModule titleLevelCreditsPre-requisitesCo-requisites
HORT102​Provide Life Support11  
HORT201Provide First Aid21  
HORT205​Plant Nomenclature25  
HORT207Irrigation Systems25  
HORT208Plant Identification22  
HORT209Soils & Fertilisers25  
HORT210Propagation Methods23  
HORT324​Managing First Aid in Emergency32  
HORT335​Botany35  
HORT337​Pruning and Training35  
HORT338​Plant Pests and Diseases38  
HORT339​Weed Identification and Control36  
HORT351Plant and Care for Plants35  
HORT352Integrated Pest Management35  
HORT353Growing Media35  

Career/further opportunities

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

Further study:

Graduates can pathway into higher levels of learning in the specific areas of arboriculture, horticulture, landscape construction, and landscape design.

Entry criteria

a. General academic admission

There is open entry to this programme although students must demonstrate a reasonable likelihood of success.

b. 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.

c. 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.

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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.

Year 1 students starting semester 2 2019

Your first day will be:

Date: Monday 15 July
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 for any questions, and for 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 sorted on the day
  • We supply morning tea and lunch for this day.

 

Join us for an info session before you start your study!

Want to find out what it's like being a student? Get ready early, get answers to all your questions, and meet the Wintec team at one of our info sessions.

You're welcome to bring your family with you, and we'll provide some snacks.

When: Thursday 4 July, 5-7pm and Saturday 6 July, 10am-12pm
Where: Wintec Horticulture Education Centre, Hamilton Gardens.

It is not compulsory to attend this info session.

Join us for an info session before you start your study!

Want to find out what it's like being a student? Get ready early, get answers to all your questions, and meet the Wintec team at one of our info sessions.

You're welcome to bring your family with you, and we'll provide some snacks.

When: Thursday 4 July 5-7pm and Saturday 6 July. 10am-12pm
Where: Wintec Horticulture Education Centre, Hamilton Gardens. 

What you will need

Timetable information

All timetables are available via Timetable Net on our website.

How to find your way around

Parking and bus information

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

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