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This programme will introduce students to the science of growing and caring for plants. Students will gain theoretical knowledge of growing systems and environments and then apply these skills in a garden while performing planting and general garden maintenance.
The General Horticulture (Level 3) certificate establishes all practical horticulture skills and is a great place to begin your journey into the horticulture industry.
Over a semester, students will learn about the following areas:
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|
|HORT102||Provide Life Support||1||1|
|HORT201||Provide First Aid||2||1|
|HORT209||Soils and Fertilisers||2||5|
|HORT324||Managing First Aid in Emergency||3||2|
|HORT337||Pruning and Training||3||5|
|HORT338||Plant Pests and Diseases||3||8|
|HORT339||Weed Identification and Control||3||6|
|HORT351||Plant and Care for Plants||3||5|
|HORT352||Integrated Pest and Management||3||5|
After graduating you will be able to work as a nursery grower or worker, garden care assistant or work within a garden centre.
This qualification provides a great pathway and may lead to further study of our New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture Services (Level 3)
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.
Students may be required to submit to drug screening if there is reasonable cause to suspect a student is under the influence of drugs or alcohol, as per Wintec 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.
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.
Students starting August 2021Date: Monday 30 August 2021
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.
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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