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Advanced Horticultural Trades (Level 4) (Landscape Design)

New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture Services (Level 4) with strand in Landscape Design

SX1703

Course details

  • Jul 2019
  • One semester
  • Full-time or Part-time
  • $7744 per year
  • You may qualify for fee free study under Fees Free Policy or MPTT
  • Level 4
  • Hamilton Gardens Campus

Summary

In this programme students will study the essentials of Landscape Garden Design, learning the knowledge and skills they need to be able to design and produce professional residential garden plans.

Students will learn the introductory theory and principles of design and graphic representation, and get to know plants and how to design with them. Students will then learn and get to practice the real process of landscape design from client interview, site analysis and measure, through concept development, to master and planting plan presentations.

This programme is taught primarily through project based delivery. Students work on real projects in the community and for clients as part of their study.

Students attend classes four days per week (Monday-Thursday), 2-3 of these days per week will involve working outside on landscape projects.

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Landscape design strand

Module CodeModule NameLevelCredits Pre-Requisites Co-Requisites Assessment Standard
LADE410Garden Design Principles410   
LADE402Plants and Planting Design420   
LADE403Garden Design Representation410   
LADE411Computer Aided Garden Design45

 

  
LADE412Garden Design Practice415

 

 

  

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Career/further opportunities

Graduates will have the skills and knowledge to work as a garden designer or small scale designer.

Graduates of the Landscape Design strand may continue on to the relevant strand of the New Zealand Diploma in Landscape (Level 5).

    Entry criteria

    General academic admission

    For candidates wishing to enrol on the Landscape Design strand of this qualification it is recommended that they have the New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture (Level 3) with Landscape Construction strand, however, they can gain entry to this strand by meeting one of the following criteria:

      i) Based on NZ high school achievement (secondary school study):

    • 40 credits at NCEA Level 1 including 10 Literacy credits and 10 Numeracy credits; or
    • a recognised equivalent; or

      ii) Based on study completed at a NZ tertiary institution

    • A relevant qualification at NZQF Level 2; or
    • A recognised equivalent qualification; or
    • Equivalent knowledge, skills and experience

    Discretionary entrance

    Applicants who do not meet any of the entry options stated above, and think they have what it takes to complete this programme, can apply for ‘Discretionary Entrance’. The application is based on the applicant’s ability to demonstrate a likelihood to succeed in the programme. The decision is at the discretion of the Head of School/Centre Director or their delegate.  The ability to progress into further study depends on how successful the applicant is within the programme they apply and are accepted into under ‘Discretionary Entrance’.


    Selection criteria

    a) Candidates without relevant qualifications may be required to participate in an interview and selection process. The following may be considered in the selection process:
      1) The completion of a Study Skills Assessment to demonstrate the level of academic skill necessary to successfully complete the programme.
      2) Previous experience working in the horticulture sector. May include previous employment, voluntary work.
      3) Personal qualities such as responsibility, teamwork and practical skills. 
      4) An aptitude for working in a public environment demonstrated through a reference from an employer where a candidate has worked with the public, or from a teacher attesting to social skills.
      5) Candidates wishing to enrol on the Arboriculture strand must have completed the following unit standards: 6400, 6401, 6402, 1668, 2768, 2767, 6916, 6917 and 20574.
      6) As some of the practical components within this programme are considered high risk, students may be required to submit to an initial drug screen as per Wintec’s Drug & Alcohol Policy (OP-16/04).

    b) To meet legal and health requirements, candidates must be physically able to carry out the practical components of the programme, including the ability to perform practical demonstrations and assessments. 

    c) Candidates with disabilities are eligible to enroll in this programme and will be provided with the necessary resources to attain the learning outcomes where practicable, but at the time of enrolment must notify the Equity/Disability Co-ordinator of their needs.

    d) Some delivery maybe at locations which require arboriculture students to undertake a police check.

    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 in the academic band, 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

    Date: Monday 15th 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 also for any questions, and 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 the day.

    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.

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    Paying for your study

    Course related costs

    Additional information

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    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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