Career Choices Day 2020
Are you looking for a fresh start in 2021? Career Choices Day is a whānau-friendly event for all ages where you can discover what Wintec has to offer with family-friendly activities throughout the day.
This 6-month, online course is perfect for those who are passionate about creating beautiful garden spaces. It is ideal for those who wish to pursue a job in landscape garden design. It is also great for those interested in upskilling themselves to work on their personal gardens or as a hobby.
The course covers the introductory theory and principles of design and graphic representation, as well as the study of plants. It is hands-on and taught in a project-based style. This means you will have a real-life example to work on and will gain an insight into the full project process from client interview, site analysis and measure, through to concept development, and planning presentations.
While the course is offered online, we provide full support to students through their study journey. It may suit those who are interested in a career change or those who want to pursue their passion for gardens. There is one 3-day block course required for students to attend at our campus at the famous Hamilton Gardens. This means they have the flexibility to fit this study around their lifestyles and commitments.
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).
You can apply for this programme if you meet one of the below options.
Based on your school achievement (secondary school study)
Based on study completed after school (tertiary study)
Based on your work experience (on the job)
If you can demonstrate relevant knowledge, skills and experience that you have gained through work experience, that will help you to be successful in the programme.
Based on discretionary entrance
If you don’t meet any of the above options, and you think you have what it takes to complete this programme, you can apply for discretionary entrance. Your application may be accepted if you can demonstrate a good chance of success. Approval of discretionary entrance applications is decided by the relevant manager. If your application is approved, your acceptance into further programmes relies on you demonstrating success in this programme.
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 and 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 enrol 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.
Please check the entry criteria for each programme to see which course is the best level for you to begin with. The entry criteria information can be found on each of the programme pages here online. You can also contact us directly to discuss the appropriate level for you at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 1 2021
Date: Monday 8 February 2021
Venue: Online via Zoom
Year 1 students starting Semester 2 2021
Date: Monday 19 July 2021
Venue: Online via Zoom
What you need to know:
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. Please gather at the campus hubs, and a staff member will guide you through our pōwhiri.
Click here to find out where and 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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