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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 you will study the essentials of Landscape Garden Design, learning the knowledge and skills you need to be able to design and produce professional residential Garden plans.

You will learn the principles of design, graphical drawing and also and introduction into computer drawing, plant identification and selection. You 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.

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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.

Further study:

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

    Entry Criteria

    General Academic Admission

    Candidates wishing to enrol on the Amenity strand of this qualification must have completed the New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture (Level 3) with Amenity strand, or equivalent qualifications or work experience to similar level.

    Candidates wishing to enrol on the Arboriculture strand of this qualification must have completed the New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture (Level 3) with Arboriculture strand, or equivalent qualifications or work experience to similar level

    Candidates wishing to enrol on the Landscape Construction strand of this qualification must have the New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture (Level 3) with Landscape Construction strand, or equivalent qualifications or work experience to similar level.

    Special Admission

    Domestic applicants aged 20 years or above who do not meet the entry requirements 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 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.

    Domestic applicants aged under 20 years who do not meet the entry requirements 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 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 Centre Director or designated nominee.

    Selection Criteria

    1. 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).
    1. 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.
    2. 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

    3. 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

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    What you will need

    Timetable information

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    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.

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    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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