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Applied Horticultural Services (Level 3) (Landscape Construction)

New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture (Level 3) with strand in Landscape Construction

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Course Details

  • 30 Jan 2018 - Hamilton
    5 Mar 2018 - Whitianga
    11 Jun 2018 - Huntly
  • One semester
  • Full-time
  • $3639 per semester
  • You may qualify for fee free study under MPTT or Regional Scholarships
  • Level 3
  • Hamilton Gardens Campus, Huntly or Whitianga

Summary

The purpose of the Applied Horticultural Services Programme is to provide the horticulture industry with individuals who have the skills and knowledge to assist with a range of core tasks relevant to a horticulture industry sector.

In this program you will learn the skills of the landscape construction trade, gaining confidence in using building tools, and how to build and make landscape elements. The programme is very practical with setting out, woodworking, laying concrete and paving, with drainage. You'll also learn about planting, laying lawns and some maintenance.

If you love being outdoors and building, this is for you!

What You'll Learn

In this programme you will study the Landscape Construction Strand. You will learn:

  • Tools of the landscape construction trade
  • Building
  • Laying pavers, drains and irrigation
  • Plants and introductory design

VIEW THE MODULES OF STUDY​ HERE​

Modules

Landscape Construction strand

Module CodeModule NameLevelCredits Pre-Requisites Co-Requisites
HORT306Landscape Design, Site and Safety320
HORT307Landscaping with Timber I315
HORT308Landscape Surfaces and Drainage315
HORT309Plants for Landscapes315
HORT310Landscape Maintenance and Irrigation310

Entry Requirements:

Applicants will be required to have completed a minimum of three years secondary education; or have a gained a relevant qualification at NZQF Level 2 or above; or equivalent.

Special Admission
Domestic applicants aged 20 years or above who have not met the General Admission or entry requirements for a programme 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 relevant Head of School/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.

Provisional Entry
Domestic applicants aged under 20 years who have not met the general academic admission and entry criteria for a programme 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 relevant Head of School/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 relevant Head of School/Centre Director or designated nominee.

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 lower than 5.0; or equivalent.
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.

In accordance with industry guidelines, candidates will be expected to undertake drug screening at the commencement of this programme.

Candidates may be required to participate in an interview and selection process. The following will be considered in the selection process:

  • The completion of a Study Skills Assessment to demonstrate the level of academic skill necessary to successfully complete the programme
  • Previous experience working in the horticulture sector. May include previous employment and/or voluntary work
  • Personal qualities such as responsibility, teamwork and practical skills
  • 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.

Entry Criteria

Career/further opportunities:

Graduates will have the skills and knowledge to work as a landscape labourer.

This qualification can lead to further study in the relevant strand of the New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture Services (Level 4) and eventually lead to the following:

  • Diploma in Landscape (Design or Construction)(Level 5)
  • Diploma in Landscape (Level 6)

Pathways

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Transfer of Credit

Do you excel in your job but have no qualification to back it up? We can help you get qualified through our Recognition of Prior (RPL) Learning Tool.

While many people have gained work and life experience equivalent to that of formal study, they don't have that formal qualification to substantiate it. RPL allows you to use your current knowledge and experience towards gaining a recognised qualification through Informal Transfer of Credit.

The Process

If you are interested in applying, you can do so by emailing your profile through to: headstart@wintec.ac.nz.

There are four main areas you need to cover in your profile:
  1. Education History
  2. Experience Information
  3. Work experience Info
  4. Other evidence

Your profile will be forwarded to the relevant Team Manager to look at and determine if you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning. Once this has been determined, a consultation meeting will be arranged between yourself and the Team Manager. There is a $75 fee for this consultation. At the consultation, the Team Manager will discuss which modules they believe you have the experience to gain Informal Transfer of Credit for and also what documentation you will need to supply.

You will then need to put together the required documentation and send it through to us. The Team Manager will assess the documentation and advise if what has been supplied is sufficient. If sufficient information is provided to gain Informal Transfer of Credit, there will be a charge of $25 per credit which will need to be paid prior to any Informal Transfer of Credit being issued.

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