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Applied Horticultural Services (Level 3) (Landscape Construction)

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

SX1702

Course details

Summary

Students this programme will learn the introductory skills of the landscape construction trade, gaining confidence in using building tools, and how to build and make landscape elements. Students will also learn about planting, laying lawns and some maintenance.

The programme is very practical - students will get to work on real landscape projects in the community, providing them with experience in setting out, woodworking, laying concrete, and paving with drainage. They will also learn essential health and safety skills required by industry; and how to read and draw construction plans, measure, and survey. 

Students will attend class four days a week (Monday-Thursday). Two or three of these days will typically be spent working outside on landscape building. Alongside class time, students will also undertake self-directed study from home. 

All tools will be provided by Wintec, however students will need to provide their own safety boots and wet weather gear.

What you'll learn

In this programme students will learn:

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

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Landscape Construction strand

Module CodeModule NameLevelCredits Pre-Requisites Co-Requisites
HORT102Provide Life Support11  
HORT201Provide First Aid21  
HORT324Manage First Aid in Emergency32  
HORT325Teamwork33  
HORT326Active Listening33  
LADE200Workplace Safety 24  
LADE300Tool Safety38  
LADE301Material Requirements35  
LADE302Timber Construction36  
LADE303Site Setout35  
LADE304Concrete and Reinforcing36  
LADE305Hard-surfaces38  
LADE306Concreting36  
LADE307Draining38  
LADE308Planting33  
LADE309Turf33  
LADE310Irrigation35  

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Career/further opportunities

Graduates will have the skills and knowledge to work as a landscape labourer on landscape construction sites, building decks, laying paving and concreting, and caring for plants.

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)

Entry criteria

This programme is open to anyone who wants to study. You don’t need any previous study or work experience to apply.

Selection criteria

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.

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

As some of the practical components within this programme are considered high risk, students will be required to submit to an initial drug screen, and may be required to submit to further drug screening if there is reasonable cause to suspect a student is under the influence of drugs or alcohol, as per Wintec’s Drug & Alcohol Policy (OP-16/04).

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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 January 2020

Hamilton Gardens location
Date: Tuesday 28 January 2020
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 provided on the day.
  • We supply morning tea and lunch for the day.

​Please wear covered-in shoes if you do not have safety boots on your first day for practical activities​ (not jandals).

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.

Click here to find out where and when the next Pōwhiri will be.

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

Prospectus (course guide)

The Wintec Prospectus (otherwise known as a course guide) outlines everything you need to know about Wintec. It contains information about the Wintec campuses, student life, and the programmes that are on offer.

Request an email or posted copy of the Prospectus.

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