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Vocational Pathway -
Landscape Construction and Cultivation (Level 2)

About the programme

If you enjoy the outdoors and getting your hands dirty, then this is the programme for you. It contains three horticultural disciplines. You will learn skills such as growing and nurturing for trees, learning to use equipment safely such as a chipper, while being the support crew for tree climbers. You will develop a variety of skills while working on a landscaping project from conception, design, planning through to implementation and completion; this includes concreting pathways and footings while working outdoors.

Vocational pathway: Primary industries

Programme code: YP1510

Programme modules: Horticulture, arboriculture, and landscape and construction

NCEA Level: Level 2

Number of credits: 34

Criteria: Students enrolled in the WTA programmes must still attend secondary school and keep up with their normal school work. The unit standards achieved in WTA will count towards NCEA Level 1, 2 or 3.

Duration of programme: 32 weeks, February to November.

Programme structure: One day per week (8.30am-3pm) during the school term.

Location: Hamilton Gardens Campus and at stakeholder partner sites within a half an hour drive of the Hamilton Gardens Campus.

Cost: Free to the student

Transport: To be arranged with your school and if applicable covered by WTA.

Further details: www.youthguarantee.net.nz​

Contacts: You must enrol through your school. See your careers advisor​.

Programme content

Unit StandardTitleVersionLevelCreditsWintec code
2765Plant Trees or Shrubs
625HT02765
29663Care for Trees and Shrubs
125HT29663
29499Identify a Range of Plants
122HT29499
2803Maintain a Documented Work Record
525HT02803
29661Assist with Site Preparation
125HT29661
29668Prepare Mortar or Concrete
122HT29668
29658Assist with Arboriculture Duties
1210HT29658
 Total NZQA Credits  34