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Vocational Pathway -
Landscape Construction and Tree Work (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 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: 27

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
29661Site Prep and Lay Hard Surfaces for Landscapes125HT29661
29668Prep and Lay Concrete for Landscapes
122HT29668
29658Assist with Tree work for Arborists
1210HT29658
29669Use Small Machinery for Tree work and Landscaping125HT29669
 Total NZQA Credits  27