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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: 31 weeks

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

Location: Hamilton Gardens Campus and at stakeholder partner sites within half an hour's 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:​

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

Programme content

Unit StandardTitleVersionLevelCreditsWintec code
2765Plant Trees
29661Site Prep and Lay Hard Surfaces for Landscapes225HT29661
29668Prep and Lay Concrete for Landscapes
29658Assist with Tree work for Arborists
29669Use Small Machinery for Tree Work and Landscaping225HT29669
 Total NZQA Credits  27 

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