Certificate in Horticulture (Level 4)Apply here now!
(with an Organics option)
About the Programme
Plant yourself at Manukau or Mt Albert for a highly respected qualification
The Certificate in Horticulture (Level 4) is an exciting practical programme offering a variety of modules and courses which can lead to a very satisfying career in horticulture. With excellent facilities and technology available, you will gain a wide range of skills and knowledge in the horticultural field. By the end of the programme, you will be well equipped to become a sought after employee in the horticultural industry.
The study programme incorporates three National Certificates in Horticulture (Level 2), the National Certificate in Horticulture (Level 3) and the National Certificate in Horticulture (Level 4) and covers a range of subjects from plant identification to organic fertilisers. You will work in both indoor and outdoor environments, on your own, and in teams.
The programme is offered at two locations: Manukau (MIT) and Mt Albert (Unitec).
If you choose to study full-time you will only need to go to the Manukau or Mt Albert campus three days a week. So, if you have a job, you will still be able to work during other days of the week to earn an income while studying.
In addition, each course (below) can be done individually as short courses or in blocks. This gives you the option to complete the study programme on a part-time basis over several years.
The Certificate in Horticulture (Level 4) is offered at both MIT in Manukau and MIT’s Unitec location in Mt Albert.
|Study Method||Full time (three days a week) or part time|
|Applications||Close when the programme is full|
|Start Dates||February and July|
|International Student Fees||$16,900 per year (additional costs up to $1000)|
Faculty of Engineering and Trades - School of Horticulture and Landscaping
Applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
- Be physically capable of completing the practical aspects of the programme
- Have English language competence to undertake this programme which is taught and assessed in English.If your first language is not English you may be required to provide evidence of an IELTS (Academic) band score of 5.5 with no band below 5.0 or equivalent
- Be able to demonstrate you have the attitudes and ability to work and study at the required level for the programme. These attributes will be assessed through an interview process.
People with Disabilities - you have a physical disability your individual needs will be assessed at the time of enrolment in conjunction with the MIT Disabilities Coordinator. As some of the courses involve a lot of physical activity, they will assess your physical capabilities alongside the demands of the study programme.
Note: We are unable to offer places to international students.
Students complete courses including:
- Horticultural Machinery and Safety
- Introduction to Organics
- Customer Care in the Horticulture Industry
- Organic Growing Systems
- Soil and Fertilisers
- Pruning Trees, Shrubs and Climbers
- Plant Pests, Diseases and Disorders and their Control
- Plant Identification
- Plant Propagation
- Botany for Gardeners
- New Zealand Native Plants
- Organic Fertilisers
- Composting and Organic Principles
- Weeds and their Control
|861.216||Plant Propagation - Theory|
|861.218||Horticultural Machinery and Safety|
|861.220||Introduction to Agrichemical Use|
|861.310||Customer Care in the Horticulture Industry|
|861.311||Composting and Organic Principles|
|861.312||Soils and Fertilisers|
|861.313||Weeds and their Control|
|861.430||Plant Propagation - Practical|
|861.434||Horticultural Growing Systems|
|861.437||Plant Pests, Diseases and Disorders and their Control|
|861.439||Botany for Gardeners|
|861.444||Pruning Trees, Shrubs and Climbers|
|861.446||New Zealand Native Plants|
|861.466||Organic Growing Systems|
|861.467||Introductions to Organics|
Further Training or Study
Certificate in Landscaping (Level 4)
Advanced National Certificate in Horticulture (Level 4)
Diploma in Horticulture (Level 5)
Positions in a wide range of areas including conservation, organics, nursery production and plant propagation, parks and reserves, glasshouse production, cut flower production, nursery retailing, greenkeeping, indoor plant hire, landscape maintenance, and/or in the area of New Zealand native bush revegetation.