New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture (Level 3) with a strand in Arboriculture

Programme highlights

Get a great grounding in arboriculture basics, and take the first steps in a career working with trees. Get hands-on experience with tree climbing, chainsaw operation, chipper use and tree maintenance, and work at off-site locations in the community.  

Combine this with knowledge in plant identification, safety requirements and communication and team work skills to give you a broad base of the fundamentals for caring for, and maintaining trees.

Your skills will be in demand in New Zealand and overseas.   The New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture (Level 3) in Arboriculture is the introductory qualification if you want to launch a career in the arboriculture industry or if you are working in the arboriculture industry and want to obtain a formal qualification.

Key facts

Start Month(s) February, July
Study Location(s) MIT Otara
Level 3
Domestic fees Free* or $3,800 (approx.)
Youth Guarantee Available
Programme Code NZ2678-01
Duration

18 weeks (full-time)

3 years (part-time)

Study Method Full-time, Part-time
Credits 70
International Fees NZD$12,300 (approx.)
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship Not Available
Qualification New Zealand Certificate

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Information is correct at September 2018. Programme fees may vary depending on your final selection of courses that make up your programme. To provide you with an indication of costs, the approximate fees quoted in this publication are based on the indicative 2019 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2019 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2019 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here manukau.ac.nz/study/apply-and-enrol/fees-and-study-costs. Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2019 are based on the 2018 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2019. All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. All courses and programmes will proceed subject to numbers and academic approval. Manukau Institute of Technology is accredited under the provisions of the Education Act 1989. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.

Entry requirements

General

Open entry for Domestic students

There are no academic requirements that need to be met to enter this programme.

International students: English Language Entry Requirements

For the minimum English language requirements refer to the requirements set out in the NZQF Programme and Accreditation Rules

https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/providers-partners/qa-system-for-teos/english-international-students/

International students

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Career opportunities

Arborist, Arborist Grounds Person

Programme structure

This certificate is based on both practical and theory content.

The four courses are:

Plants and Planting

Demonstrate communication skills, selecting and planting plants for use in the arboriculture industry

Grounds Persons Duties

Interaction with team members and colleagues, using and maintaining arboriculture tools, carrying out site clean-up and grounds persons duties

Climbing and Climbing Equipment

Use climbing gear and equipment, demonstrating climbing techniques

Chainsaws

Use and maintain chainsaws, work safely in an arboriculture situation and carry out maintenance of trees.

Key dates

To find the start date of your programme intake listed above, please view the Academic year and key dates.

Further training or study

Certificate in Arboriculture (Level 4) which leads to the New Zealand Certificate in Horticultural Services with strands in Arboriculture (Level 4)

New Zealand Certificate in Arboriculture with strands in Arboriculture Supervisory Operations, and Arboriculture Technical Operations (Level 5)

Offered by

School of Building and Civil Construction

Need help applying?

We're here to support you to succeed.

If you need help with applying or advice on choosing a programme, our Information and Application Centre is here to give you guidance.

Send us a message, call us on 0800 62 62 52 or come in and see us.

Information is correct at September 2018. Programme fees may vary depending on your final selection of courses that make up your programme. To provide you with an indication of costs, the approximate fees quoted in this publication are based on the indicative 2019 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2019 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2019 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here manukau.ac.nz/study/apply-and-enrol/fees-and-study-costs. Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2019 are based on the 2018 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2019. All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. All courses and programmes will proceed subject to numbers and academic approval. Manukau Institute of Technology is accredited under the provisions of the Education Act 1989. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.