New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture Services (Level 4) in Arboriculture

Programme highlights

Build up your arboriculture knowledge for skills that are in demand here and overseas.  

Get hands on experience with tree climbing, chainsaw operations, chipper use and tree maintenance.  Combine this with knowledge in plant identification, safety requirements and communication and team work skills.

Extend your hands-on skills with tree inspections, tree felling and advanced tree climbing with practical work at off-site locations in the community.

Through work placement develop self-management, professional conduct and communication skills while carrying out arboriculture tasks in real world situations.

Key facts

Start Month(s) March, July
Study Location(s) MIT Otara
Level 4
Domestic fees $6,000 (approx.)
Youth Guarantee Not Available
Programme Code NZ2674-01
Duration

March intake: 37 weeks (full time) 

July intake: 49 weeks (full time) including holiday weeks

Part-time: 3 years

Study Method Full-time, Part-time
Credits 120
International Fees NZD$19,700 (approx.)
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship Not Available
Qualification New Zealand Certificate

Arboriculture at MIT

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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, Climbing Arborist, Practitioner Arborist, Utility Arborist

Programme structure

This certificate is based on both practical activities and theory content.

The four courses are:

Plants and Grounds Persons Duties
Demonstrate communication skills, interact with team members and colleagues, select and plant plants, using and maintaining arboriculture tools, carrying out site clean-up and grounds person’s duties.

Climbing and Chainsaws
Using climbing gear and equipment, demonstrating climbing techniques, using and maintaining chainsaws, work safely in an arboriculture situation and carrying out maintenance of trees

Advanced Tree Climbing
Carry out routine tree maintenance, carry out rescue techniques at height, working safely around utilities and power lines

Work Placement
Demonstrating communication skills and professional conduct, instructing and supervising team members, carrying out specific arboriculture tasks.

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

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.