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

Programme highlights

­­Get the skills you need to work in a nursery or garden centre.

This qualification is for anyone wanting to start out in the horticulture industry or who wants to progress to further study. You could also be working in the industry and want to get a formal qualification.

You'll learn practical skills in plant care and find out what it’s like to work in a professional nursery.

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 NZ2678-04
Duration

18 weeks (Full Time) or three years (Part Time)

Study Method Full-time or part-time
Credits 70
International Fees NZD$12,300 (approx.)
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship 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 will generally be required to provide evidence of English language proficiency, for this programme an IELTS General or Academic score of 5 with no band score lower than 5 is required. Equivalent acceptable evidence can be seen at the following NZQA link:  https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/about-us/our-role/legislation/nzqa-rules/nzqf-related-rules/the-table/

International students

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Career opportunities

Nursery Worker, Nursery Grower, Propagator, Budder, Grafter

Programme structure

This certificate is based on both practical and theory content.

The four courses are:

861.369 Plants and Planting (20 credits)

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

861.371 Maintenance and Care (15 credits)

Interaction with team members and colleagues, carry out routine maintenance tasks for the landscape industry

862.406 Nursery Operations (20 credits)

Carry out simple nursery operational tasks, work safely with tools and machinery in a nursery situation

862.407 Nursery Production (15 credits)

Care for plants in a nursery through the growing cycles, keep nursery records throughout the growing seasons

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 Nursery Production (Level 4) which leads to the leads to the New Zealand Certificate in Horticultural Services with a strand in Nursery Production (Level 4)

Diploma in Nursery Production (Level 5) which leads to the Diploma in Horticulture Production (Level 5) with a strand in Nursery Production

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 Ask Me! Student Services 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.