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

Programme highlights

Get a great foundation of nursery skills and take the first steps towards your career or further study.  Get hands on experience with planting, pruning, nursery operations and production and using and maintaining tools and machinery.  

Combine this with knowledge about plants, soils, fertilisers, pests and diseases to develop your basic skills.  Enhance your communication and team work skills to give a broad base of the fundamentals for working in the nursery industry.

Your skills will be in demand in New Zealand and overseas.  The New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture (Level 3) with Stand in Nursery Production is the introductory qualification if you want to launch a career in the nursery industry or if you are working in the 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 NZ2678-04
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
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:

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

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

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

Nursery Production
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.

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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.