Horticulture and landscaping

Last chance!

Apply now for our July intake and TTAF will cover your fees^.

As part of the government’s Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF) to rebuild New Zealand's economy, you can study our horticulture and landscaping programmes for free^ until 31 December 2022.

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If you love nature, it doesn't get better than a career in working in the outdoors.

Whether it's landscape construction, nursery production, caring for parks and gardens, the horticulture industry has a range of roles and career paths. You could work here in New Zealand or take your skills overseas.

Get hands-on skills and gain real-world experience as you specialise in nursery production, amenities (parks and gardens maintenance) or landscape construction.

Whether you are working full-time and looking to upskill while on-the-job, or looking for a full-time study option, our programmes have got your options covered.

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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Your work experience or previous tertiary study may count towards achieving your qualification. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) at MIT is designed for those who already have the on-the-job skills and knowledge, but want to take their career to the next level with a qualification.

With RPL we can measure and match your existing skills against credits in our courses – creating a tailored path of study that will not only save you money, but also help you to complete your qualification faster.

To learn more about what our programmes can offer you, view our available programmes by subject area, or make an appointment to speak with us on 0800 62 62 52 or email enquiries@manukau.ac.nz.


The following programmes are available in this area of study:

Level 3

^Free study for this qualification may be available to you under the government’s Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF). If you’re enrolled in an eligible programme, TTAF will automatically cover your fees from 1 July 2020 until 31 December 2022. Visit https://www.tec.govt.nz/funding/funding-and-performance/funding/fund-finder/targeted-training-and-apprenticeship-fund/faqs-for-learners/ for eligibility criteria and more information. Students must be eligible to study as a domestic student and meet any other entry criteria as required. Some costs may also apply. Free study is subject to funding confirmation. Note: if your programme of study goes beyond 31 December 2022, your courses after this date will be subject to applicable course costs.  Please talk to us at that time though, as you might be eligible for fees-free study or other options to cover the rest of your tuition fees.