Study landscape construction for free^

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

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, this programme is free^ until 31 December 2022. For terms and conditions, more information, and other programmes covered by this scheme, click here.

Programme highlights

­­Spend your day working outdoors.

Study for a career in landscaping to make the most of your love of working with your hands in the great outdoors.

You'll get hands-on experience in landscaping. Find out how to identify plant species and learn essential safety requirements.

When you graduate, become a landscape gardener or landscape labourer. You'll have the skills top landscaping and gardening companies are looking for.

This strand is also for anyone already working in the industry who wants to get a formal qualification.

Upon successful completion of this programme you could complete the New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture Services (Level 4) with a strand in Landscape Construction in only 17 weeks.

Aspects of this programme are physically demanding, please talk with an Ask Me! agent if you face fitness or mobility challenges.

Key facts

Start month(s)

February, July

Study location(s)

MIT Ōtara

Level 3
Domestic fees

Free^

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Youth Guarantee (fees-free*)

Not available

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Programme code NZ2678-02
Duration

Full-time for 17 teaching weeks, 3 days per week.

Study method

Full-time

Credits 75
International fees Not available to international students
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship (fees-free*)

Not available

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Qualification leads to

New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture (Level 3) 

with strands in Amenity, Arboriculture, Cemetery, Fruit Production, Indoor Crop Production, Outdoor Vegetable Production, Landscape Construction, Nursery Production, Post-Harvest, and Sports Turf


Entry requirements

General

Open entry for domestic students

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

English language entry requirements

You will need English language competence to undertake this programme which is taught and assessed in English (an assessment may be required if your first language is not English).

 
 

Programme structure

You will need to complete the below four courses (75 credits):

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.

862.404 Landscape site set-out (20 credits)

Identify simple parts of a landscape design plan, set out a landscape construction site from plans.

862.405 Hard landscaping (20 credits)

Carry out hard landscaping construction, work safely in a landscape construction situation.

Key dates and timetables

To find the key dates and timetables of this programme, please view the horticulture and landscaping calendar.

Career opportunities

Career opportunities include being a landscape labourer and landscape gardener. For potential salaries visit careers.govt.nz.

MIT is becoming Te Pūkenga

Vocational education in Aotearoa is changing to better meet the needs of learners like you.

As part of this transformational change, MIT will next year become fully part of Te Pūkenga, a national network delivering skills training in a wide range of locations throughout Aotearoa. This means that while you’re applying with MIT now, from Semester 1, 2023 when you enrol you’ll become a Te Pūkenga learner.

The new system has the success and wellbeing of learners at its heart, and a review of all programmes is currently underway to help support this, including the programme that you’ve enrolled with. The aim is to make qualifications more portable, consistent and closely aligned with the needs of industry, and more in tune with where the world is headed.

As the programme review is ongoing, the courses outlined may be liable to change over time. Rest assured that we’ll notify you of any material changes to delivery that might impact what you’re studying, where you’re studying or the ways you’re learning.

Information is correct as at 21 April 2022. Programme fees are based on a full-time student and 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 2022 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2022 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2022 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here www.manukau.ac.nz/cssf. Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2022 are based on the 2021 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2022. 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 Limited is accredited under the provisions of the Education and Training Act 2020. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.

^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.