New Zealand Diploma in Horticulture Production (Level 5) with a strand in Nursery Production

Programme highlights

Turn your passion for gardening into a career with MIT.

You will build on your existing practical skills, and learn how to grow a batch of crops through from the propagation stage through to the sales point.

You will also develop supervisory and management skills and gain an in-depth understanding of how the horticultural industry in New Zealand functions.

This qualification also covers:

  • How to manage a nursery, develop plant protection programmes and plan a crop growing schedule
  • How to function effectively during practical work experience
  • Staff supervision and leadership skills.

This programme includes 112 hours of work experience in nurseries.

When you graduate, You'll have the in-demand skills to take on a job as a crop manager, crop technician or production manager.

Or, you can choose to complete further studies in Horticulture.

Key facts

Start Month(s) February, July
Study Location(s) MIT Otara
Level 5
Domestic fees $6,300 (approx.)
Youth Guarantee Not Available
Programme Code NZ2666
Duration

34 weeks (full-time) excluding breaks

Study Method Full-time, Part-time
Credits 120
International Fees Not Available to International Students
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship Not Available
Qualification New Zealand Diploma

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 Academic score of 5.5 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/

Provisional Entry

Students who have attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the minimum entry requirements for a programme will be eligible to be enrolled as a student where their previous educational, work or life experience indicates they have a reasonable likelihood of success. Students who have not attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the required minimum entry requirements for a programme may also be eligible to enrol in exceptional circumstances. Such decisions will be made by the Director/Head of School.

Career opportunities

Learners will have technical skills and knowledge to manage horticulture production operations.  Career opportunities include Crop Manager, Crop Technician, Production Manager.

Programme structure

You must complete the below seven courses (120 credits):

861.520 Introduction to Leadership (15 credits)

Apply leadership skills within a team environment on a specific project.

861.521 The Safe Business (15 credits)

Understand and applying business requirements including regulations and health and safety legislation to achieve business goals.

861.522 The Thriving Business (15 credits)

Manage financial aspects of a business and plan and manage supplies / ordering to meet goals.

861.523 Organisation Operations (15 credits)

Manage day to day operations of a Primary Industries organisation to ensure quality requirements are met.

861.527 Specialist Project Nursery Production A (15 credits)

Plan and manage a crop growing schedule in a nursery production situation.

861.528 Specialist Project Nursery Production B (15 credits)

Manage a nursery crop in a growing situation; plan and mange a nursery plant protection programme for a nursery crop.

861.526 Advanced Work Placement (30 credits)

Demonstrate self-management, professional conduct and communication skills within a horticulture work placement and carry out task relevant to the work placement.

Key dates

To find the start date of your programme intake listed above, please view the trades calendar.

Key information for students

New Zealand Diploma in Horticulture Production (Level 5)

Entry Requirements
Minimum requirements [?] Any minimum or preferred criteria for entry to this qualification. General Open entry for Domestic students 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-internationalstudents/
Detailed requirements [?] Click here for more information on any additional entry criteria for this qualification. More information about entry to this qualification
Duration [?] The minimum amount of time it takes to complete this qualification. 1 Year
Tuition Fees Annual Total Qualification
Student fees [?] Annual:
The annual tuition fees payable by a student to study this qualification, additional to what the government contributes. (This is an average based on recent course enrolments. Your fees may differ depending on your course selection.)

Total Qualification:
The total tuition fees payable by a student to study this qualification, additional to what the government contributes. (This is an average based on recent course enrolments. Your fees may differ depending on your course selection.)
$5,856 $5,856
Government tuition subsidy [?] Annual:
The average annual amount paid by government towards the tuition fees for this qualification, additional to what the student pays. (This is an estimate based on the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)

Total Qualification:
The average total amount paid by government towards the tuition fees for this qualification, additional to what the student pays. (This is an estimate based on the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)
$9,707 $9,707
Total [?] Annual:
The combined total of the annual amount paid by both the student and government towards the tuition fees for this qualification. (This is an estimate based on recent course enrolments and the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)

Total Qualification:
The combined total of the amount paid by both the student and government towards the total tuition fees for this qualification. (This is an estimate based on recent course enrolments and the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)
$15,563 $15,563
Compulsory student services fee
Student loan information [?] Click here for more information on loans and allowances. StudyLink
Student Success
Successful course completions [?] The percentage of students who successfully completed courses towards this qualification last year. 70%
National Graduate Outcomes (3 years after completion)
Median earnings [?] The median represents the middle value for all earnings of young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally. Earnings do not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. $41,296
Earnings range [?] The range shows the upper and lower quartile values representing the one quarter point and three quarters point for all earnings of young graduates who completed qualifications in this subject area. Half of all graduates had earnings within this range. N/A - N/A
In employment [?] This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. N/A
In further study [?] This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. N/A
On a benefit [?] This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. N/A
Note: all KIS information is the most recent available relating to domestic students only.
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Information is correct as at October 2019. 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 2020 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2020 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2020 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 2020 are based on the 2019 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2020. 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.