New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture Services (Level 4) in Landscaping

Programme highlights

If you love working outdoors and working with your hands, study landscaping. 

You will learn the right mix of practical skills to transform outdoor spaces.

You will also get hands-on experience working on landscaping projects in our community. Graduate ready to take on a job as a landscape leading hand or gardener.

Key facts

Start Month(s) February, July
Study Location(s) MIT Otara
Level 4
Domestic fees $6,200 (approx.)
Youth Guarantee Not Available
Programme Code NZ2674-02

One year (full-time) or two years (part-time)

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

Entry requirements


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

International students will generally be required to provide evidence of English language proficiency, for this programme an IELTS General or 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:

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

Landscape Leading Hand, Landscape Gardener

Programme structure

You will need to complete the below four courses (120 credits):
Level 3

861.368 Plants and Maintenance (35 credits)

Demonstrate communication skills, interact with team members and colleagues, select and plant plants, carry out routine maintenance tasks for the landscape industry.

Level 4

862.401 Work Placement (30 credits)

Demonstrating communication skills and professional conduct, instructing and supervising team members, carrying out specific landscape tasks.

862.410 Site Set-Out and Hard Landscaping (40 credits)

Identify simple parts of a landscape design plan, set out a landscape construction site from plans, carry out hard landscape construction, work safely in a landscape construction situation.

862.411 Advanced Landscape Site Set Out (15 credits)

Plan and manage the set out of a landscape construction site from drawings/plans.

Key dates

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

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 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.