New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture Services
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About the course
What can I expect out of this qualification?
This qualification is intended for people who are experienced workers in the horticulture industry who want to develop their skills and knowledge to supervise day to day operations in a horticulture services subsector or area within a subsector.
It recognises the specific skills and knowledge of individuals who can, in a self-managed capacity, take responsibility for the daily operations in the amenity, arboriculture, cemetery, garden centre, landscape design, landscape construction, or sports turf sector.
Graduates will be able to work independently and may have some responsibility for the performance of others.
The qualification includes strands that recognise the distinct skills and knowledge for specific horticulture services sectors.
Key Information for Students
2.1 General Academic Admission a) Candidates wishing to enrol on the Amenity strand of this qualification must have completed the New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture (Level 3) with Amenity strand, or equivalent qualifications or work experience to similar level. b) Candidates wishing to enrol on the Arboriculture strand of this qualification must have completed the New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture (Level 3) with Arboriculture strand, or equivalent qualifications or work experience to similar level c) Candidates wishing to enrol on the Landscape Construction strand of this qualification must have the New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture (Level 3) with Landscape Construction strand, or equivalent qualifications or work experience to similar level. d) For candidates wishing to enrol on the Landscape Design strand of this qualification it is recommended that they have the New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture (Level 3) with Landscape Construction strand, however, they can gain entry to this strand by meeting one of the following criteria: i) Based on NZ high school achievement (secondary school study): 40 credits at NCEA Level 1 including 10 Literacy credits and 10 Numeracy credits; or a recognised equivalent; or ii) Based on study completed at a NZ tertiary institution A relevant qualification at NZQF Level 2; or A recognised equivalent qualification; or Equivalent knowledge, skills and experience Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 5.5 in the academic band, with no individual band score lower than 5.0; or equivalent.
See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.
(what you pay)
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.
National Graduate Outcomes
Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:
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