New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture (General)

Tai Poutini Polytechnic

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20 Weeks

Total student fees


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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

This qualification is intended for people who have a desire to work in the horticulture industry who want to develop their theoretical skills and knowledge in a range of horticulture growing systems and practices.

It recognises horticulture knowledge and transferable skills valued by the horticulture community which will facilitate improved performance in the workplace, entry to a horticulture career and other related career progression, including to higher levels of study.

The qualification is designed to be flexible enough to reflect regional and sector variations in demand for transferable skills and knowledge.

It is also suitable for small block owners or for mature learners who wish to gain knowledge of horticultural science for application in a range of general horticulture sectors.

Graduates will be able to work under limited supervision with responsibility for work outcomes

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

Entry into the New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture (General) (Level 3) will be in accordance with the requirements of the Tai Poutini Polytechnic Academic Statute, and as outlined below. In the case of any discrepancies the Academic Statute overrides all other Tai Poutini Polytechnic documents. Learners must: 1. Be 16 years of age or older 2. Have attained NCEA Level 1, or equivalent 3. Have their application reviewed by Tai Poutini staff to ensure the prospective learner understands what they are committing to and that they have a reasonable chance of success 4. Have access to a computer and internet Note Students may, in some circumstances, be accepted into this programme of study without meeting all of the above requirements. Subject to approval of the MTL ( Manager of Teaching and Learning).

Detailed requirements

See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.


20 Weeks

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$3,720 $3,720
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$4,989 $4,989
Total $8,709 $8,709

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A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.

Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

Median earnings N/A
Earnings range N/A
In employment N/A
In further study N/A
On a benefit N/A

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 800 411
Phone: (03) 769 9400
Fax: (03) 768 4503

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Where does this information come from?

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