Where Production Meets Post Harvest (Micro-credential)

Fruition Horticulture (BOP) Limited

Subject area

Crop Production


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Entry requirements

- Successful completion of a Level 4 certificate or above (or equivalent), preferably in the Primary Industries subject area, OR

- For applicants 20 years or older without any of the above academic criteria, evidence of relevant knowledge and experience, and the ability to undertake tertiary study at Curriculum Level 6 is required. In this case the applicant will be required to participate in an enrolment interview with the purpose of verifying the evidence.

In exceptional circumstances an applicant who does not meet the academic entry requirements may be granted entry to the micro-credential Where Production Meets Post Harvest where they supply evidence to satisfy the Academic Committee of their ability to succeed on the programme.

Students must demonstrate significant workplace experience (eg a supervisory and/or management role OR equivalent) within the horticulture industry.

Students will be required to provide evidence that they can progress through the programme of study. This may require any or more of the following:
- Pre-Enrolment Interview
- Challenge assessments
- Submission of a portfolio of work

English language
Tuition is conducted in the English language. Fruition Horticulture requires all its students to be sufficiently competent in English to enable them to take part in academic study successfully. If English is not the learners/nga ākongo first language, they will need to demonstrate that their English is good enough to study successfully at university/tertiary level.

Fruition recognises achievement through an IELTS academic score of 6.0 overall, with no individual component less than 5.5. Further information on equivalent test can be found at https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/about-us/our-role/legislation/nzqa-rules/nzqf-related-rules/the-table/

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The rationale of the proposed micro-credential in application 'Where Production Meets Post Harvest' is the alignment potential within Aotearoa New Zealand's research and consultancy services and the Fruition organisation's ability to support the New Zealand horticultural sectors. The micro-credential will enhance advanced technical and management capability in primary industries; particularly within the horticulture and viticulture. The need for higher education provision related to building capability is critical for the horticultural industry. A smaller, stackable qualification affords Māori and Pasifika people the opportunity to learn, while managing community and whānau commitments.

The target students for this micro-credential 'Where Production Meets Post Harvest' are current employees within horticulture workplace environments that demonstrate industry experience and who wish to extend their academic training and/or formalise their industry experience toward recognition in advanced technical skills and management capability for the sector. The micro-credential supports under-served learners, attempting to dismantle physical or mental barriers to learning, through online delivery options, contextualised and responsive learning outcomes and workplace/community cohesion.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Phone: (07) 928 5350
Fax: (07) 928 5355
Email: sandyscarrow@fruition.net.nz
Web: http://www.fruition.ac.nz

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