Horticulture

Study for an exciting career in horticulture in a wide range of certificate and diploma programmes in New Zealand’s premium food producing region.

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National Certificate in Horticulture (Practical) – Level 1

Are you ready to cultivate a future in horticulture? If you like getting your hands dirty and making things grow this certificate is for you. From soil types and propagation to irrigation and harvesting, your future nurturing nature starts here.

This programme aims to provide you with the broad knowledge and skills necessary for entry level employment or further study in the horticulture field. Upon graduation possible employment includes working on your own home garden, lifestyle block, community project or in the horticulture industry.

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Johnathon Newbie

Jonathon Newby, Horticulture Cadetship – National Certificate in Horticulture (Advanced) (Fruit Production) (Level 4) Student

My qualification from EIT has enabled me to be employed in the horticulture industry worldwide and also helped me win the NZ National Young Fruit Grower of the Year title.

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Paul Evans

Paul is a Massey graduate and has been with the EIT for three years on a part time basis he grew up on the family farm in the Northern Wairarapa. Paul brings to the course over 20 years’ experience as a Rural Banker with the then National Bank and has banked agribusiness both large and small in the pastoral, horticultural and viticulture sectors here in the Hawke’s Bay.

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Agribusiness Consultant joins EIT Council

Newly appointed to the EIT Council, Gisborne-based agribusiness consultant Hilton Collier believes diversity in educational programmes enhances the interconnectedness of communities like Tairāwhiti read more....

Facilities 

EIT together with Taratahi offer a practical and hands on learning experience.  Our rural section runs a 45 ha. sheep and beef farm with sheep and cattle yards and a woolshed.  Well stocked tractor and implement sheds provide students with the fencing, handpiece and forestry equipment to learn a wide range of agricultural skills.  A demonstration vineyard is sited adjacent to the winery, as well as greenhouses, hydroponics and workrooms.

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