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 Agriculture (General Skills) (Level 2) – Taratahi

This certificate is ideal if you're already working in farming but want to up-skill and/or formalise your current work experience. Or, it's also perfect if you're new to the agriculture industry and are wanting to acquire some fundamental knowledge before pursuing a future in farming. Subject areas include hazard identification and control, use of agricultural vehicles including 4WDs, basic fencing, workplace safety, use of chainsaws and agrichemicals, and first aid.

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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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Gordon Reid

Students taught by me will be challenged to put the principles learnt in class to the best interests of not only themselves but for the good of the globe.

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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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