If you enjoy working outdoors then this is the qualification for you. It is a mix of theory and hands on practical training that teaches the fundamentals of horticulture, plant science and naming, pest and disease, soils and gardening skills. This programme gives you an excellent skill base for personal use, further study at a higher level or in a specialist field.
With this programme you’ll get the opportunity to roll up your sleeves and really get stuck in. You’ll find yourself skilling up in botany and soil classes or getting your hands dirty in the shade house, greenhouses or garden plots. There are also extensive plantings on-campus providing you with additional learning opportunities.
The subjects you’ll study are:
- Plant science
- Growing environments
- Plant health
- Propagation and cultivation
- Growing systems
Come in and have a chat about your study options with the staff at our Hawke’s Bay campus. Or, simply give us a call on 0800 22 55 348. And you’re most welcome to visit EIT to view our facilities at any time.
Career Opportunities & Outcomes
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:
- Garden centre employee
- Horticultural contractor
- Horticultural merchandiser
- Nursery assistant
- Parks and reserves gardener
February and various start dates throughout the year.
Entry requirements and entry with credit
International entry requirements
When you have successfully completed this programme you may continue your studies with the Diploma in Horticulture, NZ Certificate in Land Based Sustainability Practices, and the NZ Certificate in Sustainability Primary Production.
Academic Learning Services
Academic Learning Services is here to assist you on your journey towards the successful completion of your studies at EIT. Our aim is for you to become confident, competent and independent learners.
We have dedicated advisors who can assist with your learning.
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