Fees-FREE | NZ Certificate in Horticulture (Fruit Production strand) [Level 3]

Study Options

Full-time, Part-time


20 weeks


Level 3

Grow Your Career in Horticulture

The Fruit Production programme is a programme which offers you stimulating studies and provides a pathway to further your career in many aspects of horticulture, and particularly in fruit production. Our qualifications are designed around industry requirements that as a graduate will see you seamlessly transfer your skills and knowledge in current employment and provide career pathways for progression in the industry.


There are two entry dates per year:

  • January
  • July/August


Entry requirements

Career Opportunities

On successful completion of this qualification you will have gained skills that provide an employment pathway into the following positions:

  • Orchard Leading Hand
  • Foreman

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.

Find out more:

Hawke’s Bay Campus
Tairāwhiti Campus


EIT offers a variety of scholarships across various subjects and programme levels.  Some scholarships are based on your age, some are specific to the subject you want to study.  Not all scholarships are based on your academic ability and anyone wanting to study should investigate what scholarships are available to them.  

You can find a list of EIT scholarships here however there are many more scholarships offered nationally.  Information about these is on an database called “givME”. givME is accessible at EIT or at some public libraries. If you would like to come to EIT to look through the giveME database don’t hesitate to contact scholarships@eit.ac.nz or call in for a chat.