NZ Certificate in Horticulture (Fruit Production) (Level 3)

Study Options



20 weeks


Level 3

Grow your career in horticulture

During the length of this programme you will be involved in seasonal production tasks as they relate to the fruit production industry in Tairāwhiti. You will develop your knowledge and skill base which will strengthen your practical application. As a graduate you will be able to undertake such activities as assessing crop health, pruning, irrigation and support structures and effectively communicate within a team.


There is one entry date per year:

  • May


Entry requirements

English language entry requirements

Your future career and study opportunities

On successful completion you can pursue employment in:

  • Contracting
  • Pest management
  • Fruit production

This qualification builds on the NZ Certificate in Primary Industry Skills (Level 2) and the NZ Certificate in Primary Industry Operational Skills (Level 3). On successful completion of the NZ Certificate in Horticulture (Fruit Production) (Level 3) you may choose to continue with your studies by enrolling in the:

  • NZ Certificate in Horticulture Production (Fruit Production) (Level 4)
  • NZ Certificate in Sustainable Primary Production (Level 4)

Academic learning services

Academic Learning Services is here to assist you on your journey towards the successful completion of your studies at EIT | Te Pūkenga. 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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