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NZ Certificate in Horticulture Production (Fruit Production strand) (Level 4)

Study Options



20 weeks


Level 4

Grow your career in horticulture

The NZ Certificate in Horticulture Production (Fruit Production strand) (Level 4) programme covers the implementation and monitoring of fruit crops to achieve production goals and standards through orchard operations, protection and management techniques.

As a graduate of the programme you will be able to pursue a professional career as an Orchard Leading Hand, Foreman, Manager or future Owner/Operator. In particular, the programme is designed to:

  • Provide stimulating collegial support for workers in horticulture.
  • Offer work-place based training with supported theory study at EIT | Te Pūkenga.
  • Provide a pathway for ongoing and further study in horticulture.


Hawke’s Bay offering

There is one entry date per year:

  • January

Tairāwhiti offering

There are two entry dates per year:

  • February
  • July


Entry requirements

English language entry requirements

Your future career and study opportunities

On successful completion you can pursue employment as:

  • Orchard Supervisor
  • Orchard/ Leading Hand
  • Orchard Foreperson

This qualification builds on the NZ Certificate in Horticulture (Fruit Production strand) (Level 3) and leads on to the:

  • NZ Diploma in Horticulture Production (Fruit Production) (Level 5)

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.

Find out more:

Hawke’s Bay Campus
Tairāwhiti Campus


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