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NZ Diploma in Horticulture Production (Nursery Production) [Level 5]

Study Options

Full-time, Part-time


1 year


Level 5

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Grow Your Potential

The New Zealand Diploma in Horticulture Production (Nursery Production) [Level 5] has been developed with industry to provide specialist technical skills and knowledge in the nursery sector.  This diploma programme will provide you with a working knowledge of plant growth techniques, nursery industry standards and management suitable for the plant nursery environment.

EIT has a working nursery environment based in Taradale, Hawke’s Bay and you will visit a range of nursery operations throughout the programme. EIT has connections with industry experts that will enhance your learning and will provide you with relevant industry based knowledge.


As a student of the New Zealand Diploma in Horticulture Production (Nursery Production) [Level 5] you will cover the following:


  • Plant Health management
  • Planning plant production
  • Nursery plant propagation and growing
  • Leadership skills
  • Plant biology
  • Human resource and management skills
  • Management of agrichemicals
  • Safe working practices in the nursery environment

Career Opportunities & Outcomes

Possible jobs and career opportunities can include:

  • Wholesale or retail nursery employment
  • Plant propagator
  • Nursery assistant manager or manager depending on previous experience

This qualification may build on the NZ Certificate in Horticulture General Level 3 or NZ Certificate in Sustainable Primary Production Level 4.


Starts: February and July


Entry Requirements

International Entry Requirements

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



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.