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
International Entry Requirements
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