NZ Certificate in Sustainable Primary Production [Level 4]

Study Options

Full-time, Part-time


22 Weeks


Level 4

Grow a Career in Horticulture

Develop, implement and monitor sustainable land based production systems. You will be able to work in a self-managed capacity implementing practices of long-term benefit to communities and the environment. Enhance your knowledge and skills in the field of re-vegetation practices.


During this programme you’ll learn about:

  • Evaluating sustainable land based systems
  • Planning for sustainability practices
  • Implementation and monitoring of sustainability practices

Also offered in conjunction with:

  • NZ Certificate in Horticulture (General)



  • July – Hawke’s Bay Campus


Entry requirements

International entry requirements

Study Pathways

This qualification may lead on to the Diploma in Horticulture (Level 5).

Career Opportunities & Outcomes

This qualification may build on the New Zealand Certificate in Land Based Sustainability Practices [Level 3] and may lead on to qualifications in agriculture or horticulture at Level 5 or above.

Graduates of this qualification are likely to be employed as:

  • Growers
  • Farmers
  • Land based practitioners
  • Environmental officers
  • Compliance officers
  • Farm effluent managers

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

Tairawhiti Campus



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