Get your hands dirty
Learn industry-relevant theories of plant and soils science, growing systems and environments, which underpin practical capabilities in a range of horticulture sectors. You’ll learn workplace health and safety, soil and plant properties, developing organic and/or nursery production, safe and proper chemical and fertiliser use, and landscaping.
Become an equipment guru
Learn about tractors and machinery, quads and side-by-sides, chainsaws and motorised gear, fencing and crop support, water supply, irrigation and drainage. Identification, Assessment and Controls for hazards in the workplace will be applied throughout the entire course. Giving you the ability to assess on the go as you move practically through the workplace.
What you will learn
Health and Safety plays a huge role in the modern day Primary Industries sector. With accredited knowledge and certification of the selected course topics, you will gain the edge over other applicants for job opportunities in this field by adding this training to your record.
Orchard and Nursery skills
Plant health and production
Vehicle training including quads
Machinery use including chainsaws
Watering and Crop support construction
First Aid Training
All applicants must:
be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences
be able to read, write, and communicate in English at a basic level
be physically able to complete the programme specific outcomes.
New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture (General) (Level 3) and New Zealand Certificate in Primary Industry Operational Skills (Level 3)
Courses and programmes may be cancelled, postponed or have their content or configuration changed from time to time (including during the academic year) at the discretion of NorthTec. Fees are an indication, include GST and apply to domestic students only. View terms and conditions