New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture (General) (Level 3)

Dargaville, Kaikohe, Kaitaia, Whangarei
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About this programme

This programme teaches 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.

What you will learn

Graduates of this qualification will be able to apply knowledge of plant and soils science to the identification, selection, and growing of plants. You will also be able to apply knowledge of growing systems and environments to the establishment and cultivation of plants.

Entry requirements

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.

Qualification gained

New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture (General) (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

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Heidelind Luschberger
Heidelind Luschberger

My passion is to raise peoples awareness of their environment and of what we are doing as a people so that they are inspired to make changes in their everyday lives. That’s what changes the world!




Full time


1 semester

Start Dates

Dargaville: 17 Feb 2020
18 May 2020

Kaikohe: 17 Feb 2020
18 May 2020

Kaitaia: 17 Feb 2020
18 May 2020

Whangarei: 17 Feb 2020
18 May 2020

Cost Incl. GST (Approx):

Domestic: Fees Free for 2019

International: Programme not open to international students

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Phone 0800 162 100
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