This horticultural qualification is designed for people who have some general horticulture experience and want to develop specific skills in this exciting, innovative industry.
It's ideally suited to those currently working in the fruit production sector in the Bay of Plenty. The course provides specific knowledge and skills in production growing and harvesting practices and processes, using a range of technologies to support your learning in the classroom and in the field.
It is designed to match the seasonal production cycle. You'll learn to work safely and effectively under limited supervision, with responsibility for your work.
Upon successfully completing the requirements you will receive the award of:
- New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture (Fruit Production) (Level 3)
|Next intake||Oct 2019 View more details|
1 year part-time
|Indicative Fees||$780 total cost of qualification for domestic students View full fees information|
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- Orchard Supervisor
- Orchard Technician
- Team leader
- Research technician
- Orchard leasing
- Trainee Manager
Topics you'll cover
- Teamwork and Communication in the Horticulture Industry
- Fruit Crop Harvesting
- Winter Pruning and Training Fruit Crops
- Fruit Crop Pollination and Thinning
- Summer Pruning Fruit Crops
- Fruit Crop Husbandry
|Indicative Fees||$780 total cost of qualification for domestic students|
Help with fees
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The other is through the government’s ‘fees free’ initiative: If you’re starting tertiary study for the first time you might be eligible for a year’s worth of free fees. Find out more in our FAQ about the government’s fees free initiative.
Student Loans and Allowances
This course meets the requirements for student loan applications through StudyLink.
- A student loan helps to pay for your course fees (the compulsory fees), study materials e.g. books, equipment, and living costs. You'll have to pay this money back.
Find out more and apply at studylink.govt.nz
Scholarships are one way you might be able to get some financial help. Any scholarships specifically related to this course are shown below, otherwise check out the full list of scholarships promoted by Toi Ohomai.
Course Entry Information
You’ll be invited to an information meeting prior to Toi Ohomai offering you a place. This is your opportunity to find out more about the course content and to make sure you're on the most appropriate course for your career aspirations and current level of experience.
For courses at levels 1-3, domestic and international students will be required to:
Complete a diagnostic assessment either prior to or in the first 2 weeks of their study to ensure students can meet adequate literacy and numeracy skills to enable them to meet all academic, health and safety requirements of their programme and to enable appropriate support to be provided.
Provide evidence of ability to complete academic requirements.
Due to health and safety factors, and resourcing constraints, limitations may be placed on the number of students that can be accepted on the course.
English language requirements
Level 3 certificate IELTS General or Academic score of 5 with no band score lower than 5 or completed New Zealand Certificate in English Language Level 3 with an endorsement of either General, Workplace or Academic, or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined by NZQA.
Course Locations and Intake Information
|Tauranga||Windermere Campus||22 Oct 2019|
- 1 year part-time
Further Study Options
Courses Offered at Toi Ohomai
Courses Currently Under Development at Toi Ohomai, or Offered at Other Institutions
- New Zealand Diploma in Horticulture Production (Level 5) (under development and/or pending approval)