New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture (Nursery Production) (Level 3) - on campus

Develop your green thumb by propagating, transplanting, and caring for plants in our Central Otago nursery. You will build your experience and knowledge of the techniques needed to grow commercial nursery crops, as well as identifying, naming, and selecting plants for a range of sites.

About the programme

Develop your green thumb skills in propagating, transplanting, and caring for plants. You will build your experience and knowledge of the techniques needed to propagate and grow commercial nursery crops, as well as identifying, naming, and selecting plants for a range of sites.

The best part about studying nursery at Otago Polytechnic is our hands-on approach to learning. You will gain practical growing experience in our Cromwell nursery.

This qualification is a mix of theoretical and practical studies, and your learning will be based in the campus plant nursery and modern glasshouses.

Courses

You will build your experience and knowledge of the techniques required to propagate and grow commercial nursery crops, as well as identifying, naming and selecting plants for a range of sites. The courses in this programme include:

  • Communication (10 credits)
  • Nursery Plant Care (15 credits)
  • Plant Identification and Selection (15 credits)
  • Propagation (15 credits)
  • Plant Science (15 credits)

We are part of Te Pūkenga

When you apply to study with Otago Polytechnic, you will be enrolled with Te Pūkenga, the new national network of vocational and applied education in Aotearoa New Zealand. You will learn in the same way, in the same place, and with the same people, and you will graduate with a Te Pūkenga qualification.

Disclaimer

While every effort is made to ensure that this sheet is accurate, Otago Polytechnic reserves the right to amend, alter or withdraw any of the contained information. The fees shown in this document are indicative only. Both domestic and international fees are subject to change and are dependent on the development and implementation of Government policies. Please note that additional fees may from time to time be required for external examination, NZQA fees and/or additional material fees.