New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture Production (Fruit Production) (Level 4) - on campus

Learn on campus at our ten-hectare crop production facility where wine grapes and cherries are grown. Enjoy a 50-50 mix of theoretical and practical studies, and undertake work experience within Central Otago's extensive horticulture industry.

About the programme

Further develop the fundamental skills and knowledge required of horticulturists in orchards or vineyards while you work.

A 50/50 mix of theoretical and practical studies, this on-campus programme is for domestic students only.

Employment opportunities are extremely diverse in the fruit production industry and, with motivation and hard work, you may find yourself working as an irrigation technician, fruit grower, vineyard supervisor or even at the head of your own business. This qualification will help you take the next step up. 

We also offer this programme as an online, work-based qualification - find out more

This qualification is a 50-50 mix of theoretical and practical studies. Your learning will be based at our ten-hectare crop production facility where wine grapes and cherries are grown.

You will also undertake work experience within Central Otago's extensive horticulture industry, enabling you to develop real-world skills and forge important relationships.

Courses

  • Viticulture Canopy Management (15 credits)
  • Orchard Canopy Management (15 credits)
  • Soils and Water (15 credits)
  • Seasonal Tasks (15 credits)
  • Plant Science (15 credits)
  • Machinery, Tools and Equipment (10 credits)
  • Communication (10 credits)

Further study options

Advance your knowledge with our Level 5 Fruit Production programme.

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.