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.

Domestic

Duration
1 Year Part-time
Level
4
Credits
90
Fees
$5,507*
*Approximate full qualification tuition fee
Delivery
On campus
Location
Cromwell
Intakes
February

International

Level
4
Credits
90
Fees
$0*
*Approximate full qualification tuition fee

What You Study

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.

Workload

Your workload will vary but will be about three days per week on campus. 

Entry

Skills needed to work in this area

  • An enjoyment of working outdoors
  • Physical fitness
  • Planning and organisational skills
  • Good communication skills
  • An eye for detail.

Entry requirements

  • Open entry
  • If English is not your first language, you must provide:
    • New Zealand University Entrance OR
    • Overall Academic IELTS 5.5 with no individual band score lower than 5.0 (achieved in one test completed in the last two years), OR
    • Acceptable alternative evidence of the required IELTS (see here for NZQA proficiency table and here for list of recognised proficiency tests).

If you need to improve your English language skills, we offer a wide range of English programmes.

Selection process

Applicants will be processed as they are received. If the number of applications exceeds the number of places available, applicants will be placed on a waiting list in the order that they applied.

Want your existing skills recognised?

If you have extensive knowledge and skills due to practical experience in this area, please ask us about our recognition of prior learning process. You may have already gained credits towards this qualification and could achieve it in a shorter timeframe. Please email info@op.ac.nz or call 0800 762 786.

Fees

Domestic fees

First year
Standard
$5,507

Funding help

As this programme is part-time, students generally aren't eligible for student loans or allowances to cover additional costs or living costs. But, some help may be possible depending on your circumstances. Check the Studylink website for more information. 

If you have any questions about student loans and allowances, please email our Studylink Advisor: Amanda.McAra@op.ac.nz

If you're eligible, you may be able to get further tuition fee cover through the Fees Free scheme. 

Fees Free

The Government's Fees Free funding scheme is for domestic learners. This scheme normally pays for your first year of study if you’ve never been enrolled in tertiary study over 60 credits at Level 3 or higher in New Zealand.

You can check your Fees Free eligibility here > 

Fees Free only covers your tuition fees. You would still need to pay for things like accommodation, living costs and placement transport costs.

Tuition fees

The tuition fees shown above are approximate only. There may be a slight fee increase per year once Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) rules and guidelines are applied.

Student Services Fee

For most students, your tuition fee shown above includes a Student Services Fee – also known as the Student Levy. This compulsory fee covers your access to the student services we offer. This cost is tailored depending on how you're studying.

Get in touch

0800 762 786
International +64 3 477 3014
Email: info@op.ac.nz