New Zealand Diploma in Horticulture Production (Fruit Production) or (Wine Growing) (Level 5)

Progress your career by gaining the knowledge and skills to become a competent leader in the fruit production or wine grape production industries. Study online to complement your work in the industry and graduate with the skills to manage an orchard or vineyard.

Domestic

Duration
2 Years Part-time
Level
5
Credits
120
Fees
$7,319*
*Approximate full qualification tuition fee
Delivery
Online with block course(s)
Location
Work-based
Intakes
Flexible

International

Duration
2 Years Part-time
Level
5
Credits
120
Fees
$25,576*
*Approximate full qualification tuition fee
Delivery
Online with block course(s)
Location
Work-based
Intakes
Flexible

What You Study

Courses

Fruit Production focus
Course name Credits
Leadership in the Orchard 15
Fruit Crop Development and Quality 15
Weather and Fruit Crop Protection 15
Orchard Soils, Water and Nutrition Management 15
Orchard Crop Protection 15
Orchard Planning and Management 30
Industry Practice - Orchard 15
Total 120
Wine Growing focus
Course name Credits
Leadership in the Vineyard 15
Wine Grape Development and Quality 15
Weather and Wine Grape Protection 15
Vineyard Soils, Water and Nutrient Management 15
Vineyard Crop Protection 15
Industry Practice - Vineyard 15
Vineyard Planning and Management 30
Total 120

 

Block courses

All courses will be run in blocks for industry-based learners, and timed to avoid busy periods in the industry. Please email jason.barry@op.ac.nz for more information.

Further study options

Continue your learning with degree and postgraduate-level horticulture programmes at Lincoln University and Massey University in New Zealand. 

Entry

Entry requirements

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

Selection process

Applications 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 central@op.ac.nz or call 0800 762 786.

Fees

Domestic fees

Full tuition
Standard
$7,319

International fees

Full tuition
Standard
$25,576

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.

Application

A change for 2023 enrolments

When you apply to study with Otago Polytechnic in 2023, 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.

Get in touch

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