Whether you enjoy gardening, want to grow food for the whānau or want to start a career in the horticulture industry, our gardening programmes will help you understand the horticultural science that underpins the growing of plants and crops.
Indulge your passion, kickstart your career in horticulture or develop a new gardening skill with one of our horticulture qualifications. You will learn the ins and outs of planting, growing and caring for a range of plants, crops, flowers and gardens.
Our experienced lecturers are here to help you with your learning journey and with our flexible study options, you can weave in a gardening qualification around your everyday life. Gain practical planting experience in our campus living garden, grow your own plants in our nursery or learn online from your own home.
New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture (General) (Level 3) and New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture (Amenity) (Level 3)
If you’re interested in horticulture but don't know where to start, this qualification will give you a great introduction to the industry. You'll learn about sustainable growing methods, permaculture, plant propagation, plant and soil science, and how to identify and grow healthy plants. Graduates will receive both the New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture (General) (Level 3) and the New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture (Level 3) (Amenity).
1 Year Full-time
Gardener, Greenspace Labourer, Grounds Person, Nursery Worker
This fully-supported online qualification gives you a well-rounded education on the fundamentals of growing plants. The four courses that make up this qualification include plant soil and science, plant identification and selection, plant health and sustainable growing.
17 Weeks Full-time
1 Year Part-time
Garden Centre, Gardener, Horticulture Worker, Nursery Worker
Agriculture & Animal Healthcare, Horticulture
Develop your understanding of sustainable development in a land-based context. Learn to identify and apply sustainable practices associated with water, riparian margins, native plants, composting and conservation. Meet the growing demand for people will knowledge in sustainability.
13 Weeks Full-time
Conservationist, Environmental Consultant, Nursery Worker