Otago Polytechnic

Grafting short course


Central Otago

3 days, 9.00am-3.00pm

On campus

To be confirmed
Learn how to graft and bud fruit trees for domestic or commercial trees.

Discover how to change your single variety of fruit tree into one with four, five or more varieties of fruit on the same tree.


This is a three day course with each day running from 9.00am-3.00pm (two days of the course run during May with a follow up in early November):

  • Wednesday 17 and Wednesday 24 May, and
  • Wednesday 1 November 2017.
For more information

Please contact Jo.Wakelin@op.ac.nz or Alex.Huffadine@op.ac.nz or phone 0800 765 9276 to register your interest for next year's course.


Graft mature fruit plants – 10 credits.

Materials and clothing

Please wear warm clothing suitable for learning in an outdoor environment. All materials and equipment are supplied for this course. 


These courses are based around unit standards within the National Certificate in Horticulture (Level 4) qualification. If you wish to officially gain the unit standard(s), you can sit an assessment and will receive a certificate recognising your achievement.

If you are learning for interest, you do not have to sit an assessment and will receive a Certificate of Attendance to demonstrate that you completed the course.   

To enrol

Please complete the short course enrolment form and return to our Central Otago campus.

For help with enrolments, please contact Barbara.Emmit@op.ac.nz 


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.

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