Otago Polytechnic

Standard Growsafe short course


Central Otago

One day, 9.00am to 5.00pm

On campus

23 July (Full), 13 Aug (Full), 17 Sept (Full), 24 Sept (Full), 22 Oct (Full), 28 Oct, 12 Nov, 10 Dec.
  • Location
    Study breaks
  • Central Otago
    22 October 2020
  • Central Otago
    12 November 2020
Learn how to apply agrichemicals safely and accurately, according to the Agrichemical User Code of Practice NZS8409.

This one-day course is held at the Central Otago Campus, Bannockburn Road, Cromwell. 

Please note: This course is subject to minimum numbers enrolling. 

2020 Dates

23 July (Full), 13 Aug (Full), 17 Sept (Full), 24 Sept (Full), 22 Oct (Full), 28 Oct, 12 Nov, 10 Dec.

Requirements for the programme

One assessment must be passed to gain the qualification and you also need to complete the course workbook. You will also need to supply evidence of at least 8 spray applications (a Spray Diary) and bring a list of all the Agrichemicals you work with.


The lecture will focus your studies on areas relating to the use of the Growsafe manual. You will learn how to use the Growsafe manual to find relevant information and make appropriate decisions relating to agrichemicals.

Complete the Growsafe workbook

On successful completion of the course, the assessment and you have supplied your completed Spray Diary and chemical lists you will receive the Standard Growsafe Certificate.

If you wish to gain a Certified Handler Certificate please discuss your requirements with your tutor.


Wayne King

Wayne has over 40 years' experience in Horticultural Management in Central Otago including Pest & Disease Management, Consultancy work, and Registered Spray Calibrator.

For more information

Please contact the Central Otago Campus, phone 0800 765 9276.

To apply

Please click the apply button in the top right-hand corner of this webpage to begin the application process.

For help with applications, please contact centralotago@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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