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Qualification Title New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture Services (Level 4) with strands in Amenity, Arboriculture, Cemetery, Landscape Design, Landscape Construction, and Sports Turf
Qualification Type Certificate
Level 4
Credits 60 - 185
Subject Area
  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies » Horticulture and Viticulture » Horticulture
Strategic Purpose Statement
The purpose of this qualification is to provide the horticulture service industry with individuals who have the skills and knowledge to supervise day to day operations in a horticulture subsector or area within a subsector.

The qualification is stranded to recognise the specific skills and knowledge required to take responsibility for the daily operations in the amenity, arboriculture, cemetery, landscape design, landscape construction, or sports turf sector.

Learners will benefit by having a qualification within a training pathway that recognises progression through the industry, as well as increased skills and knowledge acquisition to enable improved job performance.

The horticulture industry will benefit by having staff with the skills and knowledge to contribute to more efficient and effective operations.

This qualification is ideally suited to people who are experienced workers in the horticulture industry.

Graduates will be capable of working in a self-managed capacity and may have some responsibility for the performance of others.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Supervise and provide instruction to team members using a range of effective communication and interpersonal skills relevant to a horticulture sector.

Graduates of the Amenity strand will also be able to:
- Implement and monitor a management plan for the care of parks and open spaces
- Implement and monitor a seasonal management plan to achieve functional and aesthetic effects of plants, and management of their health and vigour

Graduates of the Arboriculture strand will also be able to:
- Carry out routine tree maintenance and management activities at heights and around hazards
- Carry out tree removal

Graduates of the Cemetery strand will also be able to:
- Carry out and oversee cremations, interments, and dis-interments of caskets and ash
- Carry out and oversee the installation and maintenance of features and infrastructure in the cemetery environment

Graduates of the Landscape Design strand will also be able to:
- Create a garden design

Graduates of the Landscape Construction strand will also be able to:
- Construct a landscape design from plans

Graduates of the Sports Turf strand will also be able to:
- Implement a sports turf management programme consistent with enterprise and sports turf specifications
Education pathways
This qualification may build on the relevant strand of the New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture (Level 3) [Ref: 2678].

The Amenity, Landscape Construction, and Sports Turf strands may lead on to the relevant strand of the New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture Services (Level 5) [Ref: 2675].

The Landscape Design strand may lead on to the Design strand of the New Zealand Diploma in Landscape (Level 5) with strands in Design and Construction [Ref: 2888].

The Arboriculture strand may lead on to the New Zealand Certificate in Arboriculture (Level 5) with strands in Supervisory Operations, and Technical Operations [Ref: 2670].
Employment pathways
Graduates of this qualification are likely to be employed as:
Amenity - amenity gardener, collection curator, grounds person, amenity contractor.
Arboriculture- arborist, climbing arborist, practitioner arborist, utility arborist.
Cemetery - burial technician, sexton.
Landscape Design - garden or small scale designers.
Landscape Construction - landscape leading hand.
Sports turf - greenkeeper, groundsman, turf manager, racetrack supervisor.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification.
Education Organisation 8 Organisations can assist in gaining this qualification
Developed By Primary Industry Training Organisation
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 2674
Status Current
Created August 2015
Next Review July 2020
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