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Qualification Title New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture (General) (Level 3)
Qualification Type Certificate
Level 3
Credits 60
Subject Area
  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies » Horticulture and Viticulture » Horticulture
Strategic Purpose Statement
The purpose of this qualification is to provide the horticulture sector with graduates who have a theoretical knowledge of plant and soils science, and growing systems and environments, to underpin practical capability in a range of horticulture sectors.

Graduates will benefit by having a breadth of horticulture knowledge and transferable skills valued by the horticulture community which will facilitate improved performance in the workplace and career progression, including to higher levels of study.

The horticulture sector will benefit from being able to recruit graduates who have an understanding of the underpinning science and growing practices used in a wide range of horticulture contexts.

This qualification is designed to be flexible enough to reflect regional and sector variations in demand for transferable skills and knowledge.

Graduates will be capable of working under limited supervision in the horticulture community with responsibility for work outcomes.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Apply knowledge of plant and soils science to the identification, selection and growing of plants.
- Apply knowledge of growing systems and environments to the establishment and growing of plants.
Education pathways
This qualification may build on the New Zealand Certificate in Primary Industry Skills (Level 2) [Ref: 2218] or the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (Level 2) with Vocational Pathways in Primary Industries endorsement.

This qualification may be completed in conjunction with other qualifications at Level 3 including, the New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture (Level 3) with strands in Amenity, Arboriculture, Cemetery, Fruit Production, Indoor Crop Production, Outdoor Vegetable Production, Landscape Construction, Nursery Production, Post-Harvest, Sports Turf [Ref: 2678]. This is the recommended pathway.

This qualification may lead on to the New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture Services (Level 4) with strands in Amenity, Arboriculture, Cemetery, Landscape Design, Landscape Construction, and Sports Turf [Ref: 2674].
Employment pathways
Graduates of this qualification may be employed or self-employed, and/or move flexibly between a range of horticultural enterprises.

This qualification will also be suitable for small block owners or for mature learners who wish to gain knowledge of horticultural science in a range of general horticulture growing systems and practices.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
There are no mandatory prerequisites for this qualification.
Education Organisation 14 Organisations can assist in gaining this qualification
Developed By Primary Industry Training Organisation
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 2677
Status Current
Created June 2015
Next Review May 2020
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