Qualification Overview

Qualification Title 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, and Sports Turf
Qualification Type Certificate
Level 3
Credits 55 - 80
Subject Area
  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies » Horticulture and Viticulture » Horticulture
Strategic Purpose Statement
The purpose of this qualification is to provide the horticulture industry with individuals who have the skills and knowledge to assist with a range of core tasks relevant to a horticulture industry sector.

The qualification is stranded to recognise the specific skills and knowledge for horticulture production sectors.

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 that are able to carry out tasks in a safe, appropriate, and effective manner.

This qualification is ideal for people who may have some general experience, or have a desire to work, in the horticulture industry who want to develop their skills and knowledge in a specific horticultural industry sector.

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

- Work as an effective member of a team including communication and interaction with team members and colleagues relevant to a role in the horticulture sector.

Graduates of the Amenity strand will also be able to:
- Carry out routine maintenance of parks and open spaces.
- Carry out routine maintenance of plants and gardens in parks and open spaces.

Graduates of the Arboriculture strand will also be able to:
- Carry out routine arboriculture duties and site clean-up.
- Carry out routine tree planting and care.

Graduates of the Cemetery strand will also be able to:
- Dig, reinstate, disinter, shore, and maintain graves.

Graduates of the Fruit Production strand will also be able to:
- Carry out routine seasonal fruit production tasks.

Graduates of the Indoor Crop Production strand will also be able to:
- Carry out routine seasonal indoor crop production tasks.

Graduates of the Outdoor Vegetable Production strand will also be able to:
- Carry out routine seasonal outdoor vegetable production tasks.

Graduates of the Landscape Construction strand will also be able to:
- Carry out routine tasks associated with the implementation of a landscape design.

Graduates of the Nursery Production strand will also be able to:
- Carry out routine nursery production tasks.

Graduates of the Post-Harvest strand will also be able to:
- Carry out operational tasks within post-harvest production systems.
- Co-ordinate the availability of inventory and consumables for continuous post-harvest grading and packing.

Graduates of the Sports Turf strand will also be able to:
- Carry out routine maintenance of sports surfaces consistent with enterprise and sports code specifications.
Education pathways
This qualification may build on the New Zealand Certificate in Primary Industry Skills (Level 2) (Ref: 2218) and may lead on to the relevant strand of the New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture Production (Level 4) with strands in Fruit Production, Indoor Production, Outdoor Vegetable Production, Nursery Production, Post-Harvest (Ref: 2676), or 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 are likely to be employed as:
Amenity - assistant amenity gardener
Arboriculture - arborist grounds person
Cemetery - burial grounds person
Landscape Construction - landscape labourer
Sports Turf - school grounds person, golf course labourer, bowls greenkeeper, racetrack labourer
Fruit Production - orchard worker, vineyard worker
Indoor Production - greenhouse worker
Outdoor Vegetable Production - crop worker, seasonal hand
Nursery Production - nursery worker, budder, grafter
Post-harvest - post harvest worker.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
There are no regulatory body or legislative requirements.
Education Organisation 13 Organisations can assist in gaining this qualification
Developed By Primary Industry Training Organisation
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 2678
Status Current
Created August 2015
Last Reviewed August 2015
Next Review May 2020
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