Course Overview

This exciting new part-time horticulture course has been especially developed for those working towards a supervisory position in the fruit production industry.

It is industry focused, meaning you come out with exactly the skills that industry are looking for like production knowledge, teamwork and communication.

The course is delivered part-time over 12 months, and you'll cover a range of supervisory, and seasonal fruit production skills while gaining in-depth knowledge of growing and harvesting processes.

Upon successfully completing the requirements you'll receive the award of:

  • New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture Production (Fruit Production) (Level 4)
Locations Wider BOP/Other
Next intake Jun 2024 View more details
Study options

1 year part-time

Total credits 90
StudyLink assistance Available
Indicative Fees $1,038 for domestic students View full fees information
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Career opportunities

  • Supervisory roles in the fruit production industry, such as orchard/vineyard supervisor or leading hand

Topics you'll cover

Topics are structured around seasonal tasks:

  • Supervisory skills for horticulture
  • Supervise a crop harvest
  • Summer fruit crop pruning and training
  • Winter fruit crop pruning and training
  • Pollination, thinning and crop load management
  • Fruit crop protection standards
  • Pest and disease management
  • Environmental Influences on Production

Course Fees

Indicative Fees * $1,038 for domestic students

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Student Loans and Allowances

This course meets the requirements for student loan applications through StudyLink.

  • A student loan helps to pay for your course fees (the compulsory fees), study materials e.g. books, equipment, and living costs. You'll have to pay this money back.

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Course Entry Information

Entry criteria

You must:

Standard Entry Criteria

Admission, entry, selection, and enrolment into programmes will be in accordance with the Academic Regulations and/or, where approved, specific programme regulations.

English language requirements

Level 4 certificate IELTS General or Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5 or completed New Zealand Certificate in English Language Level 3 with an endorsement of either General, Workplace or Academic, or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined by NZQA.

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Course Locations and Intake Information

Location Campus Start Date
Wider BOP/Other Ōpōtiki Site(s) 10 Jun 2024 Apply now

Study options

  • 1 year part-time

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Further Study Options

Courses Offered at Toi Ohomai

Courses Currently Under Development at Toi Ohomai, or Offered at Other Institutions

New Zealand Diploma in Horticulture Production (Level 5)