Where to study?

1

Palmerston North
Massey University
Massey offers a range undergraduate & postgraduate degrees, diplomas and certificates

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Horticulture Science
  • Bachelor of Science – Multiple Majors
  • Bachelor of Agribusiness (Minor in Hort available)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Hons)
  • Master of Management (Agribusiness)
  • Executive Master of Business Administration
2

Christchurch – Lincoln University
Lincoln is New Zealand’s specialist land-based university, focussing in areas such as horticulture, business and the environment.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Horticulture)
  • Bachelor of Agribusiness & Food Marketing
  • Diploma in Horticulture
  • Diploma in Horticultural Business (Online)
  • Diploma in Horticultural Management
3

Cromwell
Otago Polytechnic – Central Otago Campus
Central is where knowledge and nature come together. The Central Otago region is renowned as a leading summer fruit producer and is a natural paradise for those passionate about a future in New Zealand’s diverse and robust horticulture industry. The Central Otago campus offers a range of Horticultural courses from level 2 to Level 5. Full time or part time, distance and on the job training.

Qualifications:

  • Level 2 – Primary Industry Skills plus English Language
  • Level 3 – Nursery Production (Industry based)
  • Level 3 & 4 – Nursery and Fruit Production
  • Level 4 – Fruit Production (Industry based)
  • Level 5 – Fruit Production
  • Level 3, 4 & 5 – Nursery and Fruit Production (two year pathway for international students)
4

Invercargill
Southern Institute of Technology

Courses in:

  • Bachelor of Applied Management (Agribusiness, Distance)
  • Graduate Certificate in Agribusiness Management (Distance)
  • Graduate Diploma in Agribusiness Management (Distance)
  • NZ Certificate in Horticulture
  • NZ Certificate in Organic Primary Production
  • NZ Certificate in Sustainable Primary Production
5

Nelson – Primary ITO

Courses:

  • NZ Cert Primary Industry Skills L2
  • NZ Cert Vehicles, Machinery and Infrastructure L3
  • NZ Cert Horticulture Production – Fruit Production/Vegetable Indoor Production/Outdoor Production/Postharvest L3 and L4 and NZ Apprenticeship (L3 & L4)
  • NC Horticulture – Nursery Production L3, L4 and NZ Apprenticeship
  • NZ Diploma in Agribusiness Management L5
  • Short courses eg HR/training and tailored courses
6

Nelson – NMIT

A stepping stone to employment in horticulture,  plant nurseries and fruit or vegetable growing enterprises.

Prepare for employment in New Zealand’s extensive horticulture enterprises. Learn online along with practical work-based components supported by weekly hands-on seminars and workshops.

Courses:

  • New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture (General) Level 3
  • New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture Production Level 4
7

Rotorua
Toi-Ohomai Institute of Technology

Courses:

  • Fruit production for profit
  • Introduction to Applied Horticulture (L3)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture Production (L4)
  • New Zealand Certficate in Organic Primary Production (L4)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Pest Operations (L3)
  • New Zealand Diploma in Horticulture Production (L5)
8

Taupo
Toi-Ohomai Institute of Technology

Courses:

  • Fruit production for profit
  • Introduction to Applied Horticulture (L3)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture Production (L4)
  • New Zealand Certficate in Organic Primary Production (L4)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Pest Operations (L3)
  • New Zealand Diploma in Horticulture Production (L5)
9

Tauranga
Toi-Ohomai Institute of Technology

Courses:

  • Fruit production for profit
  • Introduction to Applied Horticulture (L3)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture Production (L4)
  • New Zealand Certficate in Organic Primary Production (L4)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Pest Operations (L3)
  • New Zealand Diploma in Horticulture Production (L5)
10

Tokoroa
Toi-Ohomai Institute of Technology

Courses:

  • Fruit production for profit
  • Introduction to Applied Horticulture (L3)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture Production (L4)
  • New Zealand Certficate in Organic Primary Production (L4)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Pest Operations (L3)
  • New Zealand Diploma in Horticulture Production (L5)
11

Whakatane
Toi-Ohomai Institute of Technology

Courses:

  • Fruit production for profit
  • Introduction to Applied Horticulture (L3)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture Production (L4)
  • New Zealand Certficate in Organic Primary Production (L4)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Pest Operations (L3)
  • New Zealand Diploma in Horticulture Production (L5)
12

Tauranga
Pacific Coast Technical Institute

Courses:

  • Work with employers to design horticulture cadetship programmes
  • National Certificate in Horticulture (Level 3)
  • Good Agricultural Practice (GAP) courses
13

Whangarei – Primary ITO

Courses:

  • NZ Cert Primary Industry Skills L2
  • NZ Cert Vehicles, Machinery and Infrastructure L3
  • NZ Cert Horticulture Production – Fruit Production/Vegetable Indoor Production/Outdoor Production/Postharvest L3 and L4 and NZ Apprenticeship (L3 & L4)
  • NZ Cert Horticulture Services Amenity/Landscape Construction L3 and L4 and NZ Apprenticeship
  • NZ Cert Horticulture Arboriculture L3 L4 and NZ Apprenticeship (L3 & L4)
  • NC Horticulture – Nursery Production L3, L4 and NZ Apprenticeship
  • NZ Diploma in Agribusiness Management L5
  • Short courses eg HR/training and tailored courses
14

Kerikeri – Primary ITO

Courses:

  • NZ Cert Primary Industry Skills L2
  • NZ Cert Vehicles, Machinery and Infrastructure L3
  • NZ Cert Horticulture Production – Fruit Production/Vegetable Indoor Production/Outdoor Production/Postharvest L3 and L4 and NZ Apprenticeship (L3 & L4)
  • NZ Cert Horticulture Services Amenity/Landscape Construction L3 and L4 and NZ Apprenticeship
  • NZ Cert Horticulture Arboriculture L3 L4 and NZ Apprenticeship (L3 & L4)
  • NC Horticulture – Nursery Production L3, L4 and NZ Apprenticeship
  • NZ Diploma in Agribusiness Management L5
  • Short courses eg HR/training and tailored courses
15

Bay of Plenty – Tauranga
Fruition Horticulture (BOP) Ltd

Courses:

  • NZ Diploma in Horticulture Production (Level 6)
  • Lincoln Diploma in Horticulture (Level 5)
  • National Certificate in Horticulture (Level 3 – 4)
  • NZ Certificate in Primary Industry Skills (Level 2)
  • Vakameasina (RSE Worker Training)
  • Health and Safety Courses
  • Growsafe Courses
16

Hawkes Bay – Hastings
Fruition Horticulture (BOP) Ltd

Courses:

  • NZ Diploma in Horticulture Production (Level 6)
  • Lincoln Diploma in Horticulture (Level 5)
  • National Certificate in Horticulture (Level 3 – 4)
  • NZ Certificate in Primary Industry Skills (Level 2)
  • Vakameasina (RSE Worker Training)
  • Health and Safety Courses
  • Growsafe Courses
17

Whangarei
Northtech Northland

Courses:

  • NZ Certificate in Primary Industry Skills L2
  • NZ Certificate in Horticulture L3
  • NZ Certificate in Land Based Sustainability Practices L3
  • NZ Certificate in Sustainable Primary Production
18

Kerikeri
Northtech Northland

Courses:

  • NZ Certificate in Primary Industry Skills L2
  • NZ Certificate in Horticulture L3
  • NZ Certificate in Land Based Sustainability Practices L3
  • NZ Certificate in Sustainable Primary Production
19

Napier
Eastern Institute of Technology

Courses:

  • NZ Certificate in Primary Industry Skills (Agriculture/Ecology/Horticulture) [Level 2]
  • NZ Certificate in Apiculture [Level 3]
  • Ka Hao te Rangatahi – Ecological Landcare
  • Horticulture Trainee Programme [Levels 2-4]
  • NZ Certificate in Horticulture (General) [Level 3]
  • NZ Certificate in Horticulture (Fruit Production) [Level 3]
  • NZ Certificate in Primary Industry Operational Skills [Level 3]
  • Mahinga Kai Te Hoata NZ Certificate in Māori Traditional Food Production, Harvest and Management [Level 3] Fee FREE
  • NZ Certificate in Land Based Sustainability Practices [Level 3] Fee FREE
  • Te Hiringa o te Taiao [Kaupae 4] NZ Certificate in Maori Environment Practices [Level 4]
  • NZ Certificate in Sustainable Primary Production [Level 4]

Diplomas:

  • NZ Diploma in Horticulture (Post Harvest) [Level 5]
  • NZ Diploma in Horticulture Production (Fruit Production) [Level 5]
  • NZ Diploma in Agribusiness Management [Level 5]
  • NZ Diploma in Horticulture Production (Nursery Production) [Level 5]
  • NZ Diploma in Environmental Management [Level 5]
20

Tairawhiti
Eastern Institute of Technology

Courses:

  • NZ Certificate in Primary Industry Skills (Agriculture/Ecology/Horticulture) [Level 2]
  • NZ Certificate in Apiculture [Level 3]
  • Ka Hao te Rangatahi – Ecological Landcare
  • Horticulture Trainee Programme [Levels 2-4]
  • NZ Certificate in Horticulture (General) [Level 3]
  • NZ Certificate in Horticulture (Fruit Production) [Level 3]
  • NZ Certificate in Primary Industry Operational Skills [Level 3]
  • Mahinga Kai Te Hoata NZ Certificate in Māori Traditional Food Production, Harvest and Management [Level 3] Fee FREE
  • NZ Certificate in Land Based Sustainability Practices [Level 3] Fee FREE
  • Te Hiringa o te Taiao [Kaupae 4] NZ Certificate in Maori Environment Practices [Level 4]
  • NZ Certificate in Sustainable Primary Production [Level 4]

Diplomas:

  • NZ Diploma in Horticulture (Post Harvest) [Level 5]
  • NZ Diploma in Horticulture Production (Fruit Production) [Level 5]
  • NZ Diploma in Agribusiness Management [Level 5]
  • NZ Diploma in Horticulture Production (Nursery Production) [Level 5]
  • NZ Diploma in Environmental Management [Level 5]
21

Waikato
Waikato University

Courses:

  • Graduate Certificate in Agribusiness
  • Bachelor of Business (Agribusiness Minor)
  • Mechatronics Engineering – Bachelor of Engineering
22

Kaitaia
Northtech Northland

Courses:

  • NZ Certificate in Primary Industry Skills L2
  • NZ Certificate in Horticulture L3
  • NZ Certificate in Land Based Sustainability Practices L3
  • NZ Certificate in Sustainable Primary Production
23

Nelson
Fruition Horticulture (BOP) Ltd

Courses:

  • NZ Diploma in Horticulture Production (Level 6)
  • Lincoln Diploma in Horticulture (Level 5)
  • National Certificate in Horticulture (Level 3 – 4)
  • NZ Certificate in Primary Industry Skills (Level 2)
  • Vakameasina (RSE Worker Training)
  • Health and Safety Courses
  • Growsafe Courses

Regional Certificates and Diploma

Region Qualification Options
Northland Northtech Northland – Kaitaia, Kerikeri, Whangarei

  • NZ Certificate in Primary Industry Skills L2
  • NZ Certificate in Horticulture L3
  • NZ Certificate in Land Based Sustainability Practices L3
  • NZ Certificate in Sustainable Primary Production
Northland Primary ITO – Kerikeri, Whangarei

  • NZ Cert Primary Industry Skills L2
  • NZ Cert Vehicles, Machinery and Infrastructure L3
  • NZ Cert Horticulture Production – Fruit Production/Vegetable Indoor Production/Outdoor Production/Postharvest L3 and L4 and NZ Apprenticeship (L3 & L4)
  • NZ Cert Horticulture Services Amenity/Landscape Construction L3 and L4 and NZ Apprenticeship
  • NZ Cert Horticulture Arboriculture L3 L4 and NZ Apprenticeship (L3 & L4)
  • NC Horticulture – Nursery Production L3, L4, and NZ Apprenticeship
  • NZ Diploma in Agribusiness Management L5
  • Short courses eg HR/training and tailored courses
Waikato/BoP Toi Ohomai – Rotorua, Taupo, Tauranga, Tokoroa, Whakatane

  • Fruit production for profit
  • Introduction to Applied Horticulture (L3)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture Production (L4)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Organic Primary Production (L4)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Pest Operations (L3)
  • New Zealand Diploma in Horticulture Production (L5)
BoP Pacific Coast Technical Institute – Tauranga

  • Work with employers to design horticulture cadetship programs
  • National Certificate in Horticulture (Level 3)
  • Good Agricultural Practice (GAP) courses
East Coast Eastern Institute of Technology- Tairawhiti, Napier

  • NZ Certificate in Primary Industry Skills (Agriculture/Ecology/Horticulture) [Level 2]
  • NZ Certificate in Apiculture [Level 3]
  • Ka Hao te Rangatahi – Ecological Landcare
  • Horticulture Trainee Programme [Levels 2-4]
  • NZ Certificate in Horticulture (General) [Level 3]
  • NZ Certificate in Horticulture (Fruit Production) [Level 3]
  • NZ Certificate in Primary Industry Operational Skills [Level 3]
  • Mahinga Kai Te Hoata NZ Certificate in Māori Traditional Food Production, Harvest and Management [Level 3] Fee FREE
  • NZ Certificate in Land Based Sustainability Practices [Level 3] Fee FREE
  • Te Hiringa o te Taiao [Kaupae 4] NZ Certificate in Maori Environment Practices [Level 4]
  • NZ Certificate in Sustainable Primary Production [Level 4]

Diplomas:

  • NZ Diploma in Horticulture (Post Harvest) [Level 5]
  • NZ Diploma in Horticulture Production (Fruit Production) [Level 5]
  • NZ Diploma in Agribusiness Management [Level 5]
  • NZ Diploma in Horticulture Production (Nursery Production) [Level 5]
  • NZ Diploma in Environmental Management [Level 5]
Nelson/Tasman Primary ITO/NMIT – Nelson

  • NZ Cert Primary Industry Skills L2
  • NZ Cert Vehicles, Machinery and Infrastructure L3
  • NZ Cert Horticulture Production – Fruit Production/Vegetable Indoor Production/Outdoor Production/Postharvest L3 and L4 and NZ Apprenticeship (L3 & L4)
  • NC Horticulture – Nursery Production L3, L4, and NZ Apprenticeship
  • NZ Diploma in Agribusiness Management L5
  • Short courses eg HR/training and tailored courses
Otago Otago Polytechnic – Central Otago Campus – Cromwell

  • Level 3 – NZ Certificate in Horticulture (Online)
  • Level 3 – NZ Certificate in Land-based Sustainable Primary Production
  • Level 3 – Nursery Production (Industry based)
  • Level 3 & 4 – Nursery and Fruit Production (on-campus)
  • Level 4 – Fruit Production (Industry based)
  • Level 5 – Fruit Production (on-campus or online in your workplace)
  • Level 3, 4 & 5 – Nursery and Fruit Production (two-year pathway for international students)

University Degrees and Diplomas

Massey University – Palmerston North

Massey offers a range of undergraduate & postgraduate degrees

  • Bachelor of Horticulture Science
  • Bachelor of Science – Multiple Majors
  • Bachelor of Agribusiness (Minor in Hort available)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Hons)
  • Master of Management (Agribusiness)
  • Executive Master of Business Administration

 

Lincoln University – Christchurch

Lincoln is New Zealand’s specialist land-based university, focussing on areas such as horticulture, business, and the environment.

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Horticulture)
  • Bachelor of Agribusiness & Food Marketing
  • Diploma in Horticulture
  • Diploma in Horticultural Business (Online)
  • Diploma in Horticultural Management

 

Waikato University – Waikato

  • Graduate Certificate in Agribusiness
  • Bachelor of Business (Agribusiness Minor)
  • Mechatronics Engineering – Bachelor of Engineering

Industry Leadership Courses

GoHort Emerging Leaders Development Programme

(Nelson/Tasman) starts 22 July 2021 – Applications now open to Team Leaders and 2ICs.

Develop your skills, tools, and confidence to lead yourself and others more effectively.

Modules include: Understanding the importance of Emotional Intelligence, Developing Self Awareness, Managing your emotions, Resolving Conflict, Delegation, Building relationships with others to lead confidently.

Programme dates:
  • In person Workshops – 22 July and 21 October – Upper Moutere, 9 am to 1.30 pm
  • Online Zoom workshops: – 12 Aug, 26 Aug, 9 Sept, 23 Sept, 7 Oct, 9 am to 10.30 am
  • Plus: individual coaching and app-based learning resources
Applications have closed for this Pilot.

Facilitated by Emerge and Transform Coaching’s Sha Perera, experienced in running this programme in the rural sector.

HortNZ Leadership Program

Applications have now closed for 2021. Watch here for 2022.

Scholarships

Horticulture New Zealand

Please see www.hortnz.co.nz/scholarships 

$500 Industry Training Scholarships

These scholarships are available to industry trainees studying towards a certificate or diploma.  They provide assistance and acknowledge the achievements of those studying and working at the same time.

$4500 Undergraduate Scholarships

HortNZ is again offering undergraduate scholarships in 2022.  These are to support people undertaking undergraduate study in horticulture or related fields.

These scholarships also include complimentary attendance at the Horticulture Conference 2022.

$10,000 Postgraduate Scholarships x 2

Horticulture New Zealand (HortNZ) is offering a $10,000 scholarship in 2022.  The scholarship is available to people undertaking postgraduate study in horticulture or related fields.

Please note that all scholarships are for one year. 

GrowingNZ Scholarship Directory

Please see – https://www.growingnz.org.nz/scholarships.php

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