1 year of full-time
equivalent study, taken part-time
Available at Palmerston North (Turitea) P
Available Extramurally E
To be successful in the
New Zealand horticulture industry a sound understanding is required of the
scientific, technological and business management principles and techniques
that underpin horticulture. The Certificate in Horticulture provides such a
background. The programme is based on a selection of papers from the BApplSc
degree and is designed for part-time extramural study. Not all papers will be
available every year. The selection of papers is such that a broad-based
educational package in horticulture is provided. To complete the Certificate
100 points are required which is equivalent to one year of full-time study.
There is no industry practical work requirement for the qualification.
The Certificate allows
students to specialise in either production or landscape horticulture.
Students who may decide to study horticulture beyond the Certificate will be
able to credit papers to the BApplSc degree.
It is important not to confuse this qualification with Certificates in
Horticulture offered by other training providers. Such certificates are at
levels 1-4 on the NZQA Framework, while University certificates cover levels
5-7 on the NZQA Framework.
The entry requirements
for the CertHort are as for the Bachelor of Applied Science degree.
The CertHort is a 100
points (8 papers) qualification. Students select 37.5 points (3 papers) from
either the production horticulture or landscape horticulture series of papers.
Within the production series, students follow a cut flower, fruit, nursery or
vegetable industry interest by building appropriate crop profiles throughout
the series of papers. The remaining 62.5 points (5 papers) are selected from a
list of papers which cover the disciplines of soil science, engineering,
horticulture, management, plant health and plant science.
Students completing the landscaping option can develop specialisations in
design, plant management or turf management.
For an indepth
explanation of the Bachelor of Applied Science Programme and the papers
offered, click here