National Certificate in Horticulture

(Practical) Level 1

Contact

 

Programme Tutor

Mereaira Shepherd

 06 868 1081

 

Programme Information

 

Entry Requirements

To gain admission to Turanga Ararau you need to be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident.

 

Programme Outcomes

This programme is designed to help you gain employment or higher learning in the horticulture and associated industries. On completing this programme you will be awarded the National Certificate in Horticulture (Practical) Level 2

 

All unit standards for Courses 1 2 and 3 are compulsory

Course One – Safety and Tools

Units

Description

Level

Credits

497

Demonstrate knowledge of workplace health and safety requirements  

1

3

19136

Demonstrate the social requirements for daily living in the rural industry

1

2

10780

Complete a work experience placement

2

2

4

Maintain hand tools and service small engines used in horticulture

2

5

19044

Describe the legal requirements and occupational hazards associated with tractor use

2

3

27608

Drive a basic wheel tractor on flat terrain under close supervision

1

3

 

Course Two – Gardening Techniques

Units

Description

Level

Credits

1

Prepare and sow outdoor seedbeds manually

1

5

23780

Undertake general garden maintenance    

1

5

23782

Identify containers, materials, plants, and tools used in plant propagation   

1

2

23783

Grow and maintain plants in containers from seed

1

5

 

Course 3 – Te Whakamahi Whenua Maori

Units

Description

Level

Credits

25471

Describe the cultivation of crops in accordance with local tikanga

2

4

25474

Describe the harvesting of crops in accordance with local tikanga

2

4

 

Programme Dates and Hours

Start Date: It is planned for this programme to commence in August

Hours will generally be from 8.30am to 3.30pm with an hour for lunch.

The on job work experience component will follow industry hours so you can expect to be on the job working at 8am am and finishing at 5.00 pm from Monday to Friday.

 

Programme Outcomes

On successfully completing this programme you will have the qualification, skills and knowledge to:

 

Education Progresses to:

New Zealand Certificate in Primary Industry Skills Level 2

NCEA with Primary Vocational Pathways Level 2

 

Employment

Gain entry level paid employment in horticulture.

Once you are in employment you can continue to upskill and complete industry qualifications through the Industry Training Organisation, PrimaryITO with the support of your employer.