Amenity Courses Available
We are currently offering five National Certificates in the Amenity Horticulture area:
National Certificate in Horticulture (Practical) (Level 1)
National Certificate in Horticulture (Introductory) (Level 2)
National Certificate in Horticulture (Level 3) optional strand in Cemetery
National Certificate in Horticulture (Amenity) (Level 4)
National Certificate in Horticulture (Amenity) (Advanced) (Level 4)
Training is designed to occur while you are in employment, so you can start training with the NZHITO anytime during the year.
National Certificates in Horticulture:
Level 1 - 40 credits - 6 months
Level 2 - 70 credits -1 year
Level 3 (optional strand in Cemetery) - 105 credits - 18 months
Level 4 - 140 credits - 2 years
Level 4 (Advanced) - 210 credits - 3 years
The Amenity Horticulture apprenticeship is designed to take three years to complete, so if you become a modern apprentice you will be working towards the National Certificate in Horticulture (Amenity Horticulture) (Advanced) (Level 4) qualification.
However don't forget that training with the NZHITO is self-paced and competency based, so the harder you work at your qualification the quicker you can complete it.
The majority of your training will take place in your place of work, however it maybe necessary for you to attend some training away from your workplace when we cover specialist areas of study.
You need be employed within the horticulture industry and have a desire to learn.
If you don't yet have a job in horticulture your locally based NZHITO representative may be able to help you find one.
basic gardening, display gardens, tool & small equipment maintenance and use, pest & diseases, plant identification, pruning & training, conservatories, weed identification & management, plant selection, revegetation, cemetery work, irrigation, soil management, fertilizers, propagation, plant nomenclature, record keeping, botany & physiology, tractors.
How to get into apprenticeships and training
For more information on how to get into an apprenticeship or training in the amenity sector please contact the NZHITO click here for the contact in your region.
The industry sector group that is mainly involved in the Amenity sector is the NZ Recreation Association. The Amenity Horticulture has traditionally and still is one of the sector that has the most horticulture apprentices and trainees.
New Zealand Recreation Association (NZRA)
P O Box 13-396, Johnsonville
Phone: (04) 478 3814
Fax: (04) 478 5237