• Study Horticulture in Aotearoa New Zealand

    Advance your career with our NZ-wide team of industry experts. We offer a range of courses for people of all ages and experience levels.
    With classrooms across the country and the option to attend online, study from anywhere based on what works best for you.

    • Our flagship Level 6 Diploma in Horticulture Production for those looking to upskill and move into higher roles or managerial positions.

    • Free education to obtain a Level 2 certificate in Primary Industry Skills for rangatahi (16-24yrs); All transport and lunches provided.

    • Level 5 Lincoln course delivered by Fruition in Tauranga and Nelson.

    • Vakameasina programme where seasonal RSE workers obtain life skills for use in NZ and to take back to their home country.

Fruition Education

Fruition provides educational services to the horticultural industry. We have offices in Tauranga, Hawke’s Bay, Nelson and deliver a range of face-to-face and distance learning programmes across New Zealand.

Fruition Horticulture (BOP) Ltd is registered as a private training establishment (Category 1) and operate under the provisions of the Education and Training Act 2020.

Our educational staff deliver training in the Level 6 NZ Diploma in Horticulture Production and Level 2 NZ Certificate in Primary Industry Skills. Fruition also partner with Lincoln University and Te Pūkenga for education across other levels.

We are proud to have had our Category 1 Provider status renewed by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority in 2023. This means NZQA is Highly Confident in educational performance and Highly Confident or Confident in Fruition Horticulture (BOP) Ltd's self-assessment capability. You can read the report at Fruition's NZQA Webpage.

Latest Updates:


Congratulations to our Level 5 Student, Jack Tortoiseshell, for his impressive performance in the Young Grower of the Year (BOP) 2023 competition.

Read about the 2023 competition at https://www.bopyounggrower.co.nz/


Our new website is live! With it comes a brand new look and feel, updates to our contact and application forms, and much, much more.

For current students looking to access Learn (Moodle), you can still access this via the "Students" section on the main navigation menu.


What others have to say...

  • I have worked in the horticulture industry from the age of 18. Mainly for post-harvest operations as part of quality and compliance departments. The horticulture diploma has helped increase my base line knowledge into plant health and fruiting cycles, pest management and plant species. The lecturers were professional supportive and provided sound knowledge of the industry. Technical expertise was provided around business and innovation and propagation management. The field trips were rewarding and beneficial to speak with different business owners and subject matter experts. This diploma helped me greatly to achieve where I am today in the industry.

    Damian Sutton, Health and Safety Specialist, Seeka
  • I knew I liked working outside and being hands-on but until I did this course, I didn’t have the confidence to give horticulture a go. The tutors made learning easy and the skills they taught me have set me up for a better future. I can see that if you work hard and have a positive attitude, there are a lot of opportunities to get ahead and do well in this industry.

    China Ngatai, Level 2 Graduate, Fruition Horticulture
  • Working in the avocado industry, I love the ability to either attend class [in person] or join online. The flexibility suits my work demands.

    Kyra Fielden, Level 6 Diploma Graduate
  • Fruition knows how to deliver programmes that make it possible to keep working while you study. I got a lot of support from my tutor and employer throughout the course which gave me the knowledge I need to take on more challenging roles with more responsibility. Upskilling was a win-win for the business where I work, and for me and my family.

    Levi Smith, Orchard Manager, Trinity Lands
  • We are impressed to see how the tutors motivated our rangatahi to learn and support them when things felt hard. The 16-week programme opened their eyes to what they can achieve and gave them a sense of direction. Whanau, community and the industry all benefit from this programme.

    Simon McGillivray, Deputy Principal, Te Puke High School