Fruition Diploma in Horticulture
- NZQF Qualification Level: 6
- NZQA Credits: 120
- Location: Online or Classroom.
- Durations: Every Wednesday 4-9pm
- Duration: 72 Weeks (over 2 years)
- Funding: Free Trades Training (TTAF).
This programme develops the skills and knowledge of those employed within horticulture production enabling them to contribute at an advanced technical or managerial level. This programme focuses on the specialist requirements for ‘process improvement’ for the purpose of meeting domestic and international market requirements and emerging opportunities for horticultural products.
Applicants seeking funding for this programme must secure confirmation that they are eligible for Fees Free or the Targeted Training Apprenticeship Fund before submitting an enrolment form. All domestic students eligible for government tuition subsidies are eligible to access TTAF. If you are unsure of eligibility please check your residency status and/or seek further clarity by contacting Immigration New Zealand on 0508 558 855 before enrolling to the programme.
Learners who successfully complete the programme will be awarded the New Zealand Diploma in Horticulture Production (Level 6) [Ref: 2667] with a strand in Process Improvement. Graduates will be able to:
Graduate Profile Outcomes
- Critically analyse data to determine production and performance trends
- Critically analyse products or technologies that contribute to business outcomes
- Research, design, and manage ongoing strategies for continuous improvement of horticulture production or technologies
Entry & Selection Criteria
- No formal prerequisites.
- Applicants must ensure
- Desirable that the participant have successful completed a Level 4 certificate or above (or equivalent), preferably in the Primary Industries subject area.
- Students must demonstrate significant workplace experience (e.g. a supervisory and/or management role or equivalent); within the horticulture industry.
- For applicants 20 years or older without any of the above academic criteria, evidence of relevant knowledge and experience, and the ability to undertake tertiary study at diploma level is required.
In all cases the applicant will be required to participate in an online pre-commencement interview with the purpose of verifying the students overall ability of undertake tertiary study. In exceptional circumstances an applicant who does not meet the academic entry requirements may be granted entry to the Fruition Diploma where they supply evidence to satisfy the Academic Committee of their ability to succeed on the programme.
Students must demonstrate significant workplace experience (e.g. a supervisory and/or management role OR equivalent); within the horticulture industry.
Course 1 and 6 - Field Trip - (3 days - 2 nights) COMPULSORY
- Dates to be advised, please ask Programme Coordinator
- All costs included in tuition.
Participate in a 3 day fieldtrip/workshop series where learners are introduced to the range of horticultural production systems in New Zealand. Workshops include presentations from leading growers/processors in New Zealand speaking on the current and future issues and opportunities, and industry norms for data analysis and reporting.