Fruition Diploma in Horticulture
- NZQF Qualification Level: 6
- NZQA Credits: 120
- Location: Online or Classroom
- Classes: 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 or seeking employment within horticulture enabling them to contribute at an advanced technical or managerial level. This programme focuses on the specialist requirements for ‘horticultural production and process improvement’ for the purpose of meeting domestic and international market requirements and emerging opportunities for horticultural products.
Learners who successfully complete the programmes following Graduate Profile Outcomes (GPOs) 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:
- 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
Selection (Entry) Criteria
- No formal prerequisites.
- 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) or demonstrate a commitment from an organisation that can support learner 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.
- Location - TAURANGA
- 3 days and 2 nights
- Scheduled for October 2022
- All costs included in tuition.
Learners are required to 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.
Graduates of this programme will be able to apply in-depth horticulture production knowledge and skills to inform strategic business decisions. Learners will develop advanced technical skills to enable enhanced employment opportunities across a range of horticulture production operations. The horticulture industry will benefit by having experienced technical specialists who can optimise workplace efficiency and lift the competitive edge of organisations servicing the domestic and international markets.
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 NZ Citizens and Resident Visa Holders* are 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.