Strategic Purpose Statement
The purpose of the New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture (General) (Level 3) is to provide the horticulture sector with graduates who have a theoretical knowledge of plant and soils science, and growing systems and environments, to underpin practical capability in a range of horticulture sectors.
Graduates will benefit by having a breadth of horticulture knowledge and transferable skills valued by the horticulture community which will facilitate improved performance in the workplace and career progression, including to higher levels of study.
The horticulture sector will benefit from being able to recruit graduates who have an understanding of the underpinning science and growing practices used in a wide range of horticulture contexts. This programme focuses on the nursery production and landscape construction sectors.
Graduates will be capable of working under limited supervision in the horticulture community with responsibility for work outcomes.