New Zealand Apprenticeship in Indoor Crop Production

Includes: New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture (Level 3) - Indoor Production and the New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture Production (Level 4) - Indoor Production


Level of study

Level 3 and Level 4

Cost (incl GST)

From $2,580.60*


31 months. Start anytime.


Learners must be employed in the sector.

* Vehicle, machinery and agri-chemical units available at an additional cost. May be eligible for Government Support including Fees Free. Learn more here.

Non-funded fee from: $9,832.07. Please note, this fee will only apply for non-funded learners – learners who are not employed in the industry, do not meet the entry requirements of the programme, or are not classed as “domestic learners” under the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) funding rules. For more information, visit the TEC website here.


Ideal for learners currently working in the industry with some general work experience and have a desire to develop a career in Indoor Production.

Skills will allow learners to work in a self-managed capacity with some responsibility for other staff and have an overview of key aspects of indoor production operations.

This programme takes 31 months to complete and learners can start anytime.

Learning outcomes

By the end of training, apprentices will have learned the skills to:

  • supervise and provide instruction to team members using a range of effective communication and interpersonal skills

  • apply safe work practices in the workplace

  • use information technology to inform primary industry management decisions

  • implement and monitor indoor crop production operations to achieve production goals and standards, including:

    • operational tasks from planting to harvesting including pest and disease management, agri-chemical use and understanding plant growing cycles

    • quality standards and regulatory requirements

    • production goals

    • greenhouse environmental control systems to maintain optimal conditions for plant growth

    • plant biology

    • crop harvesting plans

    • indoor crop protection plan

    • indoor crop production management techniques.

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