New Zealand Apprenticeship in Outdoor Vegetable Production
Level 3 and Level 4
Level of study
Level 3 and Level 4
Cost (incl GST)
Learners must be employed in the sector.
* Vehicle, machinery and agri-chemical units available at an additional cost. Programme part of Government’s Free Trades Training initiative which may mean a subsidised price.
Ideal for learners working in the industry with some general work experience and have a desire to develop a career in Outdoor Vegetable Production.
Skills allow learners to work in a self-managed capacity with some responsibility for other staff and have an overview of key aspects of outdoor vegetable production operations.
The New Zealand Apprenticeship includes:
- New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture (Level 3) - Outdoor Vegetable Production
- New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture Production (Level 4) - Outdoor Vegetable Production
This programme takes 40 months to complete and learners can start anytime.
The New Zealand Apprenticeship in Outdoor Vegetable Production is available as either a composite level 3 and 4 programme, or level 4 only. 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.
- Implement and monitor outdoor crop production operations to achieve production goals and standards, including:
- operational tasks from planting to harvesting including pest and disease management, agrichemical use and understanding plant growing cycles.
- quality standards and regulatory requirements.
- production goals.
- crop production activities.
- regular management reports.
- routine maintenance scheduling
- sustainable production techniques
- environmental risk management
- crop harvesting plans.
- Implementing and monitoring an outdoor vegetable crop protection plan to meet production goals and standards including:
- Managing agrichemicals in accordance with NZS 8409:2004.
- Implement and monitor outdoor vegetable production management techniques to optimise crop production including:
- plant biology
- plant management techniques used to optimise production
- Standard operating procedures.