New Zealand Certificate in Amenity Horticulture

Level 4


Level of study

Level 4

Cost (incl GST)

Was $1,290.30, now $645.15*


22 months


Learners must be employed in the sector, have completed a Level 3 Amenity qualification or have three years’ experience in an amenity role.

*Get up to 50% off fees in 2024, only applies to funded learner fees. Learn more here.

May be eligible for Government Support including Fees Free. Learn more here.

Non-funded fee: from $6,911.10. 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.


This new programme is for learners who would like to extend their technical knowledge, take on more responsibility and have the potential to move into a role supervising staff.

Learning outcomes

Graduates will be able to:

  • Supervise and provide instruction to team members using a range of effective communication and interpersonal skills relevant to a horticulture sector.

  • Implement and monitor an operational/seasonal plan for the care of parks, gardens or open spaces including agrichemicals, revegetation and inspecting infrastructure. New topics include:

    • Describe, establish and maintain plant collections.

    • Set up, maintain and dismantle a plant display.

    • Routine maintenance scheduling for vehicles, plant, machinery and equipment.

  • Apply knowledge to achieve functional and aesthetic effects of plants, gardens, and open spaces including plant classification, anatomy, morphology, soil management, turf management, environmental effects and more. New topics include:

    • Amenity tree health problems.

    • Describe, assess, prune, and train amenity trees and shrubs

Enrolment Forms

Download and read our enrolment forms and terms and conditions.

Get up to 50% off* fees in 2024

Terms and conditions apply. For more information and to enrol: