New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture - Outdoor Crop Production

Level 3


Level of study

Level 3

Cost (incl GST)

Was from $1,173, now from $586.50*


13 months


Learners must be employed in the sector.

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Vehicle and agri-chemical units are available at an additional cost. 

Non-funded fee from: $4,402.86. 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.


Learners will explore more of the detail and science around steering vegetable and seed crops through to a healthy harvest.

Learners will be hands on, learning how to safely use agri-chemicals, spot diseases and pests and learn how to give and get the best through great teamwork.

Learners can complete this programme as the first year of a New Zealand Apprenticeship.

Learning outcomes

Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

  • apply safe work practices in the workplace

  • work as an effective member of a team, including communication and interaction with team members and colleagues relevant to a role in the horticulture sector

  • apply knowledge of outdoor crop growing cycles and plant requirements to perform routine seasonal outdoor crop production tasks

  • use resources efficiently across the production system in areas such as irrigation and fertiliser use, and will develop an understanding of climatic conditions.

Enrolment Forms

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