New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture - Wine Growing

Level 3


Level of study

Level 3

Cost (incl GST)

Was from $1173, now from $586.50*


13 months


Learners must be employed in the sector.

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Non-funded fee: $4,450.50. 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.


Designed for learners who may have some general experience in the wine growing industry, including seasonal workers, who want to develop their skills and knowledge in viticulture.

Learners will explore more of the detail and science around steering a crop through to a healthy harvest, be hands on, learning how to safely use production machinery, spot diseases and pests and how to give and get the best through great teamwork.

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

This programme takes 13 months to complete and learners can start anytime.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course graduates will be able to:

  • work and communicate with a team and apply safe work practices
  • describe the NZ wine industry and common wines
  • assist with technical viticultural activities
  • carry out seasonal growing activities, such as:
    • pruning
    • canopy maintenance
    • harvest operations
    • planting
  • maintain infrastructure and trellis systems
  • operate and maintain vineyard equipment
  • understand agrichemical requirements.

Enrolment Forms

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