Horticulture Level 3

In collaborative agreement with Land Based Training


What will you gain?

  • Credits towards the National Certificate in Horticulture Level 3 and  NCLA 2
  • A knowledge of propagation seeds and cuttings garden maintenance, pest and disease control
  • Skills you can use in commercial horticulture (for example Nurseries, Garden Centers, Orchards, and Horticulture Services
  • An opportunity to visit other horticulture properties to see how they work
  • Ongoing support from Wai Ora as you seek work.
  • Maintaining and supporting gardens inMatipo Street  Castlecliff

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How will you learn?

  • Our tutors are experienced and qualified in all aspects of how to grow things
  • Unit Standard reporting & External
  • Moderation provided by land Based Training
  • Group korero Practical activities (hands on)
  • Field Trips
  • A personal diary of your mahi
  • Work experience


Who can apply & How long is the course??

  • You must be between 16-60 years old
  • Due to the popularity of the course, all applicants will be interviewed before being accepted
  • Free bus run is provided
  • The course runs over 40 weeks
  • The course hours are 9.30am to 3. 30pm.


When can I start & how do I enroll?

  • You may start at the beginning of the course in March
  • Later enrollments may be accepted by negotiation
  • Contact us on phone 3435015 or Reg on 0274548863 or Marama  0220337612
  • Or fill in form at bottom of page and we will be in touch

 What do I need to bring?

  • Your birth certificate
  • One other form of ID
  • IRD number
  • Bank account number


We will enroll you on this course if you:

  • Enjoy working outdoors
  • Are fascinated by how things grow
  • Want to work in the horticulture industry as a grower, landscaper, or garden maintenance.
  • Want to eat what you grow
  • Like working in a team
  • Agree to work in the Matipo Gardens for ongoing community support.


What will you learn?

    • The secret to how things grow
    • How to grow seeds in a garden that you have prepared.
    • Grounds care and maintenance
    • How to plant out a variety of plants by hand
    • How to look after a garden and keep it growing
    • How to grow and pot up plants
    • How to plan a home garden
    • How to write a C.V interview skills, and preparation for the workforce in the horticulture industry
    • Maori Culture
    • Numeracy & Literacy skills



    Upon the completion of this course learners will be able to…

    • Understand how plants grow
    • Explain the importance of health and safety in the Horticulture Industry
    • Describe different crops and propagation
    • Identify opportunities for employment
    • Develop social skills and self-management
    • Improved literacy and numeracy skills


    Learner support services

    We will support your learning with:

    • Free transport
    • Whanau support
    • Advocacy
    • Legal issues
    • A support person
    • Literacy and numeracy
    • We have now written a book called Ka Pai E kai  it is for sale by phoning Marama 063435015 or 0220337612
    • This book teaches the easy way to garden and how to cook healthy kai, it also teaches the Maori method of cooking healthy kai and the vitamin content of vegetables.

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