New Zealand Diploma in Horticulture Production (Level 5) with Strand in Nursery Production in Manukau Institute of Technology

Manukau Institute of Technology

Campus: MIT Otara

Duration: 34 weeks

Intake: March and July

*Fee: $19,700 (approx.)

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Learn nursery production knowledge and skills with this special practical course. Perform nursery operation and production engagements, plan and maintain a nursery growing atmosphere, develop plant protection programmes.

This course includes 112 hours based in industry settings and 38 hours based on site as part of the improved work placement course.

Career outcomes:

Graduates will have technical skills to manage horticulture production work. Career outcomes include Crop Manager, Crop Technician, and Production Manager.

One can go for further studies in Nursery Production, Indoor Production, Outdoor Production, and Post-Harvest Production Horticulture

Course structure:

This Diploma is based on practical activities and theory content. It includes several courses.

The courses include:

  • Understanding of Leadership
  • Administering leadership skills within a team environment on a particular project.
  • The Safe Business
  • Understand and applying business needs including regulations and health and safety legislation to achieve business goals
  • The Thriving Business
  • Manage financial aspects of a business and plan and manage supplies / ordering to meet goals.
  • Organisation Operations
  • Manage day to day operations of a Primary Industries organisation to ensure quality requirements are met.
  • Specialist Project Nursery Production A
  • Plan and manage a crop growing schedule in a nursery production situation.
  • Specialist Project Nursery Production B
  • Manage a nursery crop in a growing situation; plan and mange a nursery plant protection programme for a nursery crop.
  • Advanced Work Placement
  • Demonstrate self-management, professional conduct and communication skills within a horticulture work placement and carry out task relevant to the work placement.
    Future study options:

    Post-Harvest or Indoor Production Qualifications

    MIT Diploma in Business (Level 5)

    New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 6) (General)

    Eligibility criteria

    Academic eligibility:

    10+2 in medical/ non-medical

    English language proficiency score:

    1. IELTS score of 5.5 with no less than 5
    2. Speaking, Reading, Writing and listening score required is 5
    3. TOEFL Score of 46 is required with a writing score of 14
    4. PTE required score is 42

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