NZ Diploma in Horticulture Production (Nursery Production) [Level 5] in Eastern Institute of Technology

Eastern Institute of Technology

Campus: Hawke’s Bay

Duration: 1 year

Intake: February and July

*Fee: $19,300

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This Diploma has been introduced with industry to give technical skills to students in the nursery sector. This diploma will help you with a running skills and knowledge of plant growth technologies and management sustainable for the plant nursery sphere.

In EIT you will visit a number of nursery operations throughout the course. EIT has connections with best industry experts that will boost your learning and will give you relevant industry based skill.


During the course, you will cover the following:

  • Plant Health management
  • Planning plant production
  • Nursery plant propagation and growing
  • Leadership skills
  • Plant biology
  • Human resource and management skills
  • Management of agrichemicals
  • Safe working practices in the nursery environment

    Career Outcomes:

    Possible jobs opportunities include:

  • Wholesale or retail nursery employment
  • Plant propagator
  • Nursery assistant manager

    Eligibility criteria

    Academic eligibility:

    10+2 in medical/ non-medical

    English language proficiency score:

    1. IELTS score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5

    Speaking, Reading, Writing and listening score required is 5.5

    1. TOEFL Score of 60 is required with a writing score of 20
    2. PTE required score is 50