Diploma in Horticulture (Level 5) - Central Otago Campus

Otago Polytechnic
Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
Study mode
Full-time, Part-time
1 year
February May July October
Tuition fee (local)
USD 4,412
Tuition fee (foreign)
USD 13,607

Entry Requirements

  • If you wish to enrol in this programme, you must hold the National Certificate in Horticulture (Level 4) OR equivalent qualifications/experience. If not, you must complete the two year programme which has open entry.
  • You must have access to the internet.  
  • International students are subject to specific immigration regulations.

English Language Requirement

  • IELTS overall band score (academic) of 6.0 (writing and speaking score no less than 6.0 and reading and listening bands no less than 5.5).


Core subjects

  • Site evaluation
  • Weather and climate management
  • Soil and fertility management
  • Plant physiology
  • Pest, disease and disorder management
  • Weed management,
  • Supervisory skills
  • Irrigation management
  • Sustainable production and organic certification
  • Horticulture organisations and geography
  • Practical horticulture

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