1 year
Study mode
Tuition fee (entire course)
Foreign students
USD 12,977
NZD 19,445
Other costs
Other costs apply

About this course

Arboriculture is a fast growing industry in New Zealand that deals with the care and maintenance of trees from seeding to maturity. An Arborist also known as a Tree Surgeon is someone who specialises in tree work including planting, pruning and the diagnosing and treating of diseases. Wintec’s Diploma in Arboriculture (Level 6) combines the best of theoretical classroom work with practical hands-on learning. Taught in the ideal surroundings at Hamilton Gardens, the first year of study will cover introductory arboriculture skills. In the second year, students will learn the technical and specialist skills of tree surgery / maintenance and optimise  physical ability using the medium of trees. The programme is mainly taught using real life projects.

Entry Requirements

Admission requirements include:

  • Certificate in Horticulture (Arboriculture) (Level 4), or
  • Equivalent qualification, and
  • Minimum one year’s experience in arboriculture
  • IELTS 6.0, with no individual band score of lower than 5.5; or equivalent
  • To meet legal and health requirements, candidates must be physically able to carry out the practical components of the programme.
  • Special admission may be granted to candidates aged 20 years or over who do not meet the specified entry requirements. These candidates may be required to demonstrate an ability to successfully complete the programme through a process of an interview and / or assessment.