Institute of Technology or PolytechnicSouthern Institute of Technology
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Expected Mar 2023
Southern Institute of Technology
Get into horticulture with the New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture (Level 3) General. Learn more about growing systems and environments to enhance your hobby or career in the horticulture sector.
You will learn:
Graduates of the New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture (Level 3) (General) will be able to apply knowledge of plant and soil science, and growing systems and environments to the identification, selection, establishment and growing of plants.
Many graduates of the New Zealand Certificate in New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture (Level 3) (General) go on to further study, however some graduates have chosen to use the course to extend their skills for personal use.
To satisfactorily complete the New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture (General) (Level 3), and be awarded this qualification the student must successfully achieve:
The student will normally be expected to complete the New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture (General) (Level 3) full-time over 6 months.
Applicants should be a minimum of 16 years of age, and have attained NCEA Level 2 as follows:
60 credits at Level 2 or above, plus 20 credits from any level, and
Literacy - minimum of 10 credits at Level 1 or above through either:
specified assessment standards available through a range of subjects and English for academic purposes unit standards 22750 and 22751 (minimum total of 10 credits);
or unit standards - package of three literacy unit standards (26622, 26624, 26625 - all three required
Numeracy – a minimum of 10 credits at Level 1 or above through either specified assessment standards available through a range of subject (minimum total of 10 credits), or unit standards – package of three numeracy unit standards (26623, 26626, 26627 – all three required)
Mature Applicants: Applicants over the age of 20 years at the time of enrolment will be considered where they can demonstrate the ability to succeed in a programme.
English Language Requirements:
IELTS test - General or Academic score of 5 with no band score lower than 5
TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) - Score of 500 (with an essay score of 4 TWE)
TOEFL Internet based test (iBT) - Score of 35 (with a writing score of 14)
Cambridge English Examination - B2 First or B2 First for schools with a score of 154. No less than 154 in each skill.
OET - Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests
NZCEL - a) Expiring Level b) Current: a) Level 4 (Academic) b) Level 4 (Academic)
Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 36 with no band score lower than 36
Language Cert - B1 Achiever IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than PASS in each skill
Trinity ISE - ISE I with no less than distinction in any band