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Franklin Institute of Agri-Technology
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New Zealand Diploma in Horticulture Production (Level 5) (1 Year)

This course is available


Level of Study



1 year

Next start date

Expected Apr 2023


Franklin Institute of Agri-Technology


Currently, this qualification is included in the immediate skill shortage category, and students are eligible to work for 20 hours/week during study and full time during scheduled vacations. Please check up with Immigration NZ or your consultant for the latest position


We assist students actively in job search and placement. So far nearly all our students are employed in relevant jobs with suitable visas. The major sectors are Nursery/Greenhouses, Garden centres, landscaping, commercial growers, orchards etc. For building your successful career in horticulture, please fill the form and send it to FIAT.


Three days (20 hours) on site, and 12-13 hours of directed selfstudy/week which includes 5-8 hours of workplace experience.

Entry criteria

Applicants must:

  • Be 18 years of age or above
  • Have completed NCEA L2 or Senior secondary or equivalent/above
  • English language competence: IELTS (Academic) 5.5 no band less than 5, or NZCEL L4 (General/Employment), PToE 42 (Academic) with no score less than 36 or equivalent.
  • Have adequate work experience preferably in horticulture.

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