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New Zealand Diploma in Horticulture Production (Level 5) (Fruit Production) Otago Polytechnic

New Zealand



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Progress your career in the national or international horticultural communities by gaining the knowledge and skills to become a competent leader in the stone fruit, pipfruit, berry or wine grape production industries.

All of our teaching centres around sustainable growing principles and you will gain hands-on experience and industry contacts through professional work experience. In addition, our unrivalled Central Otago Campus practical horticulture facilities include a propagation nursery, hydroponics unit, modern glasshouses, 7-hectare crop production unit and vineyard.

Upon successful completion of this programme, you will graduate with the New Zealand Diploma in Horticulture Production (Level 5) (Fruit Production).

Skills required: An enjoyment of working outdoors, Physical fitness, Planning and organisational skills, Good communication skills and an eye for detail.

Your workload: You should expect to spend a minimum of 40 hours a week on this programme.

Further study options: Continue your learning with degree and postgraduate-level horticulture programmes at Lincoln and Massey Universities in New Zealand.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study New Zealand Diploma in Horticulture Production (Level 5) (Fruit Production).

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees

NZ$22,830.00 (12,17,250) per year




Central Otago Campus

Cnr Erris and Ray Streets,



9310, New Zealand

Entry requirement for international students

National Certificate in Horticulture (Level 4) OR equivalent.

All students (international) for whom English is not a first language:

IELTS test: General or Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5; TOEFL paper based test (PBT): Score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE); TOEFL internet based test (IBT): Score of 46 (with a writing score of 14); Cambridge english qualifications: B2 First or B2 First for schools with a score of 162. No less than 154 in each skill; Pearson test of english (ACADEMIC): PTE (Academic) score of 42 with no band score lower than 36; Language Certificate: B2 Communicator IESOL (LRWS) with HIGH PASS and no less than Pass in each skill

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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