New Zealand Certificate in Arboriculture (Level 5) with strands in: Supervisory Operations and Technical Operations

Course details

New Zealand Certificate in Arboriculture (Level 5) with strands in: Supervisory Operations and Technical Operations
NZQF Level 4

About the course

This programme will enhance skills and knowledge in specialised arboriculture topics according to the chosen strand of study in addition to core topics such as: relationship management, arboriculture law, and health and safety.

Students may study the Supervisory Operations and Technical Operations strands together, completing both in one year.

This programme is ideally suited to people who have significant arboriculture industry experience and wish to develop their technical skills and knowledge to be able to manage arboriculture operations.

Entry requirements

General Academic Admission New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture Services (Level 4) with Arboriculture strand, or Equivalent qualifications or work experience to similar level. A student may choose to study a single strand, Supervisory Operations or Technical Operations, or complete both strands within the program of study.

Special Admission Domestic applicants aged 20 years or above who do not meet the entry requirements but whose skills, education or work experience indicate that they have a reasonable chance of success may be eligible for special admission. Special admission will be granted at the discretion of the Centre Director or designated nominee. Such applicants may be required to successfully complete a foundation, bridging or tertiary introductory programme as a condition of entry into higher level programmes.

Provisional Entry Domestic applicants aged under 20 years who do not meet the entry requirements but who can demonstrate a reasonable chance of success through other educational attainment and/or work or life experience may be eligible for provisional entry at the discretion of the Centre Director or designated nominee. Provisional entry places restrictions on re-enrolment to be lifted if the applicant’s performance is deemed satisfactory by the Centre Director or designated nominee.

Additional requirements Prior to commencing this programme all candidates must meet legal and health requirements; they must be physically able to carry out the practical components of the programme; undertake a police check at a level sufficient for safe and effective practice within the field of horticulture and will be expected to undertake drug screening at the commencement of the programme.

As some of the practical components within this programme are considered high risk, students will be required to submit to an initial drug screen, and may be required to submit to further drug screening if there is reasonable cause to suspect a student is under the influence of drugs or alcohol, as per Wintec’s Drug & Alcohol Policy (OP-16/04).

English Language Requirements Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 5.5 in the academic band, with no individual band score lower than 5.0; or equivalent.

About the provider

Based in Hamilton, the Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec), is one of the country’s largest institutes of technology. We deliver high-quality education across vocational (technical) and professional fields of study to approximately 13,000 students, across over 130 different courses.

At Wintec students are educated in a way that builds their confidence and gets them work-ready. We differ from other types of tertiary providers in the way students get the chance to put their theoretical learning into practice from the very start. You will get to work on real-life projects based on relevant topics and themes as if you were in the workplace. You will also get involved in work placements. This means that by the time you graduate, you will be confident in your skills and knowledge, and know-how to apply your learnings. Our academic staff have years of industry experience between them, which means they can guide you on your journey.

Wintec maintains collaborative relationships with local industry and iwi to identify the needs of the region and community. Fostering strong networks that our students and graduates benefit from is a high priority for us.  Understanding the needs of local industry, what type of graduates they need now, and what they will need in the future is critical to assisting industry and our graduates.