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.
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.
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.
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.