CERTIFICATE IN HORTICULTURE (ARBORICULTURE) (LEVEL 4) CODE AG0302
SCIENCE AND PRIMARY INDUSTRIES This school offers programmes in agriculture, animal care, arboriculture, engineering, floristry, horticulture, landscape design, science, technology and veterinary nursing.
One year Hamilton Gardens Campus, Hamilton Applications Close February Starts February Fee Guideline $4877
Are you passionate about trees, and their preservation and maintenance for future generations? Then arboriculture is an ideal career for you. Arboriculture allows an active outdoor lifestyle, with many opportunities in the industry for self-employment or advancement into management positions. Wintec’s Certificate in Horticulture (Arboriculture) (Level 4) can get you the skills and knowledge needed to be part of the exciting arboriculture industry. This programme builds on knowledge learnt in the National Certificate in Horticulture (Level 2). It incorporates specialist skills and knowledge in the fields and craft of arboriculture or amenity horticulture. Wintec is New Zealand’s leading training provider in Arboriculture and recognised internationally as providing a world class Arborist. PROGRAMME CONTENT You will study: • Tree identification and use • Tree climbing / pruning • Tree felling • Tree dismantling • Specialist arboriculture practices • Amenity tree evaluation • Diagnosing tree health problems • Introduction to electric line arboriculture • Tree biology • Field trips to leading arboretums • Real life projects • Professional arboriculture practice Courses include NZQA units, which credit towards the National Certificate in Horticulture (Arboriculture).
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES The Certificate in Horticulture (Arboriculture) (Level 4) may lead to employment in amenity tree management, as an Arborist (Tree Surgeon) employed by a company or local authority or a self-employed Arboricultural Contractor. ENTRY CRITERIA
National Certificate in Horticulture (Level 2) with specific units in safety and first aid, chainsaw and basic tree felling, groundsperson’s duties and introduction to climbing equipment, or Equivalent qualification, or Industry experience as approved by the Programme Manager
Candidates who do not meet the specified entry requirements may be considered for provisional entry (if aged under 20) or special admission (if aged 20 or over). These candidates may be required to demonstrate an ability to successfully complete the programme through an interview. To meet legal and health requirements, candidates must be physically able to carry out the practical components of the programme. SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS Want to experience arboriculture for a day? Come to Wintec and do a two day Taster in Arboriculture Tree Climbing. If you want to get your arboriculture career underway while still at school the following Campus Courses are available:
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New Zealand Arboriculture Industry (Unit Standard 2763) Plant Trees and Shrubs (Unit Standard 2765) Climbing Equipment (Unit Standard 17256) Chainsaws – Practical and Theory (Unit Standards 6916 and 6917)
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Talk to your STAR Coordinator or Careers Advisor about any of the above options. ENQUIRIES To enrol contact our Student Enrolment and Information Centre on 0800 2 wintec (0800 2 946832) or online at www.wintec.ac.nz/ contact.
Published on Dec 1, 2010