Horticulture

Horticultural

Horticulture is a course suited to those interested in the science of plants, plant production, management and factors surrounding the horticulture industry of New Zealand.

The primary industries are responsible for the greatest portion of growth in the country’s GDP. Currently, the industry is in desperate need for passionate and able students to fill the widest variety of positions available in New Zealand, ranging anywhere from marketing to Horticultural and Agricultural scientists. This course is designed to help introduce the physiology of plants, their environmental requirements and the challenges that the industry currently faces to make it a viable and profitable business enterprise.

T.I.C. Belinda Raskin

Course Entry Requirements 2019

Year 11
10 Credits from any science, especially in the areas of Biology and Chemistry

Year 12
13 credits in Level 1 Horticulture including 1.9 and 1.10 or at the discretion of T.I.C.

Year 13
12 credits in Level 2 Horticulture including 2.2 and 2.4

AS Number  |  Achievement Standard Title  |  Credits  |  Assessment Method

90918  1.1  |  Carry out a practical agricultural or horticultural investigation.  |  4  |  Internal

90157  1.2  |  Demonstrate practical skills used in agricultural or horticultural production  |  4  |  Internal

90923 1.9  |  Demonstrate knowledge of basic plant propagation techniques  |  4  |  Internal

90924 1.10  |  Demonstrate knowledge of horticultural plant management practices and related plant physiology  |  5  |  External

AS Number  |  Achievement Standard Title  |  Credits  |  Assessment Method

91289 2.1  |  Carry out an extended practical agricultural or horticultural investigation  |  4  |  Internal

91290 2.2  |  Demonstrate understanding of techniques used to modify physical factors of the environment for NZ plant production  |  4  |  External

91291 2.3  |  Demonstrate understanding of advanced plant propagation techniques used for commercial production in New Zealand  |  4  |  Internal

91292 2.4   |  Demonstrate understanding of how management practices influence plant growth and development in NZ commercial production  |  4  |  Internal