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5 Campuses + Distance Learning, 218 Courses, 33 Subjects

Study Agriculture, Horticulture & Floristry at SIT

Agriculture

If you're in agriculture, you're in business. SIT's NZ Diploma in Agribusiness Management is launching in 2017 and will be offered via SIT2LRN distance learning. The diploma offers a foundation in core business skills such as business planning, financial management, HR, resource management and sustainability and reporting and the material is tailored to the specific requirements of the agricultural sector.

Horticulture, Gardening and Landscape Design

If plants are your passion, then our range of horticulture programmes will develop your skill and equip you with industry recognised qualifications which combine theoretical knowledge and practical application.

Career opportunities for graduates include roles such as farming, gardening, organic horticulturalist, grower or landscaper.

Floristry

Turn your love of art and flowers into a flourishing career. Floristry covers topics from the conditioning and preparation of products to handling, care, and customer service skills. The material cost for the course covers all the flowers and materials used to design products such as flower arrangements, corsages, hand-tied bouquets, posies and floral gifts.

Gaining industry recognised Floristry qualifications from SIT opens up opportunities to work in floristry retail, at hotels and event venues, on staff in major corporate and government organisations, or as a business owner.

SIT also offers evening courses in Floral Design for people who would like a 'taster' course to gain confidence with the art of floristry.

Programmes in Agriculture, Horticulture & Floristry

Click on a circle in the table below to see the courses offered in each subject/qualification combination.

Masters Postgraduate Dip/Cert Graduate Dip/Cert Degree Diploma Certificate Short Course STAR / Gateway*

Invercargill

OCertificate47Agriculture, Horticulture & Floristry1Invercargill
OShort Course47Agriculture, Horticulture & Floristry1Invercargill

SIT2LRN Distance Learning

ODiploma47Agriculture, Horticulture & Floristry4SIT2LRN Distance Learning
OCertificate47Agriculture, Horticulture & Floristry4SIT2LRN Distance Learning
OSTAR47Agriculture, Horticulture & Floristry4SIT2LRN Distance Learning
Masters Postgraduate Dip/Cert Graduate Dip/Cert Degree Diploma Certificate Short Course STAR / Gateway*

* STAR/Gateway programmes are only offered to NZ Secondary Schools

Programmes & Tutor Profiles

Student Profiles

Agriculture, Horticulture & Floristry Courses

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Part time (30 hours total)

Gain confidence with flowers.  Develop foundation skills in the art of floristry and extend your passion and design for working with flowers.

Course Details

18 months full time (120 credits, 1 year full time + 30 credits, 1 intake part time.)

Up to 5 years part time

Intakes are 17 weeks long

If you're in agriculture, you're in business. The New Zealand Diploma in Agribusiness offers a foundation in core business skills such as business planning, financial management, HR, resource management and sustainability and reporting and the material is tailored to the specific requirements of the agricultural sector.

Course Details

17 weeks full-time

Up to 2 years part-time

Intakes are 17 weeks long.

Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

  • Supervise and provide instruction to team members using a range of effective communication and interpersonal skills relevant to a horticulture sector
  • Create a garden design

Course Details

17 weeks full-time

Up to 2 years part-time

Intakes are 17 weeks long.

Graduates of the qualification will be able to:

Apply knowledge of organic principles to the implementation and monitoring of an organic primary production plan and organic standard’s compliance requirements.

Course Details

34 weeks full time

This course will provide students with the practical skills required for making and designing floristry products such as hand-tied bouquets and posies, corsages, floral gifts, wristlets and buttonholes, and flower arrangements.  It also covers important operational functions for providing floristry service in a retail environment including the conditioning and preparation of products, appropriateness for the occasion, handling and care, supplier and seasonal availability, toxicity/allergy characteristics, shelf life and price, and customer service skills. 

Course Details

12 Weeks fulltime

Up to 2 years part-time

Intakes are 12 weeks long

The aims of the qualification are as follows:

  • To gain skills and knowledge that actively contribute to the environmentally sustainable performance of a land based industry or process.
  • To proivde a base for learners to progress to more advanced studies in land based sustainable practices.
  • To provide a programme of study that will enhance the knowledge base of land based sustainability practices for those working or intending to work in the land based primary industries sector.

Course Details

17 weeks full-time

Up to 2 years part-time

Intakes are 17 weeks long

The aims of the qualification are as follows:

  • To gain skills and knowledge that are directly relevant to working or further training in the organic primary production sector.
  • To provide a base for learners to progress to more advanced studies in organic primary production.

To provide a programme of study that will enhance the knowledge base of organic production growing systems and environments for those working or intending to work in the sector.

Course Details

17 Weeks full-time

Up to 2 years part-time

Intakes are 17 weeks long.

The aims of the qualification are as follows:

  • To gain skills and knowledge that are directly relevant to working or further training in the horticulture sector.
  • To provide a base for learners to progress to more advanced studies in horticulture.
  • To provide a programme of study that will enhance the knowledge base of growing systems and environments for those working or intending to work in the horticulture sector.

Course Details

24 Weeks full-time

Up to 2 years part-time

Intakes are 12 weeks long

The aims of the Landscape Construction strand of the qualification are as follows:

  • To gain skills and knowledge that are directly relevant to working as an effective member of a team.
  • To provide a base for learners to progress to more advanced studies in horticulture.
  • To provide a programme of study that will enhance the knowledge base of routine tasks associtaed with implementation of a landscape design.

Course Details

24 Weeks full-time

  • It will provide learners with relevant skills and work ready attributes to prepare them to enter a range of industries in entry level positions, or progress to further study.
  • It will provide new ways for learners to achieve NCEA Level 2 and develop pathways that progress to further study, training and employment.

Course Details

The units aim to provide students with the broad knowledge and skills necessary for entry level employment and/or further study in the horticulture sector. It covers introduction to plant identification, soils, fertilisers and basic plant botany. Required Text: Capon, B. (2008) Botany for Gardeners Revised Edition, Colorcraft Ltd. Hong Kong

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Landscape Design combines elements of art and science to create a functional, aesthetically pleasing extension of indoor living to the outdoors. The following unit standards aim to provide students with the know-how to undertake a range of landscape design activities and associated operations within the horticultural sector at an entry tradesperson level. Career Pathways: Employment opportunities may include: assistant to a landscape design contractor or landscape architect, local authority horticultural divisions, horticulturalists, farmers and gardeners, or continue with further study our SIT2LRN distance learning; or apply to study on campus: Bachelor of Environmental Management, Graduate Certificate in Environmental Management or Graduate Diploma in Environmental Management

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