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Study Agriculture, Horticulture & Floristry at SIT

Agriculture

If you're in agriculture, you're in business. For students wishing to make a start on an agricultural career, the Vocational Pathways Primary Industries programme offers a good opportunity to gain sound practical foundation skills and knowledge in agriculture.

SIT's NZ Diploma in Agribusiness Management is offered via SIT2LRN distance learning and gives 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 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 an industry recognised Floristry qualification 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 at the SIT2LRN Distance Learning campus

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

SIT2LRN Distance Learning

OGraduate47Agriculture, Horticulture & Floristry4SIT2LRN Distance Learning
ODegree47Agriculture, Horticulture & Floristry4SIT2LRN 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

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Agriculture, Horticulture & Floristry courses at the SIT2LRN Distance Learning campus

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17 weeks full-time, up to three years part-time

Intakes are 17 weeks long

In today’s world agriculture has become more than just the practical, hands-on practice of farming, it is now regarded as big business. The Graduate Certificate and Diploma in Agribusiness Management will help learners critically analyse strategic issues facing agricultural industries, develop and implement appropriate policies in the areas of operations and general management, understanding agribusiness economics, as well as identify future trends and potential issues within the industry.

Course Details

One year full-time, up to five years part-time

Intakes are 17 weeks long

In today’s world agriculture has become more than just the practical, hands-on practice of farming, it is now regarded as big business. The Graduate Diploma in Agribusiness Management will help learners critically analyse strategic issues facing agricultural industries, develop and implement appropriate policies in the areas of operations and general management, understanding agribusiness economics, as well as identify future trends and potential issues within the industry.

Course Details

Three years full-time

Up to 10 years part-time

Intakes are 17 weeks long

This qualification will equip students to:

 

  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills relevant to agribusiness management, including key ideas, principles and concepts associated with the theory and application of the papers 
  • Be confident, capable and professional practitioners and learners 
  • Gather and assess agribusiness management information from a variety of sources, undertake analysis of this data, and use this to solve problems 
  • Be able to think critically, analyse relevant issues, and discuss these within the context of agribusiness management in a logical and competent manner 
  • Understand, apply, and communicate principles and concepts within the agribusiness management sector 
  • Developed professional knowledge and applied skills appropriate for the needs of clients within the agribusiness management sector.

 

Course Details

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

Up to five years part-time

Intakes are 17 weeks long

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

Course Details

17 weeks full-time

Up to two years part-time

Intakes are 17 weeks long

  • 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
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17 weeks full-time

Up to two years part-time

Intakes are 17 weeks long

Graduates of this 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

18 weeks full-time

Up to two years part-time

Intakes are 18 weeks long

Are you involved in a primary industry and looking to learn more about sustainability? Would you like to learn more about how to work in a self-managing capacity by implementing practices and initiatives that will bring long-term benefits to your community and the environment? The New Zealand Certificate in Sustainable Primary Production may be the qualification you've been looking for.

Course Details

Part-time over 18 months. Each course runs for 17 weeks (15 teaching weeks, 2 holiday weeks)

This programme is designed to enable you to gain a job or progress within the wool industry. It teaches knowledge and practical skills needed to work with wool, about the New Zealand wool industry and the sheep farming systems which produce wool, and will help increase confidence and satisfaction in your work.

Course Details

17 Weeks full-time

Up to two 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.
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24 weeks full-time

Up to two years part-time

Intakes are 12 weeks long

In this programme you will learn to identify and select plants for a specific landscaping project, work with clients, and establish a landscape plan and landscaping activities.

Course Details

12 Weeks fulltime

Up to two 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 provide a base for learners to progress to more advanced studies in land based sustainable practices.
  • To provide a programme of study that will enhance your 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 two years part-time

Intakes are 17 weeks long

Learn about the factors incluencing organic production, the biotic interactions which occur in organic production ecosystems, soil and ground preparation for organic production, and how to control for weeds, animal pest, and disease in an organic production activity.

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 Enrol Online Course Details

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 Enrol Online Course Details
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