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Study Agriculture, Horticulture & Floristry at SIT

Agriculture

If you're in agriculture, you're in business. 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

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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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 and 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.

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
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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 fulltime

Up to two years part-time

Intakes are 18 weeks long

The aims of the qualification are as follows:

  • To gain skills and knowledge that are directly relevant to day-to-day sustainable management of land-based production operations
  • To enable further training in the area of sustainable management
  • 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 sector
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

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 your knowledge base of organic production growing systems and environments for those working, or intending to work in the sector
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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.
Course Details

Intakes are 12 weeks long

24 Weeks full-time (Two 12-week intakes)

Up to two years part-time

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

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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