The minimum entry requirements are:
- NCEA Level 2, a minimum of 40 credits over four approved subjects, plus the literacy and numeracy requirements for undergraduate entry. The list of subjects is reviewed periodically and applicants who have taken subjects other than those listed will be considered on a case-by-case basis. A maximum of 24 credits in any one subject will be counted towards the total. Approved standards are generally theoretical in nature rather than entirely practical.
- A National Certificate in Agriculture or Horticulture at Level 4 or higher obtained through an approved polytechnic institution.
- Special admission for New Zealand citizens and permanent residents over 20 years of age.
- Equivalent qualifications, including those obtained overseas, may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Details of these types of entry requirements are available if you have specific questions.
Note: Entry to the Diploma in Agriculture is in Semester One only, i.e. February entry.