This is your opportunity to gain access to diploma courses while living or working at home.
Commercial operators, hobbyists or those simply wishing to sample university education or learn while they earn should find it especially appealing.
The regional diploma programme is designed for part-time. It provides a pathway to a variety of qualifications.
Each course you complete will earn you a Certificate of Proficiency. Completion of all eight introductory courses, along with the mandatory Practical Work requirement, entitles you to your Diploma in Agriculture or Horticulture or to go on to study for your Diploma in Farm Management or Horticultural Management.
Students who complete the diploma programme may be awarded credits towards bachelor degree programmes.
Do we have your interest?
The diploma programme is offered over two 12-week semesters each year.
Courses are delivered as a series of learning modules.
The material is supported by 'face-to-face' tutorials run by regionally based learning co-ordinators who are usually farm or horticultural consultants.
You should expect to study one or two courses in each semester.
Will there be much hands-on work?
There is no practical work requirement if you only wish to gain a Certificate in Proficiency.
You must, however, complete 12 weeks of approved practical work to complete the requirements for either the Diploma in Agriculture or Diploma in Horticulture.
Sound like you?
Phone 0800 10 70 10 (New Zealand only) for an enrolment pack including programme information and enrolment forms.
Want more information?
Student Liasion Team
Ground Floor, Forbes Building
PO Box 94
Phone: 64 3 325 2811
Freephone: 0800 10 60 10 (New Zealand only)
Fax: 64 3 325 3840