Diploma in Horticultural Management

  • Upcoming start dates

    Semester 2 - 15 Jul 2024

    Semester 1 - 17 Feb 2025

  • Qualification

    Certificate and Diplomas

  • Duration

    1 year full-time

  • Credits


  • Location

    Lincoln University Campus

Expand your opportunities in modern-day horticulture with a study programme that combines business management with the latest cultivation and production knowledge.

New Zealand is a world-leader in horticultural production.  Besides being a major export industry, you’re playing an important part in helping the global land-based food sector evolve and meet the growing needs whilst also applying the principles of sustainable production and land care. This is usually a 12-month, full time study programme. 

How you’ll grow

  • Grow your knowledge and understanding of modern horticultural production and management systems.
  • Build a firm understanding of business management and the principles of commercial enterprise success.
  • Put your learnings into practice with hands-on practical work as a necessary component of your study.
  • Be immediately employable as soon as you’ve competed your study. 

Practical work

A period of practical work is a requirement for this qualification: 

  • Minimum of 44 weeks of hands-on practical experience (preferably full-time)
  • On at least two different horticultural units. 

Download the Practical Work Handbook (PDF 1100 KB) for this diploma. 

For more information on the practical aspects of study, email the Practical Work Coordinator or phone +64 3 423 0061.

Programme information

Programme Structure

Subject to approval, up to 2 ‘elective’ courses may be selected from the degree schedule (100 or 200 level).

A course advisor will help you to plan your study programme.


Here are your next steps

Programme contacts

Jill Reader

Jill Reader

Senior tutor

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