Diploma in Horticulture

  • Upcoming start dates

    Semester 1 - 19 Feb 2024

    Semester 2 - 15 Jul 2024

  • Qualification

    Certificate and Diplomas

  • Duration

    1 year full-time

  • Credits


  • Location

    Lincoln University Campus

New Zealand’s horticulture industry plays an important role in food production and our export economy. This course expands your knowledge and understanding, and prepares you for a range of positions.

Lincoln University’s Diploma in Horticulture introduces you to a wide range of learning covering horticultural technology, production and management. You’ll also develop your skills in applied computing and problem-solving. This one-year full-time study programme is made up of eight courses that cover propagation, horticultural management systems, soils, plant studies, computing and engineering. 

Practical work 

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

  • Minimum of 12 weeks of hands-on practical experience (preferably full-time)
  • On at least two different types of horticultural units 

Download the Practical Work Handbook (PDF 1200 KB) for this diploma. 

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

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Jill Reader

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