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Regional Diploma

Study for our regional diplomas in other parts of Aotearoa New Zealand.

A regional diploma is ideal if you want to study part-time, to fit your course around work or other considerations. These diplomas can also provide you with a pathway to a variety of other professional qualifications.

Study locations

Darfield Rural College, Canterbury

The Rural College is an initiative of Darfield High School, providing agriculture training and education opportunities for school students and the community.

Programme offered: Diploma in Agriculture

Contact Rex Smith at [email protected]

 

Fruition Horticulture, Nelson and Marlborough

Fruition Horticulture is a team of tertiary-qualified consultants who apply on-orchard solutions for Aotearoa New Zealand’s horticultural producers. They are specialists in crops that are particularly significant to the area where they work, and have good levels of general understanding of other crops.

Programme offered: Diploma in Horticulture

Contact Greg Dryden at [email protected]

 

Fruition Horticulture, Bay of Plenty and Hawke's Bay

Fruition Horticulture is a team of tertiary-qualified consultants who apply on-orchard solutions for Aotearoa-New Zealand’s horticultural producers. They are specialists in crops that are particularly significant to the area where they work, and have good levels of general understanding of other crops.

Programme offered: Diploma in Horticulture

Contact Sandy Scarrow at [email protected]

How it works

Courses are delivered as a series of learning modules. The course material is supported through face-to-face tutorials. These are run by regionally-based learning coordinators who are usually full-time farm or horticulture consultants.

Qualifications

Every course you complete earns you a Certificate of Proficiency. When you complete all eight introductory courses, together with the mandatory practical work component, you’ll be awarded your Diploma in Agriculture or Diploma in Horticulture. You also have the option to expand your qualifications and grow your potential by studying for a Level 6 Diploma in Farm Management or Level 6 Diploma in Horticultural Management on-campus at Lincoln University.

Practical work

In order to achieve your Diploma in Agriculture or Diploma in Horticulture, you need to complete 12 weeks of approved practical work experience. There’s more information on this in the handbook.

No practical work is needed for the Certificate in Proficiency.

Academic year

Both the Diploma in Agriculture and Diploma in Horticulture are delivered via two semesters of 12 weeks each.

We have one intake in February and another in July. You’ll find more information about making your application, enrolment time frames and key dates here.

Cost

Please refer to the fees page.

Apply

Whether you’re a first-time student or returning to complete your programme, you must complete the Regional Diploma Application Form or enol online here.

Note that you’ll only be able to enrol and begin study once you’ve been unconditionally admitted to a programme. We’ll be in contact to guide you through each step of the process.