Amenity Horticulture

New Zealand Certificate in Primary Industry Skills (Horticulture) Level 2

Are you a new entrant to the industry or have a desire to work in the horticulture industry, and want to develop your skills and knowledge in Amenity Services?

Course summary




7 months

Start date



$350 Inc GST


At the end of this course graduates will be capable of working under close supervision.


This programme is made up of compulsory and optional components:

Health and Safety (compulsory component)

At the end of the topic you will be able to:

  • Locate hazards and describe safety procedures,
  • Work safely in a rural workplace
  • Understand the consequences of injury.

Graduates will be able to:

  • Carry out a range of seasonal tasks including:
    • Plant and maintain displays of bedding plants, bulb or herbaceous perennials.
    • Plant trees and shrubs.
    • Establish amenity and maintain turf areas.
    • Use small machinery to complete routine horticulture tasks.
    • Prepare to apply and apply, agrichemicals using hand held equipment.
    • Use, maintain and store agrichemical personal protective equipment.
  • Identify a range of plants by botanical and common name, and their basic features.
  • Use safe work practices in the workplace, including hazard identification.
  • Operate vehicles and machinery under close supervision.

Note programme fee excludes vehicle, chainsaw and Growsafe units.

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