Horticulture

We are changing the way we prepare our students who are interested in a career in the horticulture industry in New Zealand by offering a course that is innovative, responsive to industry requirements, reflects the skills needed in the industry, and offers both practical on the job work experience, as well as school supported curriculum and assessment.

The table belowshows our new proposed programme. It has opportunities for students wishing to go straight into industry, those seeking cadetships and further training, and those looking to go onto university and then a career in the horticulture sector.

The programme will evolve to be increasingly modular and flexible, having the ability to respond to the individual learner’s career pathway and ability.

Students, parents and caregivers are encouraged to contact Hilary Johnson for more information at hjohnson@katikaticollege.school.nz

We welcome any offers of support to help us deliver this new initiative.


Innovative Horticulture Programme Pathways

Direct employment

Cadetship / Further industry study

University study

Level 1

Six Unit Standards towards New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture (introductory) Level 2. (25 credits possible).

Wide range of topics including plant structure, basic materials and some propagation practices.

Four Level 1 Agricultural and Horticultural Science Achievement Standards. (16 credits possible, all internally assessed).

Plus one Unit Standard – Workplace Health and Safety

Five Level 1 Agricultural and Horticultural Science Achievement Standards. (21 credits possible; 16 credits internally assessed, 5 externally assessed).

Plus one Unit Standard – Workplace Health and Safety

Level 2

Four or Five Unit Standards towards New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture (introductory) Level 2. (26 credits possible). Wide range of topics including plant propagation, practical skills.

Level 2 Agricultural and Horticultural Science Achievement Standards PLUS

Gateway and STAR

Level 2 Agricultural and Horticultural Science Achievement Standards PLUS

Level 2 Achievement Standards drawn from Biology, Soil Science, Economics, Finance, Marketing, Digital Technology, Robotics, Design, Environmental Sustainability

Level 3

Four Unit Standards towards New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture (introductory) Level 2. (21 credits possible). Personalised course to suit each student’s needs. Topics include soil, climate plant processes, weeds and their control. Students must be able to work independently. In 2018 this course will be provided through the Open Polytechnic.

Level 3 Agricultural and Horticultural Science Achievement Standards PLUS Gateway and STAR

Level 3 Agricultural and Horticultural Science Achievement Standards PLUS

Level 3 Achievement Standards drawn from Biology, Soil Science, Economics, Finance, Marketing, Digital Technology, Robotics, Design, Environmental Sustainability

The areas of this table with text in italics are currently a work in progress and will be available in steps from 2019 onwards.

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