Diploma in Horticulture (Landscaping) Level 5

Develop your career in gardening and landscaping

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Two academic years full time


Prasad Kamta
Horticulture Programme Leader
John Zeng
Horticulture Lecturer
Sharika Felix
Horticulture lecturer

Regent offers a pathway into the exciting world of Horticulture and Landscaping with its 20-month Level 5 Diploma in Horticulture – specializing in horticulture and creative landscaping. Students     develop a solid foundation in plant selection, garden design, site planning and horticulture production & management. Students learn from horticulturist and landscape design experts who assist them with essential skills to achieve their career goals.

Intake: February, May, September

  • Explore horticulture through practical work experience;
  • Hone your skills and knowledge of the horticulture industry and the challenges it currently faces;
  • Improve your knowledge of horticulture science and technology, sustainability, land management, pest management and other vital aspects of the horticulture industry;
  • Benefit from our close links with our partners within the horticulture industry.

As Regent’s horticulture courses are NZQA unit standards based, delivery of the  material and content is directly related to required assessment tasks. It is mandatory to complete all required unit standards to gain the qualification.  The teaching modes used will be approximately: classroom theory 40% and practical/industry experience 60%.

  • Diploma in Horticulture (Level 5)
  • National Certificate in Horticulture (Level 4)
  • National Certificate in Horticulture (Introductory) (Level 2)

Education pathways

A further available academic pathway is entry into a university degree in Horticulture.

Employment pathways

Botanic Garden Manager; Garden Centre Design Consultant; Landscape Designer; Landscaper / Maintenance Manager; Parks Officer; Amenity Parks and Reserves; Garden Maintenance

More employment pathways information is available from www.careers.govt.nz

While studying in the programme, students can work up to 20 hours per week during the academic year. Upon graduation, students will be eligible for a 12 month Post Study Work Visa.

To be admitted to the programme of study, you should also meet the following criteria:

  • Completed 3 years of secondary school certificate or equivalent
  • Demonstrate you have the attitude and attributes to work and study
  • Be capable of completing the practical aspect of the programme

International students whose English is not their first language must provide evidence of competency in English language equivalent to:

  • An overall score of IELTS (Academic) 5.5 with no band score less than 5.0; or
  • An overall score of Pearson Test (Academic) 42; or
  • Have successfully completed New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 4). 

You can enrol directly to second year if you have completed National Certificate in Horticulture Level 4.

Occupation Outlook

The latest occupation outlook information released by New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment. It is a great tool for exploring study and career options, with extensive information on labour supply and demand in over 100 occupations in New Zealand. The app outlines how to enter each role, how many are studying in related fields, how many are employed, and what the average incomes are. It also outlines what are the prospects of getting a job in that occupation once you have completed the qualifications required.

Please use the individual learning intention to determine what you want to be, to match with the qualification of enrolment to determine what you need to learn, further match with the occupation information in New Zealand supports your understand what employment opportunity may available to you after qualification completion.

More detailed information is available from occupationoutlook.mbie.govt.nz.




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Adress: 520 Queen Street, Auckland New Zealand
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