FIAT  Programmes!


National Certificate in Horticulture offered by Franklin Agritech, is fully approved by and accredited to New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) and is moderated by the Primary ITO. NCH 4 Advanced is included in immediate skill shortage list of Immigration NZ and recognized as a qualifier for student visa during study, and one year 'post study work visa (Open)' for new students, which can be converted in to 'Post study work visa (Employer assisted)' with suitable job offer. Recently graduated five students at L 4, all got three years work visa under essential skills category and are serving the horticulture industry successfully.

Our facilities

FIAT is located at 760, Glenbrook Road in Franklin District.The production facilities constitute of 7000 Square meters of greenhouses, adequate farm and support buildings housed on a piece of 24 acres of prime agricultural land. These facilities have been used for vegetable seed/seedling and orchid cut flower production & servicing the 'Greens supply chain' successfully. Staff has higher degrees and experience in horticulture: Raj Saini M.Sc.and Ph.D, Krishan Malik M.Sc. and Gagandeep Jain M.Sc. and Ph.D. from Victoria Uni, Wellington.

Placements and Internships

FIAT has close ties with the horticultural industry and is well equipped to facilitate student placements ( Internship, part time work, full time jobs) very effectively. Almost all the current students are working in the horticulture industry. We as a group, are member of several professional bodies like Horticulture NZ, international Plant propagation Society, Royal Society of NZ,etc. We participate regularly in industry meetings, field days and other professional activities. JOB LINKS: ( Horticulture)

About New Zealand

New Zealand truly is one of the most picturesque and photogenic places on earth. A small island nation of just over 4.5 million people, is ranked very high in safety & security, honesty, and other socio-political values. Horticulture ( Crop production) is one of the highly regarded and rewarding professions in the country. If you have knack for practical work, this line is for you to choose and build your career in it.

Learn New Skills For A Growing Industry

Horticulture is a booming industry in New Zealand and the country is leading the way in techniques and production. Skills and experience gained in New Zealand will advantage anyone keen to be part of the growing industries serving the booming food industries of major cities throughout the world.

FIAT is a signatory to the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students and has designated staff and systems to ensure your well-being throughout your study.


Our broad vision is to provide relevant academic and practical training in the area of horticultural production to fulfil the needs of the horticultural industry.

Our aim is to teach students in such a manner that they are ready to take positions in the industry with minimal on-job training as operational personnel.

Our Objectives

  • 01
    To Provide.....

    To provide complete and utter support to help students achieve their goals of successful learning.

  • 02
    To Prepare.....

    To prepare for a strong and prosperous and satisfying career in the horticulture industry.