These programmes are suitable for anyone interested in joining and building a career in New Zealand’s horticulture industry.
They are delivered in commercial production sites by teachers with strong industry experience.
FIAT encourages and helps students on all programmes to take up part-time work in the industry during your study to increase the practical exposure to industry practice and increase career options once you have completed the programme.
School leavers should consider the Level 4 (one-year) or Level 5 (two-year programmes). Candidates who have completed other post-secondary study (and maybe who want to change their career path) or who have some experience in the industry should consider the Level 5 (one-year) programme.
All programmes are suitable for international students and are fully approved and accredited by NZQA (the New Zealand Qualifications Authority).
Domestic students are eligible for subsidised fees funded by the Tertiary Education Commission and may be eligible for StudyLinkStudy Link funding. Students may also be eligible for zero-fees funding.
To develop your professional and sustainable career in horticulture, you can join us and be part of the success story happening right now in New Zealand.
“The future of agriculture is not input-intensive, but knowledge-intensive” – José Graziano da Silva, former FAO Secretary-General.