Information in Brief

STUDY HORTICULTURE, FRANKLIN INSTITUTE OF AGRI-TECHNOLOGY, PUKEKOHE, AUCKLAND

(Approved and accredited by NZQA and moderated by Primary ITO)


QUALIFICATION:

National Certificate in Horticulture Level 4 (Advanced)
(Approved and accredited by NZQA and moderated by Primary ITO. In transition to NZ Diploma Level 5-Subject to NZQA approval)

DURATION

Four Semesters of 20 weeks each, spread over 2 years

TIME REQUIRED:

Three days (20 hours) on site & 10 hours home learning per week..

START DATES

Feb and July each year (Other intakes are possible)

TOTAL CREDITS

210 to 250+ (Two strands: Production Horticulture and Nursery Production):

APPLICATIONS:

Eight weeks before start date for students from overseas.
Two-three weeks before start for local entry.

FEE

INTERNATIONAL Students: First year: NZ$ 16,000. Second Year NZ$ 13,500. DOMESTIC Students: to be advised
To be deposited directly into NZ Public Trust account (after Visa Pre-approval)

LOCATION:

Pukekohe, Franklin District, South of Auckland, New Zealand

ENTRY CRITERIA:

Applicants must:

  • Be 18 years of age or above
  • Have completed secondary education (NCEA Level 2 OR equivalent)
  • Have English language competence: IELTS (Academic) 5.5 with no band less than 5.0 OR equivalent.
  • Be physically fit to complete practical aspects of the course (About 60-65% of the programme will involve field work)
  • Be available for an interview (face-to-face or by skype).

VISA ELIGIBILITY & WORK RIGHTS:

Student visa allows students to work for 20 hours/week when classes are in session and full-time in statutory vacations. After successful completion, new students are eligible for a one year ‘Post study work visa (Open), which can be converted to a ‘Post study work visa (Employer assisted)’ for two years with suitable job offer. During this period, graduates can work full time. Currently, this qualification is included in immediate skill shortage category. Please check visa conditions in your passport. For the latest information please see: http://nzstudywork.immigration.govt.nz/work-rules-for-students/. If you are interested, please fill the enrolment form and send it to FIAT at enquiry@fiat.ac.nz.

Dr.Raj SainiMob   027 278 2789 Tel 09 2363770

Office: +64 9 236 37 38 Fax +64 9 236 3772 Email enquiry@fiat.ac.nz

Franklin Institute of Agri-Technology (FIAT)

760 Glenbrook Road,RD4, Pukekohe, Auckland 2679

(FIAT is part of Rupex Group which has been servicing the 'Greens supply chain' very successfully for more than 15 years in New Zealand: www.rupex.co.nz)