Organic Distance Programme

doThe BHU offers a distance (correspondence) programme in organics.

Certificate in Organic Horticulture Knowledge (Level 3)

Course Length

One year from date of enrolment, part-time study

Credits

40 credits

Qualification

Telford certificate in Organic Horticulture Knowledge (Level 3)

Course Fee

NZ Student fees: $251
International student fees

Entry Requirements

Competent in written English. Enrol at any time, students must be 16 years or over. English language proficiency is required. International students require IELTS of 5.5 or a TOEFL of 500 plus TWE 4.5

Download the enrolment form here or contact the distance co-coordinator for further information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Textbooks Required

None - handbooks are supplied for each course

Practical component

The programme includes a five day block course held at the Biological Husbandry Unit, Lincoln University. Block courses are held twice a year in April and November. 

The next block course will be held on the following weeks:

Course content

Please choose 40 credits form the list of subjects below. This link will take you to the course selection form: Programme Elective Form (PDF)

Organic Horticulture – Introduction

Birds and Bees and Plants and Trees

Soils in Organics

Weather Management

Outdoor Safety