New Zealand Certificate in Primary Industry Skills (Level 2)


Central Otago

November - May

On campus and at a local cherry orchard and vineyards

40 (Horticulture); 15 (English language)
PLUS a 15-credit English course

Earn while you learn in beautiful Central Otago. 

This programme allows you to improve your English language skills while you learn about the horticulture and/or the New Zealand wine-making industry. You will get hands-on experience working in the industry as you harvest cherries in the summer and grapes in the autumn.

The programme content is formed from key units of learning used throughout the New Zealand horticulture/viticulture industry. This means that you will be well-prepared to work as the skills you gain are industry-relevant and up-to-date.

  • Late November to mid-December: You will take part in English language classes and study horticulture.
  • Mid-December to late January: Gain hands-on experience harvesting cherries.  
  • Late January to late March: Resume your English and horticulture studies.
  • Late March to late April: Gain hands-on experience harvesting grapes.