NZ Courses

There are a number of educational providers that offer courses from introductory Level 2 up to diploma Level 6.  Many providers offer courses that fit your circumstances from on the job apprenticeships to full time courses on campus.

A Level 4 Advanced National Certificate is often the minimum qualification required by employees.

The following training organisations offer most or all of these qualifications.


MIT new logo black landscapeManukau Institute of Technology

All of our programmes are designed to help you get a great job. We teach real skills, from real people, to help you get real results. MIT isn’t just a place to learn – your first day at MIT is like your first day on the job. You’ll develop industry-specific skills, knowledge and qualifications; and we can help provide the connections you need to get the job you want.

Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) Arboriculture Courses

OP logo Otago Polytechnic

The quality of our programmes, and the work-readiness of our graduates, is recognised far and wide, making us one of New Zealand’s best and most preferred tertiary organisations.

Certificate in Arboriculture
Diploma in Horticulture

ITOPrimary Industry Training Organisation

PRITO offers employers the opportunity to develop future arborists whilst maintaining a level of commercial productivity.

PRITO Arboricultural Courses

Telford logoTelford, a division of Lincoln University

Telford offer the complete stair-casing qualifications, from the level 2 Foundation Certificate through to Degree programmes. Telford offers a complete range of courses for those wishing to gain entry or progress with the arboriculture industry.

Telford Arboriculture Courses

Wintec-2013Waikato Institute of Technology

Wintec is one of New Zealand’s largest Institutes of Technology/Polytechnics and a leading provider of high quality, vocational and education in the Waikato region.

Level 3 Arboriculture
Level 4 Arboriculture
Diploma in Arboriculture
Encouraging, fostering, improving and educating in all aspects of arboriculture throughout New Zealand.