Grow your Potential

The primary industry sector and in particular horticulture, is booming and there are great employment and business opportunities for suitably qualified graduates.

The Association works alongside approved horticultural industry training organisations to promote career opportunities in horticulture.

Free membership is available for students and schools.

Primary ITO

Primary ITO works with businesses in the primary industry sector to grow the capability of their people. They do this through applied learning where training and assessment takes place in the workplace. Employees learn-on-the-job, whilst gaining real-world industry experience.

They help businesses and their staff to choose a programme that is fit-for-purpose, from Level 2 foundation practical skills through to management skills at Levels 5 and 6. They then work with trainees and external training providers to complete the qualification.

To find out more visit

www.primaryito.ac.nz/courses-fo-you/horticulture/fruit-production/ or call  0800 20 80 20 to talk to a training adviser


Study for an exciting career in horticulture in a wide range of certificate and diploma programmes.

EIT offers a practical, hands-on learning experience whilst offering a wide range of sector connections to provide relevant industry- based knowledge.

To find out more visit

https://www.eit.ac.nz/subject-areas/horticulture/ or call  0800 CALL EIT (22 55 348)

Become a Member

HBFA is a not-for-profit organisation, that is working on behalf of its members to ensure that the region's horticulture industry remains a dynamic, progressive and accessible sector for years to come.

Support our work by becoming a member of the Association. Whether you are a grower, industry affiliated business, student or school member, your HBFA membership brings you closer to horticulture activities in the region. Join today!

Become a Member