Undergraduate & honours qualifications

Advanced Diploma in Ornamental and Landscape Horticulture

Qualification code: 90094
NQF level: 7
Total credits: 120
SAQA ID: 101899
APS/AS: 60
Purpose statement:
The primary purpose of the qualification serves to deepen students' knowledge and skills in the various areas of ornamental and landscape horticulture. Qualifying students will have a well-rounded knowledge base and specialised skills in: Arboriculture, Production and cultivation of ornamental crops in greenhouses, Horticultural production process management, Sustainable plant production, plant pest and disease management, Growth media management for plant production, Management of urban green space and amenities and conducting horticultural research projects.
This qualification will be presented using both online and distance learning modes.

Who can register?

  • Applicants (new applicants & Unisa students who applied for admission to a new qualification) may only register if they have received an offer of placement from Unisa and have accepted the offer online. Unisa reserves the right to not process and / or to cancel your registration if it is found that you were incorrectly admitted to a qualification. 
  • Re-registering students may register for the 2024 academic year once the registration period opens.

Please note: Should you wish to start a new qualification, please apply online for the alternative qualification during the prescribed application period.

How to choose your modules

Each Unisa qualification is structured in such a way that you need to pass a certain number of NQF level credits within a certain amount of time in order to graduate.

  • Co-requisite: Module A is a co-requisite for Module B. You want to register for Module B, but have not yet passed Module A. You must then register for both Modules A and B simultaneously. You may NOT cancel your registration for Module A unless Module B is also cancelled.
  • Pre-requisite: If Module A is a pre-requisite for Module B, you must pass Module A before you may register for Module B.

You may not register for more than the allowed maximum number of credits / modules per academic year and / or semester: 60 credits per semester or 120 credits per academic year.

The maximum number of credits do not include supplementary and / or aegrotat examinations from a previous semester. Modules taken for non-degree / non-diploma purposes also count towards the maximum number of credits allowed.

You must take your available time into consideration when choosing your modules, as this will impact your academic performance. You need approximately

  • 6 to 8 hours per week for semester modules.
  • 4 to 6 hours per week for year modules.

Click here for more information on managing your studies.

Curriculum for this qualification

While you are deciding on the modules for which you will be registering, write down the module names and codes so that you have something to refer to when completing your registration.

Please click on the modules below to see further information (eg semester/year module, NQF level)

First level

Module (Please click on the module to see further information) Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
AMH4701 - Amenity horticulture
APP4701 - Advanced Plant Pests and Diseases
ARB4701 - Arboriculture
BRM4701 - Biological research methodology Co-requisite:RNA4701 & HCC4701 (only applicable to 90094).
GMM4701 - Growth Media Management for Plant Production
GRC4701 - Greenhouse Crop Production
HCC4701 - Horticulture Contact Course Co-requisite:RNA4701 & BRM4701
HPP4701 - Horticulture Production Process Management
RNA4701 - Research Project Co-requisite:BRM4701 & HCC4701 (only applicable to 90094).
SHP4701 - Sustainable Horticulture Production