Advanced Diploma in Ornamental and Landscape Horticulture at UNISA

The primary purpose of the qualification is to provide qualifying students with be able to apply ornamental horticultural technologies and strategies in the green industry in a way that will be environmentally sustainable. They will be able to propagate and utilize plants and to plan and implement a landscape design.

Qualification code:90094
NQF level:7
Total credits:120
SAQA ID:101899
Maximum time to complete this qualification: 3 years

Qualification admission requirements

Your admission to Unisa is dependent on you meeting the specific admission requirements for your chosen qualification.

A National Diploma in Ornamental and Landscape Horticulture (or equivalent), with an average of 60% or more for 3rd level modules.

Applicants who have a final major mark of 50% to 59% or who completed the diploma more than five years previously, may be considered by the department by submitting a motivation, CV, and evidence of relevant industry working experience for at least three years after completing the Diploma in Ornamental Horticulture.

Applicants who do not comply with the above requirements should consider applying for a lower level qualification for which they meet the statutory and additional requirements by submitting a motivation, CV, and evidence of relevant industry working experience for at least three years after completing the Diploma in Ornamental Horticulture.
The study material for this qualification will only be available online.

Student fees and funding your studies

Application fee

Pay the application fee once you’ve received your student number:

R120 for online applications

Use the student number you receive from Unisa AND the application fee reference number (ie STUDENT NUMBER 5370810030)

Send the proof of payment to

Visit for banking details and payment information.

Please note that this application fee is non-refundable even if you decide not to study through Unisa, do not qualify for admission to Unisa, or cannot be offered a space due to limited spaces available.

Student fees

Click here to find out more about Unisa’s student fees, and the bursaries and loans for Unisa students.

Apply for admission

Applications for admission to Unisa’s undergraduate qualifications (higher certificates, advanced certificates, diplomas, advanced diplomas & degrees) will be open from 11 August to 15 October 2022.

Please take note of the following:

All applications for admission must be submitted online. No self-help stations will be available for applications.

Admission to a qualification is not automatic. It will depend on whether you comply with the admission requirements and if space is available.

Additional support for this qualification via TVET colleges

Unisa has an agreement with various Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges to offer classes in a selected number of qualifications. These classes have proved to generally improve the throughput rate of students who enroll for them.

Take note of the following:

Make sure that your TVET college of choice offers support in your qualification. 

Apply for admission during Unisa’s application period via your TVET college or via Unisa.


Unisa will send the necessary information about registration dates and the registration process to all successful applicants who have confirmed their acceptance of Unisa’s offer. Visit for registration information.