Short Courses

  • Rolling intake
  • Level 3
  • 14 weeks
  • $100 per course

Qualification overview

 

These short courses are designed for on the job training by those that are interested in further qualifications, but who cannot commit to completing the fulltime programme.  They have been developed from the full-time programme New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (General) Level 4, with strands in Dairy Farming, Breeding Livestock Farming and Non-Breeding Livestock Farming.  

Courses are for 14 weeks with a commitment of 200 total learning hours.

Enrolments will be accepted on a rolling intake basis from the start of October 2018.

Learners can enrol in one or more of the three COP courses available.

Courses are delivered by Land Based Training.  

 


Livestock Feeding

This course is intended for people who are working in a pastoral livestock production system and recognises the skills and knowledge necessary to take responsibility for implementing a livestock pastoral feeding plan in a farming workplace.

On successful completion of this course, the student will be able to demonstrate an understanding of pasture production methods used to feed livestock and implement a pastoral livestock feeding plan.

Livestock Health

This course is intended for people who are working in a livestock farming operation and recognises the skills and knowledge necessary to take responsibility for implementing a livestock health plan.

On successful completion of this course, the student will be able to demonstrate an understanding of strategies required to achieve optimum livestock health and implement livestock health plan to achieve optimum livestock health

Milking

This course is intended for people working in a dairy operation and recognises the skills and knowledge necessary to take responsibility for the supervision of a dairy milking operation, and the skills and knowledge necessary to take responsibility for optimising milk quality.

On successful completion of this course, the student will be able to supervise milk harvesting to optimise efficiency, yield and quality, and supervise farm dairy cleaning procedures and milking plant maintenance

 

To enrol go to the application form and choose "Land Based Training courses - October" and choose which module (you can apply for 1, 2 or all three) as you want to apply for.

Entry requirements

Applicants should demonstrate an ability to succeed in tertiary study at this level, shown by the completion of either:

  • NCEA Level two or above with at least 12 credits in each of three subject areas, OR
  • A relevant qualification at Level 3, OR
  • Equivalent knowledge, skills, work experience or study

Applicants applying under Life Skills/Work Experience entry criteria may be required to take literacy and numeracy assessments as part of the application process in order to establish their ability to study successfully on the programme.

It is recommended that candidates will have a minimum of at least two years of dairy farming experience (or equivalent) prior to enrolling into this programme.  They will also need to be currently employed in an agriculture setting.