Get prepared for a career in agriculture with this hands-on qualification. Covering a wide range of skills, you also have the added benefit of on-farm, practical assessments, as well as gaining an understanding of pastoral farming systems, practical capabilities and the key inputs into farming systems.
Gain the skills and knowledge to take responsibility for the day-to-day operational management of a pastoral farming production system. This qualification is targeted at people who are experienced workers in the agriculture industry and are looking to move into, or are at, a management level position in an agricultural production enterprise.
If you love tools and machines and want to work in the outdoors in New Zealand’s forestry industry, this 20-week course will get you started. It focuses on manual processing and quality control. You could play a key role in harvesting our production forests by working in a commercial forest harvesting or log scaling operation.
Gain theoretical knowledge of plant and soils science and learn the science behind growing systems and environments. Use your new horticulture knowledge to gain a role working in nursery production or parks and gardens.
Build on your experience or interest in the organic primary sector and gain the skills and knowledge to develop and monitor a production plan that complies with relevant organic standards, for either crop or livestock production. Graduates will be able to work in a self-managed capacity and may have some responsibility for the performance of others.
Learn general health and safety covering topics such as tractor safety, quad bike, two wheelers, water systems, tractor implements and wooden, wire and electric fencing and repair. This programme provides hands-on learning to help you on the farm.