New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (Level 4)

with strand in Dairy Farming, Breeding Livestock Farming and Non-Breeding Livestock Farming

with strand in Dairy Farming, Breeding Livestock Farming and Non-Breeding Livestock Farming

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.

Graduates will be able to:

  • coordinate agribusiness activities using appropriate technology and a range of effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • benchmark a farm’s physical performance against data from industry high performers to identify strategies for improving farm physical and financial performance
  • produce routine management reports to inform decision making for a farm production system
  • take responsibility for routine maintenance of vehicles, plant, machinery, and equipment
  • implement and monitor a farm environmental plan

Graduates of the Dairy Farming strand will also be able to implement and monitor:

  • milk harvesting and milk quality plans
  • a dairy livestock health plan
  • implement and monitor a dairy livestock breeding plan
  • a dairy livestock feeding plan.

Programme Specific Information

This programme is open entry

Learners will benefit by having a qualification within a training pathway that recognises progression through the industry, as well as increased skills and knowledge acquisition to enable improved job performance.

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.

Work placement components

It is understood students should be engaged on farms within the regional area and will spend the majority of their time working in the agricultural industry.

Engagement in a farming operation is a critical core component of this programme and essential to ensure all aspects of this programme are completed in a real work environment where any off job/theory assessment is seen to directly involve the work place.

Qualifications Eligible for a Post Study Work Visa

Qualification
A certificate at NZQF Level 4 or higher

Knowledge requirements (focus area)
Dairy Farming or Livestock Farming strands of the New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (Level 4)

Related jobs
Dairy cattle farmer

Additional Expenses

A laptop or tablet is required - approx $750

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