New Zealand Certificate in Apiculture & Agriculture (Vehicles, Machinery and Infrastructure) (Level 3)

Dargaville, Whangarei
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About this programme

This full-time conjoint programme includes the New Zealand Certificate in Apiculture (Level 3) and New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (Vehicles, Machinery and Infrastructure) (Level 3).

You can study for two qualifications in one year, to gain a really strong grounding in all things agricultural. Demand for pollination services also continues to increase with NZ’s primary industry dependent on the pollination of fruit and crops for its survival. If you have ever wanted to have your own beehive or want to work in the apiculture industry then this programme is for you.

What you will learn

Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

  • You’ll learn all the fundamentals of beekeeping, as well as how to manipulate hives and implement disease control measures. You’ll be able to transport hives safely and establish them in new sites.

  • You'll learn the essentials of using and maintaining agricultural vehicles and machinery in the workplace. You'll learn how to use machinery efficiently and within health and safety requirements. You'll also understand how to identify workplace hazards, and manage them effectively. The programme will give you plenty of practice in activities which require the use of farm vehicles and machines.

Apiculture Courses Level Credits
AP301000 - Beekeeping Fundamentals 3 15
AP301001 - Manipulating Hives 3 20
AP301002 - Beehive Disease Management Planning 3 15
AP301003 - Beehive Disease Management Control 3 15
Vehicles, Machinery and Infrastructure Courses Level Credits
3486.0001 - Operate an agricultural vehicle 3 25
3486.0002 - Machinery 3 10
3486.0003 - Infrastructure 3 10

Entry Requirements

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences

  • be able to read, write and communicate in English at a basic level

  • be physically able to complete the programme-specific outcomes.

Qualification gained

New Zealand Certificate in Apiculture (Level 3)
New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (Vehicles, Machinery and Infrastructure) (Level 3)

Courses and programmes may be cancelled, postponed or have their content or configuration changed from time to time (including during the academic year) at the discretion of NorthTec. Fees are an indication, include GST and apply to domestic students only. View terms and conditions

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Level

3

Delivery

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start Dates

Dargaville: 27 May 2019

Whangarei: 19 Aug 2019

Cost Incl. GST (Approx):

Domestic: $1,888.60

Student levy may apply

YOUTH GUARANTEE:Fees Free

International: Programme not open to international students

Programme Code

NZ2223 & NZ2215

Phone 0800 162 100
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