New Zealand Certificate in Apiculture (Level 3)

Dargaville, Kaitaia, Kerikeri, Whangarei
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The Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund (TTAF; also known as free trades training) supports learners to undertake vocational education and training without fees. The TTAF covers fees until 31 December 2022.

Note: Fees may apply for training continuing after 1 January 2023 on this programme.

About this programme

The lucrative and rapidly expanding apiculture industry wants more Kiwis to become beekeepers. 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

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

Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

  • Maintain, manipulate and operate beehives to produce quality products and pollination services

  • Assist to transport beehives and bee products, and establish hives in new sites

  • Carry out a beehive disease management plan.

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)

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/Part time

Duration

1 semester full-time
1 year part-time

Start Dates

Dargaville: February

Can be studied conjoint with NZ Certificate in Horticulture (General) (Level 3)

Kaitaia: February (Part time)
July (Part time)

KeriKeri: February (Full time)

Whangarei: February (Part time)

Cost Incl. GST (Approx):

Domestic: Fees Free

International: Programme not open to international students

Programme Code

NZ2223

Phone 0800 162 100
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