New Zealand Certificate in Sustainable Primary Production (Level 4)

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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. 

Note: The TTAF covers fees until 31 December 2022. For courses continuing/starting after 1 January 2023, partial or full fees may apply.

Work it!

Developing and managing sustainable land-based production will be a breeze with the skills you’ll learn with this programme. It’s designed for people who have some experience working on the land, or who are capable of transferring their prior skills and knowledge.

What you will learn

Learners will benefit by having the skills and knowledge to plan and manage sustainable practices for a land-based production system to meet the requirements of a recognised production standard. Primary industries and local communities will benefit by having graduates who are able to implement sustainability practices for the long-term benefit of communities and the environment.

This qualification is ideally suited to people who have some experience in the primary industries, or who are capable of transferring their prior skills and knowledge.

Graduates will be capable of working in a self-managed capacity, and may have some responsibility for the performance of others.

Courses in this programme

Courses Level Credits
4529.0001 - Evaluating Sustainable Land Based Systems 4 20
4529.0002 - Planning for Sustainability Practices 4 20
4529.0003 - Implementation and Monitoring of Sustainability Practices 4 30

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 Sustainable Primary Production (Level 4)

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

From 1 January 2023, all NorthTec learners will be part of Te Pūkenga. Please note that these programmes of study are currently under review as part of the reform of vocational education training and may be subject to change.

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Full time


22 weeks

Start Dates

On demand

Cost Incl. GST (Approx):

2022 Fees: Fees Free

International: Programme not open to international students

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Phone 0800 162 100
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