New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (Farming Systems) (Level 3)

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Whangārei & Kerikeri

Equip yourself with the skills you’ll need for the farming sector.

Equip yourself with the skills you’ll need for the farming sector. This course will prepare you for the workforce by teaching you the skills and knowledge which agricultural employers really value, so you'll be able to perform well and advance your career.

You’ll be able to assist with key livestock production tasks, use farming-related technology, and assess and minimise risks to yourself, other workers and machinery. With a sound understanding of farming theories, you’ll be able to apply sustainable practise on the farm.

The programme will give you plenty of practice in activities which require the use of farm vehicles and machines.

Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

  • use and maintaining agricultural vehicles and machinery in the workplace
  • use machinery efficiently and within health and safety requirements
  • identify workplace hazards, and manage them effectively
  • apply theoretical knowledge of key farming inputs to pastoral farming systems
  • assist with key livestock production tasks in a pastoral farming context
  • utilise technology within pastoral farming systems
  • apply theoretical knowledge of sustainable practices to pastoral farming systems.

Entry Requirements

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences.
  • be able to understand follow, and respond to instructions given in English.
  • be physically able to complete the programme specific outcomes

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.

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.

Applicants for whom English is not a first language must have an IELTS score of 5 with no band score lower than 5; or an accepted international equivalence.

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.

Applicants for whom English is not a first language must have an IELTS score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5; or an accepted international equivalence.

Intakes & Applications

Dates & Bookings

This programme is run in conjunction with the NZ Certificate in Primary Industry Operational Skills (Level 3) as a full-time, one-year programme.

This programme is not open to international students.
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Whangārei & Kerikeri
New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (Farming Systems) (Level 3)
Dates:
February & July
TBC
Delivery:
Part Time
or Full Time.
Delivery:
Full Time.
Price:
Fees:
$2,731
(2023)
$2,703
(2022)
International
International Fees:
(2022)
Price:
TBC
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