New Zealand Certificate in Primary Industry Operational Skills (Level 3)

Varies

Learn about tractors and machinery, quads and side-by-sides, chainsaws and motorised gear, fencing and crop support, water supply, irrigation and drainage.

Be the equipment guru

Identification, Assessment and Controls for hazards in the workplace will be applied throughout the entire course. Giving you the ability to assess on the go as you move practically through the workplace.

It is equal practical to theory, as the graduation of this course requires you to have logged hours on each topic, demonstrating your ability to operate, create, maintain and apply health and safety knowledge to each of these topics.

Work opportunities

With your training in this course, workplaces will benefit by having skilled staff in maintaining and improving quality of production.

Health and Safety plays a huge role in the modern day Primary Industries sector. With accredited knowledge and certification of the selected course topics, you will gain the edge over other applicants for job opportunities in this field by adding this training to your record.

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 Agriculture (Farming Systems) (Level 3) for a full-time one-year programme.

This programme is not open to international students.

Youth Guarantee Fund*

If you are aged 16 to 24, you could study for FREE as part of the government's Youth Guarantee fund. To qualify for the Youth Guarantee fund, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Not yet have NCEA level 1 or NCEA level 2.
  • Complete an application for a course that is covered by the Youth Guarantee fund.
  • Be a NZ citizen or permanent resident.
  • Be 16 to 24 years old at the time the course starts

All free study is subject to funding confirmation. Proof of residency status is required. Programme entry criteria may apply. Eligibility for student allowances or student loans may vary. Contact Studylink for more information.

Certificate in Primary Industry Operational Skills (Level 3)
Whangārei
Certificate in Primary Industry Operational Skills (Level 3)
Certificate in Primary Industry Operational Skills (Level 3)
Apprentice Restaurant, 51 Raumanga Valley Road, Whangārei
Dates:
,
February 13, 2023
November 24, 2023
Dates:
Available to start at regular intervals throughout the year.
Delivery:
Part Time
or
only.
Full Time
only.
.
Short Course
Price:
Fees:
$1,028
| Fees Free with Youth Guarantee*
International
International Fees:
Class full
Proudly delivered in partnership with
.
Certificate in Primary Industry Operational Skills (Level 3)
Kerikeri
Certificate in Primary Industry Operational Skills (Level 3)
Certificate in Primary Industry Operational Skills (Level 3)
Apprentice Restaurant, 51 Raumanga Valley Road, Whangārei
Dates:
,
February 13, 2023
November 24, 2023
Dates:
Available to start at regular intervals throughout the year.
Delivery:
Part Time
or
only.
Full Time
only.
.
Short Course
Price:
Fees:
$1,028
| Fees Free with Youth Guarantee*
International
International Fees:
Class full
Proudly delivered in partnership with
.
Certificate in Primary Industry Operational Skills (Level 3)
Ngāwhā
Certificate in Primary Industry Operational Skills (Level 3)
Certificate in Primary Industry Operational Skills (Level 3)
Apprentice Restaurant, 51 Raumanga Valley Road, Whangārei
Dates:
,
February 13, 2023
November 24, 2023
Dates:
Available to start at regular intervals throughout the year.
Delivery:
Part Time
or
only.
Full Time
only.
.
Short Course
Price:
Fees:
$1,028
| Fees Free with Youth Guarantee*
International
International Fees:
Class full
Proudly delivered in partnership with
.
Certificate in Primary Industry Operational Skills (Level 3)
Whangārei
Certificate in Primary Industry Operational Skills (Level 3)
Certificate in Primary Industry Operational Skills (Level 3)
Apprentice Restaurant, 51 Raumanga Valley Road, Whangārei
Dates:
,
February 13, 2023
November 24, 2023
Dates:
Available to start at regular intervals throughout the year.
Delivery:
Part Time
or
only.
Full Time
only.
.
Short Course
Price:
Fees:
$1,028
| Fees Free with Youth Guarantee*
International
International Fees:
Class full
Proudly delivered in partnership with
.
Certificate in Primary Industry Operational Skills (Level 3)
Kaitaia
Certificate in Primary Industry Operational Skills (Level 3)
Certificate in Primary Industry Operational Skills (Level 3)
Apprentice Restaurant, 51 Raumanga Valley Road, Whangārei
Dates:
,
February 13, 2023
November 24, 2023
Dates:
Available to start at regular intervals throughout the year.
Delivery:
Part Time
or
only.
Full Time
only.
.
Short Course
Price:
Fees:
$1,028
| Fees Free with Youth Guarantee*
International
International Fees:
Class full
Proudly delivered in partnership with
.
Certificate in Primary Industry Operational Skills (Level 3)
Kaitaia
Certificate in Primary Industry Operational Skills (Level 3)
Certificate in Primary Industry Operational Skills (Level 3)
Apprentice Restaurant, 51 Raumanga Valley Road, Whangārei
Dates:
,
July 17, 2023
May 3, 2024
Dates:
Available to start at regular intervals throughout the year.
Delivery:
Part Time
or
only.
Full Time
only.
.
Short Course
Price:
Fees:
$1,028
| Fees Free with Youth Guarantee*
International
International Fees:
Class full
Proudly delivered in partnership with
.
Proudly delivered in partnership with
.

All fees are in New Zealand Dollars and are approximate only - includes GST but excludes the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF) levy. Unless otherwise stated, the fees shown are for domestic students only. For programmes longer than one academic year in duration, the fees quoted are for the first year. Final study costs depends on a number of factors including the courses you select to study.

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NorthTec is part of Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology (Te Pūkenga). From 1 October 2022, all references to NorthTec or Northland Polytechnic on this website (and any documentation linked through this website) need to be read as references to Te Pūkenga and its NorthTec business division.

Te Pūkenga brings the Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs) and the arranging training activities of certain Industry Training Organisations (ITOs) together to create a national network. This will give learners more choices and flexibility in what, where, and how they learn.

Existing NorthTec ākonga (learners) will be enrolled with Te Pūkenga automatically in the same qualification and will continue to learn in the same way, in the same place, with the same people.

Learners should note that all programmes offered across Te Pūkenga are under review to ensure they are portable, consistent and aligned with the needs of industry and may be changed. Where there are changes to programmes that you have applied to enrol in, you will be notified of these changes.

Key Information for students - Qualification Information from the NZ Government.
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