New Zealand Diploma in Primary Industry Business Management (Level 5)

2 Years
Throughout NZ

Are you a manager or looking to advance into management role?

Zoom in to Management!

This programme is designed to apply to a wide range of businesses in the primary sector, including agriculture, horticulture, pest and conservation contractors, apiculture, forestry and fencing contractors. Classes are conducted using Zoom so you can easily join from your home, office or anywhere that has an Internet connection. Learning material is accessed through our online learning platform. This programme will teach you the latest business management techniques.

  • Enables you to achieve your business and career goals faster 
  • Gives you the confidence to present your agribusiness in the best light possible to your bank, accountant and other rural professionals 
  • Allows you to take control of your business and make decisions with confidence, based on sound judgement 
  • Is an industry-recognised qualification 
  • Includes a full analysis of your business. You’ll be able to directly apply what you’ve learnt to your own agribusiness. 

Working in partnership

Farmers, horticulturalists and other agribusiness decision makers now have a completely new way to gain business skills, following the formation of a partnership between Primary ITO and NorthTec. Increasing the agribusiness skills of the primary industry is the focus of an initiative involving DairyNZ, Primary ITO and NorthTec.  Formal qualifications such as this Diploma provide vital business skills and knowledge for those in the industry. 

  • Facilitated by highly experienced agribusiness practitioners
  • Interactive, discussion based tutorials – learn from your peers
  • Relevant learning – use your farm business as a case study
  • Locally run tutorials – flexible to fit the farm work day
  • Nationally recognised and supported by industry bodies.

What will I learn?

The New Zealand Diploma in Primary Industry Business Management (Level 5) is the focus of an initiative involving DairyNZ, Primary ITO and NorthTec.  The organisations have joined forces to support agribusiness owners and managers to build their knowledge and skills - creating a productive, sustainable future for the industry.

  • Compile and integrate whole business information about an agribusiness to critically analyse performance and identify opportunities for improvement 
  • Manage the financial requirements of an agribusiness 
  • Manage staffing requirements in an agribusiness
  • Manage natural and/or physical resources for agribusiness sustainability

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.

All applicants must:

  • be at least 20 years old at the time the programme commences
  • have access to financial and production performance information about a specific primary industry business

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 equivalent.

Intakes & Applications

Dates & Bookings

This programme is not open to international students.
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Throughout NZ
New Zealand Diploma in Primary Industry Business Management (Level 5)
Dates:
March & August
TBC
Delivery:
Part Time
or Full Time.
Delivery:
Full Time.
Price:
Fees:
$3,705
(2023)
$3,612
(2022)
International
International Fees:
(2022)
Price:
TBC
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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.

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. See our full Terms and conditions.

Additional Information

Career opportunities and pathways

Graduates of this qualification will have the skills and knowledge to work or gain employment in a management or supervisory role in a range of primary industries. Graduates of this qualification may progress to relevant qualifications at Level 6 or above in business management.

About Te Pūkenga

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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