New Zealand Certificate in Land Based Sustainability Practices (Level 3)

Dargaville, Kaikohe, Kaitaia, Kerikeri
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About this programme

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the land-based primary industries with individuals who are able to apply sustainable practices to current operations or to a new activity.

What you will learn

This qualification is designed to recognise those graduates who have undertaken projects that focus specifically on improving sustainability in our environment. Learners will benefit by having the skills and knowledge to actively contribute to the performance of a land-based industry or process, using best practice to enhance sustainability.

Primary industries and local communities will benefit by having graduates who can apply sustainability practices for the long-term benefit of the community and the environment.

This qualification is targeted at people who work or live in, or have an interest in, land-based primary industries. Graduates will be capable of working under limited supervision with responsibility for work outcomes.

Graduates of this qualification are likely to be employed as iwi or community-based workers, growers, farmers or farm workers.

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 Land Based Sustainability Practices (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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Heidelind Luschberger
Heidelind Luschberger

My passion is to raise peoples awareness of their environment and of what we are doing as a people so that they are inspired to make changes in their everyday lives. That’s what changes the world!




Full time


14 weeks

Start Dates

Dargaville: February

Kaikohe: July

Kaitaia: July

Kerikeri: February

Cost Incl. GST (Approx):

Domestic: $520.20

Student levy may apply

International: Programme not open to international students

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Phone 0800 162 100
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