New Zealand Certificate in Sustainable Primary Production (Level 4)

Kaitaia, Whangarei

Semester 2

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Full time


22 weeks


Kaitaia: 15 July

Whangarei: 15 July

Cost Incl. GST (Approx):

Domestic: $1,703.30

Student levy may apply

International: Programme not open to international students

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Phone 0800 162 100
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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 develop and manage sustainable land-based production. This qualification is designed to recognise those graduates who have undertaken projects that focus specifically on improving sustainability in our environment.

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

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