Best Practice Farming (Agriculture) Skills

with the New Zealand Certificate in Primary Industry Skills – Agriculture Level 2

In our Best Practice Farming or Agriculture Course, you will learn practical skills such as tractor driving, safe use of quad bikes, fencing and chainsaw skills. You will also learn Occupational Safety & Health (OSH) practices and First Aid and earn NCEA.  Our Best Practice Farming / Agriculture course is designed to give you the units and experience you need to begin your farming journey. Students will experience time on a farm.

Pathways & Employment Opportunities

After successfully completing this course, we can arrange to place you on a farm if you wish. Most often such jobs include a good salary, housing and other benefits. Other career options include viticulture, farm supply, livestock management and other forms of agriculture, horticulture and viticulture. 

Cost: FREE
Entry Requirements: Age 16 to 19
Location: Hamilton
Qualification: New Zealand Certificate in Primary Industry Skills – Agriculture Level 2
National Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (Workplace Safety) Level 1
Dates: 17th July 2017
 

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Course Information

Credits

Level: 2

Credits: 40

 

 

Course Structure
The course has components of both in class and offsite. Students will experience time on a farm.    
Course Content

The course content includes:

  • Farm Machinery Skills including quad bikes and tractors
  • Community Projects
  • Industry Knowledge
  • Communication Skills.
  • NCEA Credits

 

 

Entry Requirements

All ages over 16

No previous qualifications above level 1

 

 

Outcomes

Graduates are equipped with essential knowledge and skills for work in an entry-level role on a farm or for further training. They can carry out practical tasks associated with an entry-level role and use safe work practices in a primary industry workplace.

 

 

Graduate Opportunities

After successfully completing this course we can arrange to place you on a farm if you wish.

Most often such jobs include:

  • A good salary
  • Housing
  • And other benefits.

 

Other career options include:

  • Viticulture,
  • Farm supply,
  • Livestock management
  • And other forms of agriculture, horticulture and viticulture.

 

Study Options

The programme is full-time and made up of classroom time and practical hands-on experience.

 

Fees

FREE

Application Documents

Application Documents are at each campus’ reception.

To apply you will need to bring with you:

Your Birth Certificate and Photo ID OR Passport

or 

Enrol Online here

 

 

Qualification

National Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (Workplace Safety) Level 1
National cert in educational achievement level 1 & 2
NZ certificate in primary industry skills Level 2


 
 

Location
Hamilton
Next Intake

17th July 2017

 A day in the life on a farm

 

If you are interested in what life on a farm is like, here is a short clip filmed by Just the Job.  It follows Livia as she spends a day at one of the country's biggest dairy farms situated in Canterbury where 5000 cows need milking every day.
Perfect for those who love the outdoors and like doing different things each day.