New Zealand Certificate in Primary Industry Skills

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This Agriculture course is free for students aged 20+, runs for 12 weeks, and gives successful students a New Zealand Certificate in Primary Industry Skills (Level 2)

Study in a classroom environment and gain practical hands-on experience on a farm. Throughout this course you will learn practical skills such as tractor driving, safe use of quad bikes, fencing and chainsaw skills. You will also have the opportunity to gain credits towards NCEA Level 2. This course is designed to give you the knowledge and experience you need to begin your farming journey.

About This Course

This course includes practical experience on a farm, therefore, you will be equipped with essential knowledge and skills for work in an entry-level role on a farm or for further training. You will be capable of carrying out practical tasks associated with an entry-level role and use safe work practices in a primary industry workplace.

After successfully completing this course, opportunities exist where 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 and horticulture.

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Key Information


New Zealand Certificate in Primary Industry Skills (Level 2)


Level 2



Duration The minimum amount of time it takes to complete this qualification.

12 weeks

Entry requirements

Minimum requirements
Any minimum or preferred criteria for entry to this qualification.

For students aged 20+
No previous qualifications at Level 2 or above.
Not available for International students.

Tuition fees

Total qualification
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Student Fees FREE (conditions apply)

Note: All Key Information is the most recent available relating to domestic students. For more detailed information refer to Course Documents.

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Course Documents

Upcoming Intakes

Campus Start Date Domestic International *
Hamilton 13 May 2019 $0.00 Unavailable
Hamilton 22 July 2019 $0.00 Unavailable
Hamilton 7 October 2019 $0.00 Unavailable

Fees listed are indicative only and may vary with course selection. Exact fees can be confirmed when you enquire or apply.
* International learners are required to pay additional costs to attend one of our courses or programmes. These additional costs include medical and travel insurance cover.

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