New Zealand Certificate in Primary Industry Skills (Level 2)

Programme details

Translation Pōkaitahi o Aotearoa Pūkenga Ahumahi Mātāmua (Pae 2)
Code NZ2218
Level 2
Credits 40
Duration 12 weeks
Fees special Courses are fees free for all New Zealand residents enrolled on any Level 1 or 2 programme in 2017*
IntakesSemester 1, Semester 2, Secondary Tertiary Pathway Delivery, Various
Study options Full-time
LocationRotorua (Mokoia), Taupo, Waipa (Rotorua), Tauranga (Windermere)
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Programme aim

Develop the entry-level skills and knowledge required to contribute safely and effectively in the workplace. This programme establishes introductory knowledge, skills, and work practices relevant to primary industry workplaces.

Career opportunities

Entry level employment and career opportunities within the primary industry sector

Award information

To achieve the award of the New Zealand Certificate in Primary Industry Skills (Level 2), students must pass a total of 40 credits.

Knowledge and skills you will gain

Graduates will have the skills, knowledge and attributes to be able to:

  • carry out practical production tasks associated with an entry-level role in a primary industry context; and
  • use safe work practices in a primary industry workplace.

Entry criteria

Admission and entry requirements for this qualification are in accordance with the academic regulations.

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Core courses

Course details (all level 2, and 10 credits)
PRMY.2001 Rural Health and Safety
PRMY.2014 Core Primary Industry Skills
PRMY.2003 Introduction to Agrichemicals

Optional courses

Choose one of the following

Course details (all level 2, and 10 credits)
PRMY.2004 Livestock Handling
PRMY.2005 Riparian and Revegetation Planting
PRMY.2006 Introduction to Livestock and Planting

Page last updated: 10 Nov 2017