Agriculture

If you enjoy working with your hands, in a variety of settings undertaking various activities, where no two days are the same, you may be suited for a landbased career.

Programmes

  • National Diploma in Agribusiness Management

    • Code: ND0647
    • Intakes: On Demand, Industry
    • Level: 5
    • Credits: 152
    • Duration: 2.5 years

    The aim of this qualification is to provide the skills and knowledge required for a management role in an agribusiness.

  • New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (Farming Systems) (Level 3)

    • Code: NZ2220
    • Intakes: February, June, July
    • Level: 3
    • Credits: 85
    • Duration: 20 weeks

    Gain a broad knowledge of New Zealand pastoral farming systems and practical capability in the pastoral farming sector, and learn to work safely and effectively under limited supervision. Establish an...

  • New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (Vehicles, Machinery and Infrastructure) (Level 3)

    • Code: NZ2215
    • Intakes: On Demand, Secondary Tertiary Pathway Delivery
    • Level: 3
    • Credits: 45
    • Duration: 12 weeks

    Develop the skills required to safely carry out a range of activities for the efficient operation of a rural workplace, including the use and maintenance of workplace vehicles, machinery, and...

  • New Zealand Certificate in Fencing (Level 3) Rural Strand

    • Code: NZ2699
    • Intakes: July
    • Level: 3
    • Credits: 100
    • Duration: 29 weeks

    Develop practical skills to repair, maintain, and construct rural electric and non-electric fences.

    Course topics

    • operate and maintain a range of rural fencing equipment and machinery, maintain health and safety practices
    • operate tractors...

    • New Zealand Certificate in Primary Industry Skills (Level 2)

      • Code: NZ2218
      • Intakes: Semester 1, Semester 2, Secondary Tertiary Pathway Delivery
      • Level: 2
      • Credits: 40
      • Duration: 12 weeks

      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.

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    Courses

    • Agri-vehicles

      • Code: AGRI.3101
      • Level: 3
      • Credits: 15
      • Location: Tokoroa; Taupo; Whakatane; Waipa

      Develop skills and knowledge safely and competently ride ATVs and motorcycles on flat terrain, drive a tractor on flat ground with an attached implement, and demonstrate an understanding of the...

    • Applied Technologies

      • Code: TECH.5001
      • Level: 5
      • Credits: 15
      • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia); Waipa

      The aim of this course is to enable students to gain a range of specialised applied technical skills within their specialised subject discipline....

    • Cattle and Dairy Farming

      • Code: AGRI.3108
      • Level: 3
      • Credits: 15
      • Location: Tokoroa; Taupo; Whakatane; Waipa; Rotorua Trades Academy; Whakatane Trades Academy

      The aim of this course is to provide students with the skills and knowledge to safely and effectively handle and milk cows, identify common behavioural and health problems and understand...

    • Cattle Feeding

      • Code: AGRI.4005
      • Level: 4
      • Credits: 15
      • Location: Waipa

      This course will provide students with the skills and knowledge to plan and co-ordinate the feeding of cattle....

    • Communication Inter and Intra Personal Skills

      • Code: COMM.5004
      • Level: 5
      • Credits: 15
      • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

      This course develops and extends students inter- and intra-personal skills to establish and maintain effective professional relationships using the experimental learning theory....

    • Communication, Problem Solving and Health and Safety

      • Code: COMM.5000
      • Level: 5
      • Credits: 15
      • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

      This course will introduce students to problem solving and communication in the context of occupational health and safety and sustainable practices, and to introduce them to collaborative, student-centred learning....

    • Enhancing Wood Products

      • Code: WPRO.5018
      • Level: 5
      • Credits: 15
      • Location: Waipa

      The aim of this course is to provide students with the skills and knowledge to explain procedures to add value to wood products....

    • Farm Maintenance

      • Code: AGRI.2208
      • Level: 2
      • Credits: 15
      • Location: Tokoroa; Taupo; Whakatane; Waipa; Rotorua Trades Academy; Whakatane Trades Academy

      The aim of this course is to provide the skills and knowledge required for undertaking basic farm maintenance....

    • Farm Management and Reports

      • Code: AGRI.4001
      • Level: 4
      • Credits: 10
      • Location: Waipa

      This course will provide students with knowledge of farm data collection and analysis and developing a farm report....

    • Fencing for the Farm

      • Code: AGRI.3100
      • Level: 3
      • Credits: 15
      • Location: Tokoroa; Taupo; Whakatane; Waipa

      The aim of this course is to provide students with the skills and knowledge to understand electric and non-electric fence components, locate faults, use fencing tools and apply safe fencing...

    • Hardware Fundamentals

      • Code: COMP.5102
      • Level: 5
      • Credits: 15
      • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

      The aim of this course is to provide students with a good working knowledge of computing devices available today, with an emphasis on personal computing....

    • Health of Cattle and Livestock Handling

      • Code: AGRI.4004
      • Level: 4
      • Credits: 15
      • Location: Waipa

      This course will provide students with the skills and knowledge to understand, identify and treat common livestock health issues....

    • Livestock Feeding and Health

      • Code: AGRI.3005
      • Level: 3
      • Credits: 15
      • Location: Waipa

      This course will provide students with the skills and knowledge to identify common livestock health issues and how to encourage livestock well being and control livestock parasites and diseases. This...

    • Livestock Health and Behaviour

      • Code: AGRI.2100
      • Level: 2
      • Credits: 15
      • Location: Tokoroa; Taupo; Whakatane; Waipa; Rotorua Trades Academy; Whakatane Trades Academy

      The aim of this course is to provide students with the skills and knowledge to check and report on livestock situations, assist with the handling and grazing of livestock, and...

    • Manufactured Products Costing

      • Code: WPRO.5013
      • Level: 5
      • Credits: 15
      • Location: Waipa

      The aim of this course is to provide students with the skills and knowledge to calculate costs in a manufacturing operation...

    • Manufacturing Process Systems

      • Code: WPRO.4056
      • Level: 4
      • Credits: 15
      • Location: Waipa

      The aim of this course is to provide students with the skills and knowledge to describe manufacturing material flows, develop process maps and make recommendations for improved process efficiency....

    • Mating and Calving

      • Code: AGRI.4003
      • Level: 4
      • Credits: 15
      • Location: Waipa

      This course will give provide students with the skills and knowledge to implement a mating plan, prepare cows for calving and calve a cow....

    • Milk Production

      • Code: AGRI.4006
      • Level: 4
      • Credits: 15
      • Location: Waipa

      This course will provide students with the skills and knowledge to operate a milking shed in an unsupervised role....

    • Operations Management in Manufacturing

      • Code: WPRO.5014
      • Level: 5
      • Credits: 15
      • Location: Waipa

      The aim of this course is to provide students with the skills and knowledge to relate operations management principles to manufacturing operations....

    • Optimisation Project in Manufacturing

      • Code: WPRO.5016
      • Level: 5
      • Credits: 15
      • Location: Waipa

      The aim of this course is to provide students with the opportunity to apply optimisation procedures for amanufacturing operation....

    • Optimising Methods in Manufacturing

      • Code: WPRO.4058
      • Level: 4
      • Credits: 15
      • Location: Waipa

      The aim of this course is to upskill students into current international principles and practices of manufacturing excellence. By use of case studies and real projects, students to gain experience...

    • Process Analysis in Manufacturing

      • Code: WPRO.5012
      • Level: 5
      • Credits: 15
      • Location: Waipa

      The aim of this course is to provide students with the skills and knowledge to demonstrate knowledge of productivity, work study techniques, and application and principles of method study....

    • Quality Improvement and Manage Maintenance in Manufacturing

      • Code: WPRO.5015
      • Level: 5
      • Credits: 15
      • Location: Waipa

      The aim of this course is to provide students with the skills and knowledge to develop and evaluate effective quality models applied in manufacturing and develop a maintenance plan for...

    • Rural Hazards and Machinery Maintenance

      • Code: AGRI.3105
      • Level: 3
      • Credits: 15
      • Location: Tokoroa; Taupo; Whakatane

      The aim of this course is to provide students with the skills and knowledge to understand rural workplace hazards, and to carry out servicing and repair requirements for typical motorised...

    • Soils and Pasture Production

      • Code: AGRI.3006
      • Level: 3
      • Credits: 15
      • Location: Waipa

      This course will provide students with the knowledge to be able to explain important soil and nutrient properties and how these can be modified to enhance pasture production....

    • Vehicles, Machinery and Fencing

      • Code: AGRI.2009
      • Level: 2
      • Credits: 15
      • Location: Waipa

      Gain knowledge and skills to check and operate safely, tractors, all terrain vehicles (ATV) and motor cycles, in a farming environment and erect and dismantle temporary electric fences and erect...

    • Wool Shed Operations and Lambing

      • Code: AGRI.3102
      • Level: 3
      • Credits: 15
      • Location: Tokoroa; Taupo; Whakatane; Rotorua Trades Academy; Whakatane Trades Academy

      The aim of this course is to provide students with the skills and knowledge to understand wool-shed operations and hazards, operate a shearing hand- piece, assist with wool shed operations,...

    • Work Experience

      • Code: GENR.4300
      • Level: 4
      • Credits: 15
      • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

      This course will provide students with the ability to enhance learning by participating in work experience....

    • Workplace First Aid

      • Code: FAID.3001
      • Level: 3
      • Credits: 5
      • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia); Tokoroa; Taupo; Whakatane; Waipa; Rotorua Trades Academy; Whakatane Trades Academy

      This course will provide students with knowledge and skills relevant to the practice of workplace first aid....

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