New Zealand Certificate in Fencing (Level 3) Rural Strand

Programme details

Code NZ2699
Level 3
Credits 100
Duration 29 weeks
Study options Full-time
LocationWaipa (Rotorua)
All of our full-time programmes qualify for student loans and allowances through StudyLink. Many part-time programmes also qualify. Apply online at or phone 0800 88 99 00. Apply early to help avoid enrolment and payment delays.

Programme aim

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 and light utility vehicles (LUVs) under limited supervision on flat ground in a fencing environment
  • construct electric fences under limited supervision
  • construct a range of non-electric fences in a rural setting
  • install farm gates, construct a post and rail or paling fence and maintenance on stockyards
  • fencing components and fencing technologies, and the interpret and explain a fencing design
  • repairs and maintenance on a variety of rural fences

Career opportunities

Farm assistant, general farm hand, junior shepherd, milk harvester, relief milker, rural fencer, pruner, harvester, post-harvest worker, pack house hand, turf labourer, greenkeeper, orchard or crop worker

Entry criteria

Open entry. Applicants will be assessed for their ability to meet the academic, health and safety, and physical requirements of the programme. Evidence of English language competency where English is not a first language.

Back to top ^

Page last updated: 01 Sep 2017