agribusiness 2

New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (Level 4)

New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (Level 4) with strand in Dairy Farming

SX1605

Course Details

  • Rolling start dates throughout the year
  • 18 months
  • Part-time
  • $6978 per year
  • Level 4
  • Cambridge, Gordonton or Tokoroa

Summary

The purpose of this programme is to provide students with the skills and knowledge to take responsibility for the day to day operational management of a pastoral or arable farming production system. Students will benefit by having a qualification with a Dairy Farming strand that recognises progression through the industry, as well as increased skills and knowledge acquisition to enable improved job performance.

The programme is targeted at people who are experienced workers in the agriculture and dairy farming industries, and are looking to move into, or are at, a management level position in an agricultural production enterprise.

VIEW PROGRAMME MODULES

Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-RequisitesAssessment Standard
AGRI404Livestock Health Management & Planning420  28856-v1
AGRI405Livestock Mating Management & Planning410  28857-v1
AGRI406Livestock Parturition Management & Planning410  28858-v1
AGRI407Environmental Impacts in Dairy Farming415  28853-v1
AGRI408Pasture Production Methods & Feeding Plans420  28859-v1
AGRI409Optimisation of Milk Harvesting410  28854-v1
AGRI410Optimisation of Milk Quality410  28855-v1
AGRI411Benchmarking Own Farm Physical Performance410AGRI404 AGRI405
AGRI406 AGRI407
AGRI408 AGRI409
AGRI410
 28850-v1
AGRI412Management Reports on Farming Activities410AGRI404 AGRI405
AGRI406 AGRI407
AGRI408 AGRI409
AGRI410
 28851-v1
AGRI413Maintenance Schedules of Vehicles & Equipment410AGRI404 AGRI405
AGRI406 AGRI407
AGRI408 AGRI409
AGRI410
 28852-v1
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Entry Criteria

  • 24 credits at NCEA Level 1, including 12 credits in English or Māori; or
  • A relevant qualification at NZQF Level 2, or above; or
  • Equivalent.

Selection Criteria:
It is recommended that candidates will have a minimum of at least two years dairy farming experience (or equivalent) prior to enrolling into this programme.

English Language Requirements:
Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score in the academic band of 5.5, with no individual band score lower than 5.0; or equivalent.

Career/Further Opportunities:

Graduates will have the skills and knowledge to work in day to day management roles within the dairy farming industry. Graduates may also go on to higher level New Zealand qualifications in the agriculture sector.

 

Pathways

Transfer of Credit

Do you excel in your job but have no qualification to back it up? We can help you get qualified through our Recognition of Prior (RPL) Learning Tool.

While many people have gained work and life experience equivalent to that of formal study, they don't have that formal qualification to substantiate it. RPL allows you to use your current knowledge and experience towards gaining a recognised qualification through Informal Transfer of Credit.

The Process

If you are interested in applying, you can do so by emailing your profile through to: headstart@wintec.ac.nz.

There are four main areas you need to cover in your profile:
  1. Education History
  2. Experience Information
  3. Work experience Info
  4. Other evidence

Your profile will be forwarded to the relevant Team Manager to look at and determine if you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning. Once this has been determined, a consultation meeting will be arranged between yourself and the Team Manager. There is a $75 fee for this consultation. At the consultation, the Team Manager will discuss which modules they believe you have the experience to gain Informal Transfer of Credit for and also what documentation you will need to supply.

You will then need to put together the required documentation and send it through to us. The Team Manager will assess the documentation and advise if what has been supplied is sufficient. If sufficient information is provided to gain Informal Transfer of Credit, there will be a charge of $25 per credit which will need to be paid prior to any Informal Transfer of Credit being issued.

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