New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (Level 4)
- Rolling start dates throughout the year
- 18 months, part-time
- Cambridge, Tokoroa, and Gordonton
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 THE MODULES OF STUDY HERE
Schedule of Modules
|Module Code||Module Title||Level||Credits||Pre-Requisites||Co-Requisites||Assessment Standard|
| AGRI404||Livestock Health Management & Planning||4||20||28856-v1|
| AGRI405||Livestock Mating Management & Planning||4||10||28857-v1|
| AGRI406||Livestock Parturition Management & Planning||4||10||28858-v1|
| AGRI407||Environmental Impacts in Dairy Farming||4||15||28853-v1|
| AGRI408||Pasture Production Methods & Feeding Plans||4||20||28859-v1|
| AGRI409||Optimisation of Milk Harvesting||4||10||28854-v1|
| AGRI410||Optimisation of Milk Quality||4||10||28855-v1|
| AGRI411||Benchmarking Own Farm Physical Performance||4||10||AGRI404 AGRI405|
| AGRI412||Management Reports on Farming Activities||4||10||AGRI404 AGRI405|
| AGRI413||Maintenance Schedules of Vehicles & Equipment||4||10||AGRI404 AGRI405|
- 24 credits at NCEA Level 1, including 12 credits in English or Māori; or
- A relevant qualification at NZQF Level 2, or above; or
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.
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.
Need help? Want to know how to get started?
Phone Primary ITO on 0800 20 80 20.