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New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (Level 4)

SX1605

  • Rolling start dates throughout the year
  • Eighteen months part-time
  • Cambridge, Tokoroa, and Gordonton
  • Fee Guideline: $6,978*

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 CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-RequisitesAssessment Standard
AGRI404Livestock Health Management & Planning42028856-v1
AGRI405Livestock Mating Management & Planning41028857-v1
AGRI406Livestock Parturition Management & Planning41028858-v1
AGRI407Environmental Impacts in Dairy Farming41528853-v1
AGRI408Pasture Production Methods & Feeding Plans42028859-v1
AGRI409Optimisation of Milk Harvesting41028854-v1
AGRI410Optimisation of Milk Quality41028855-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 Requirements:

  • 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.

Need help? Want to know how to get started?

Phone Primary ITO on 0800 20 80 20.