Imagine the joy of working outside on a farm! If farming’s your thing, this course will get you started.
You gain the introductory skills and knowledge right here to prepare you for your first job. You could put your skills to work in sheep, beef or dairy farming, or in any other agricultural sector.
Get ready for plenty of hands-on learning! Drive a quad bike and tractor, build a fence and drench stock. Animal anatomy, plant biology and soil science are also covered.
As part of the course, you're in the real world two days a week, gaining hands-on experience with industry experts.
Get started in your career today and become part of New Zealand’s booming agricultural industry.
YOUTH GUARANTEE PLACES NOW FULL FOR 2019.
Upon successfully completing the requirements you'll receive the award of:
- New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (Farming Systems) (Level 3)
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1 year full-time, including holidays (if applicable)
This course runs together with the New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (Vehicles, Machinery and Infrastructure) (Level 3). Vehicles and machinery are an integral part of life on a farm - you must enrol on both courses. Your study will take a full year.
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- farm assistant
- general farm hand
- junior shepherd
- milk harvester
- relief milker
Topics you'll cover
- Soils and Pasture Production
- Livestock Health, Anatomy and Nutrition
- Technology and Sustainability in Primary Industries
- Livestock Handling and Welfare
- Farm Maintenance
- Health and Safety for Farming
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This fee is for both the New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (Farming Systems) (Level 3) and the New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (Vehicles, Machinery and Infrastructure) (Level 3).
- If you qualify for a scholarship your tuition fees and some other expenses for this course could be covered. See Scholarships information below.
Help with fees
Are you Eligible for Free Fees?
There are two ways you can take advantage of free fees. One is through Toi Ohomai’s range of free courses. These are separate to the government’s ‘fees free’ initiative so you don’t need to check your eligibility in relation to fees – simply apply in the normal way and we’ll take it from there.
The other is through the government’s ‘fees free’ initiative: If you’re starting tertiary study for the first time you might be eligible for a year’s worth of free fees. Find out more in our FAQ about the government’s fees free initiative.
Student Loans and Allowances
This course meets the requirements for student allowance and student loan applications through StudyLink.
- A student loan helps to pay for your course fees (the compulsory fees), study materials e.g. books, equipment, and living costs. You'll have to pay this money back.
- A student allowance is a weekly payment that can help with your living expenses while you’re studying. You don't have to pay the money back.
Find out more and apply at studylink.govt.nz
Scholarships are one way you might be able to get some financial help. Any scholarships specifically related to this course are shown below, otherwise check out the full list of scholarships promoted by Toi Ohomai.
Course Entry Information
You’ll be invited to an information meeting prior to Toi Ohomai offering you a place. This is your opportunity to find out more about the course content and to make sure you're on the most appropriate course for your career aspirations and current level of experience.
For courses at levels 1-3, domestic and international students will be required to:
Complete a diagnostic assessment either prior to or in the first 2 weeks of their study to ensure students can meet adequate literacy and numeracy skills to enable them to meet all academic, health and safety requirements of their programme and to enable appropriate support to be provided.
Provide evidence of ability to complete academic requirements.
Due to health and safety factors, there may be limits on the numbers of students that can be accepted on the course.
English language requirements
Level 3 certificate IELTS General or Academic score of 5 with no band score lower than 5 or completed New Zealand Certificate in English Language Level 3 with an endorsement of either General, Workplace or Academic, or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined by NZQA.
Course Locations and Intake Information
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- 1 year full-time, including holidays (if applicable)
- This course runs together with the New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (Vehicles, Machinery and Infrastructure) (Level 3). Vehicles and machinery are an integral part of life on a farm - you must enrol on both courses. Your study will take a full year.