This fees-free Agriculture course is for 16-19 years old, and gives successful students credits towards NCEA Level 2 with Vocational Pathways in Primary Industry Skills.
Study in a classroom environment and gain practical hands-on experience on a farm. This Agriculture training is designed to prepare you with the essential knowledge and skills for work in an entry-level role on a farm, or for further training. Over 24-weeks in Agriculture class, you will learn practical skills around vehicles and machinery, farming skills, fencing, general agriculture, and pest control.
In completion of the Agriculture course you will be capable of carrying out practical tasks associated with an entry-level role and use safe work practices in a primary industry workplace. Opportunities exist where we can arrange to place you on a farm if you wish. Most often, such jobs include a good salary, housing and other benefits.
Other career options include viticulture, farm supply, livestock management and other forms of agriculture and horticulture.
Fees listed are indicative only and may vary with course selection. Exact fees can be confirmed when you
enquire or apply.
Vehicles and Machinery
Vocational Pathways in Primary Industry Skills (Level 2)
Farm workers help farmers with a variety of tasks, including raising and caring for livestock, repairs and maintenance, tractor work, and other farming activities.
Dairy farmers feed, care for and milk herds of cows on farms.
Farmers/farm managers are responsible for the planning, management and day-to-day running of farms. Farmers own the land they farm, while farm managers manage farms for farm owners.
You will need to contact StudyLink for the answer to this. All of our programmes have been approved by the New Zealand Qualification Authority (NZQA) and, as such, all New Zealand students that enrol in a programme of study can apply to StudyLink.
We can provide free transport/travel allowance for students aged 16-19 at our North Island Campuses.
For students who live close to campus we can provide travel allowance to cover the cost of public transport.
For students who live far from campus we have free pick up and drop off each day.
Contact us for more information on which option you would be eligible for as some conditions do apply.