Agricultural Contractor Training
Agricultural Contractor Training

Agricultural Contractor Training

Agricultural Contractor Training

Retrain and get into the Agriculture sector as an Agricultural Contractor! Learn how to cultivate land, plant and harvest crops, work with tractors, harvesters and other essential farm equipment. If you have good practical skills, technical knowhow and can work to deadlines then this industry is a great redeployment option for you.

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Key Details
Telford
Qualification:
Short Course
Level:
Short Course
Duration:

6 weeks

Full-time

Study Modes:
On Campus
Dates:

2020 Intakes now all closed.

Retrain and get into the Agriculture sector as an Agricultural Contractor! Learn how to cultivate land, plant and harvest crops, work with tractors, harvesters and other essential farm equipment. If you have good practical skills, technical knowhow and can work to deadlines then this industry is a great redeployment option for you.
This is a six week course that will teach you all the skills you need to have to become an agricultural/rural contractor.
Two weeks Agriculture training at SIT’s Telford Campus 
Two weeks driver training at SIT's Invercargill Campus, 
Two weeks work placement with a contractor company.
All accommodation, meals or living costs provided.
NO FEES

Retrain and get into the Agriculture sector as an Agricultural Contractor! Learn how to cultivate land, plant and harvest crops, work with tractors, harvesters and other essential farm equipment. If you have good practical skills, technical knowhow and can work to deadlines then this industry is a great redeployment option for you.

This course is six weeks long and will teach you all the skills you need to have to become an agricultural/rural contractor.

  • Two weeks Agriculture training at SIT’s Telford Campus 
  • Two weeks driver training at SIT's Invercargill Campus
  • Two weeks work placement with a contractor company.

All accommodation, meals or living costs provided. NO FEES

Agricultural / Rural contractors carry out a broad range of activities including:

 

  • Working with tractors, harvesters, vehicles and a wide variety of plant
  • Working and communicating with all types of farmers and their staff
  • Land cultivation
  • Planting, maintaining crops and harvesting
  • Rural earthmoving
  • A wide variety of activities designed to support the farmer
  • Facing new challenges in different circumstances and locations almost every day

 

 

This course consists of:

  • Two weeks Agriculture Training at SIT’s Telford Campus near Balclutha,
    • Farm Health and Safety
    • Basic mechanics
    • Tractor driving
    • Towing trailers and implements
    • Understanding the work of an agricultural contractor.
  • Two weeks Driver Training at SIT's Invercargill Campus
    • Driver training
    • Wheels and Tracks (Wand T) endorsements
    • Forklift OSH and F endorsement
    • Loads
    • Driver fatigue
    • Log books
    • Defensive driving
  • Work Placement
    • Health and safety
    • Reading and applying Standard Operating Procedures (SoPs)
    • Coaching by a more experienced person to work on tractors, attachments, and trailers
    • Basic mechanics.

This training does not guarantee a job but you will develop skills and have contact with contractors that may lead to employment as an Agricultural / Rural contractor.

  • You must hold a full New Zealand Class 1 driver license. Other driver training will be provided.
  • Please have your verified ID, CV and both sides of your NZ full driver’s license ready to upload when you apply, or e-mail it to vicki.hills@sit.ac.nz asap once you’ve applied. Applications can only be fully accepted once we have all the necessary documentation. International or translated driver’s licenses will not be accepted.
  • If you are not a New Zealand citizen or resident, you must also send in a copy of your visa with your application.

 

  • Accommodation and meals are provided at Telford, 
  • Accommodation is provided in Invercargill.
  • Work placement accommodation will be provided by the contractor or in Invercargill.
  • Working holiday visa holders and work visa holders may be able to take part in this training - please check your visa conditions.

It is five day per week course, 8am – 5pm.

There may be guest speakers in evenings.

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