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Diploma in Agriculture (Level 5) - Telford

Qualification: Diploma
Level: 5
Dates:

February 2020 - exact start date TBC

Duration:
37 weeks 
Full Time

37 weeks Full-time

 

Location: Telford
Credits: 120

This course provides students with knowledge and appreciation of pasture and crop production and management; animal production, health and management; soil management; farm engineering and mechanisation; financial; business and marketing management; communication skills and personnel management.

This diploma is available full-time and is ideal for students who want to further their knowledge and agriculture career. This programme offers a pathway to either degree level study or management opportunities. In addition, it allows students to take advantage of new technological developments and farming ventures.

The diploma in agriculture has eight papers that are designed to provide students with knowledge and appreciation of pasture and crop production and management; animal production, health and management; soil management; farm engineering and mechanisation; financial; business and marketing management; communication skills and personnel management. This is done through an integration of practical training with theoretical knowledge, and presentation of reports based on farm operations. 

Students will develop knowledge, skills and attitude to manage farms in a changing social, economic and technological environment. They can be found on farms, in rural-support industries and pursuing further education.

• Farm Management A
• Computing and Communication
• Plant Husbandry
• Soils and Soil Management
• Farm Management B
• Livestock Production
• Plant and Animal Health
• Engineering

Content includes:

 

 

  • Farm and Industry Studies

  • Animal Production and Health
  • Soil Productivity
  • Pasture and Crop Production
  • Farm Management
  • Animal Production
  • Farm Production Systems
  • Agriculture Engineering

 

Course Fees:

NZ Domestic Student: $5,683.44

Student Levy Fee: $240.00

  • Stock Manager
  • Farm Manager

 

Students must have either:

  • Gained University Entrance, or
  • Completed a Level 4 Certificate in Agriculture, or 
  • Be 20 years or age or over

*Students must have completed a minimum of 12 months farm practical work experience, employment on a commercial farm or equivalent.

 

*Enquire with us about the Foundation Certificate in Agriculture.

English Language Requirements

Applicants, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English, are required to provide evidence of having achieved one of the following:

NCEA Level 3 with University Entrance, or

an International Baccalaureate Diploma or Cambridge A- level qualification for which the teaching and assessment was conducted in English; or

Cambridge Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA), or Trinity College London Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CertTESOL); or

Successful completion of all primary education (being the equivalent of New Zealand primary school years 1 to 8) and at least three years of secondary education (being the equivalent of three years from New Zealand secondary school years 9 to 13) at schools in  either New Zealand, Australia­, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States one of the countries listed in Rule 18.5 where the student was taught using English as the language of instruction; or

Successful completion of at least five years of secondary education (being the equivalent of New Zealand secondary school years 9 to 13) at schools in either New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States where the student was taught using English as the language of instruction; or

Successful completion of a Bachelor ‘s Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Bachelor Honours degree, Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, Masters’ Degree or Doctoral Degree, the language of instruction of which must be in English and which must be  from a tertiary education provider from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom or the United States or

Successful completion of one of the following internationally recognised proficiency tests listed below to the level required of the programme of study and with all scores achieved in a single test during the two years preceding the proposed date of enrolment.

Diploma at Level 5

  • IELTS test - Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5
  • TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) - Score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE)
  • TOEFL Internet based test (iBT) - Score of 46 (with a writing score of 14)
  • Cambridge English Examination – B2 First or B2 First for schools with a score of 162.  No less than 154 in each skill
  • OET - Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests
  • NZCEL - a) Expiring Level   b) Current:
  • Level 4 (General) or (Workplace) b) Level 4 (General) or (Employment)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 42 with no band score lower than 36
  • Language Cert - B2 Communicator IESOL (LRWS) with HIGH PASS and no less than Pass in each skill
  • Trinity ISE - ISE II with no less than merit in any band

At the conclusion of the Diploma, students are well placed to contribute positively to land-based employment or to proceed to study at Bachelor’s level. There is also the potential to cross credit to other SIT qualifications.

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