Farming Systems and Equipment (Level 3) (Dairy) - Telford with Farm4Life

New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (Farming Systems) (Level 3) & New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (Vehicles, Machinery and Infrastructure) (Level 3)

This certificate is the first step in a rewarding career at the heart of New Zealand's primary sector, which could lead to contract milking, share milking, or jobs in associated industries.

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Key Details
Telford Distance
Qualification:
Certificate
Level:
3
Credits:
125
Duration:

44 weeks full-time

Study Modes:
Distance Learning
Dates:
To be advised – Please Enquire
Fees:

This programme is partially funded under the Government's Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund.

This programme includes a range of practical dairy farm skills alongside the theory that will set you up for a career in dairy farming. You will watch videos and complete quizzes using the Farm4Life App and 'hub', while having your practical experience verified on a dairy farm.

This 44 weeks programme includes the NZ Certificate in Agriculture (Farming Systems) (Level 3) and the NZ Certificate in Primary Industry Operational Skills (Level 3) Specialist Equipment qualifications.

Final assessments are completed in the Farm4Life App or website.

The programme will give students the knowledge and skills to:

  • Adopt a health and safety perspective when working on dairy farming tasks.
  • Assist with soil and pasture management including sustainable practices to protect soil and water quality.
  • Assist with dairy livestock production tasks.
  • Construct and prepare fences and stock water systems, safely operate a selection of vehicles and equipment, work with and care for livestock.
  • Learn about and use, new technologies, workshop carpentry and engineering tools.

The programme contains the following topics while gaining dairy farm work experience:

Health and Safety
Personal Wellbeing
Fencing and Shearing
Soils
Growing and Using Pasture
Animal Health and Welfare
Technology on Farm
Sustainable Practice
Animal Breeding and Production
Agriculture Machinery and Equipment
Agriculture Vehicles
Work Experience
  • Health and Safety
  • Personal Wellbeing
  • Fencing
  • Soils
  • Growing and Using Pasture
  • Animal Health and Welfare
  • Technology on Farm
  • Sustainable Practice
  • Animal Breeding and Production
  • Agriculture Vehicles

Graduates may be employed in a range of dairy farming pasture and livestock management roles, operating vehicles and equipment with limited supervision.

All applicants preferably 17 years of age at time of course commencement, have attained NCEA Level 2, hold a restricted licence and have physical fitness appropiate for farming work.

Applicants over 20, and those over 17 who have not attained NCEA Level 2, must submit evidence of ability to succeed at level 2 or above in a related discipline, employment in the related sector for three months or more, and a written testimonial/referral.

All applicants must be working on a dairy farm or have regular access to a dairy farm to complete practical requirements.

This programme may pathway to the Massey Diploma in Agriculture offered at Telford, and to further study at other tertiary institutes

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