Farming Systems and Equipment (Level 3) (Dairy, Sheep and Beef) - Telford

Qualification: Certificate
Level: 3

3 Feb 2020 - 4 Dec 2020


1 year full-time

Location: Telford
Credits: 125

This is a great qualification for anyone insterested in starting out on a career in farming and agriculture! Learn farming, fencing and machinery skills to be able to assist in the management of all aspects of livestock production in a dairy, sheep or beef farming operation. This certificate is the first step in a rewarding career at the heart of New Zealand's primary sector, which could lead to farm management, farm ownership, or jobs in associated industries.

This programme includes the following qualifications:

  • New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (Farming Systems) (Level 3)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Primary Industry Operational Skills (Level 3)

Health and Safety

Includes health and safety requirements and practices and safe working behaviours relevant to agricultural workplaces.


Knowledge and skills relating to the principles of soil science and soil management in relation to pasture growth.

Growing and Using Pasture

Knowledge and skills in relation to the growth, monitoring, and use of pastures and relate pasture production to feed demand.

Animal Health and Welfare

Knowledge and skills in relation to the health, care, handling of livestock and administration of animal remedies to livestock.

Animal Breeding and Production

Knowledge and skills in relation to tasks associated with animal breeding and production

Technology on Farm

Knowledge and skills in the use of tools as well as relate common technology to farm production.

Sustainable Practices

Knowledge and skills around sustainable practices in relation to common farming practices as well as being able to identify opportunities to reduce the impact of farming practices on soil and water resources.

Vehicle Operation

Knowledge and skills of basic maintenance and the operation of Agri-vehicles and mechanised equipment commonly found in the primary industries.

Personal Wellbeing

Knowledge and skills in relation to maintaining personal wellbeing, personal budgeting, food preparation in preparation for working in the primary industries.

Farm Maintenance

Knowledge and skills to construct temporary electric and common permanent fences for the primary industry.