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Foundation Certificate in Agriculture
Foundation Certificate in Agriculture

Foundation Certificate in Agriculture

Foundation Certificate in Agriculture

Study the Foundation Certificate in Agriculture to learn about soil, plants and animal systems that are essential in the agriculture industry. 

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Key Details
Telford
Qualification:
Certificate
Level:
4
Credits:
60
Duration:

17 weeks, Full-time

Study Modes:
On Campus
Dates:

2022 Semester 1: 21 February to 17 June

Fees:

This programme is available for free under the Government's Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF).

The Foundation Certificate comprises the first four papers of the Massey Diploma in Agriculture. You will learn principles underpinning various aspects of agriculture. 

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

The programme contains the following:

  • Farm and Industry Studies
  • Animal Production and Health
  • Soil Productivity
  • Pasture and Crop Production

 

 

The Foundation Certificate in Agriculture is an excellent programme for people interested in primary sector employment

Shepherd
Farm Assistant
Rural Technical Suppor
  • Shepherd
  • Farm Assistant
  • Rural Technical Support

 

17 years of age at time of course commencement.

12 weeks farm employment; or an agriculture-related, level 3 NZQF Certificate.

And will have been selected into the programme on the basis of interview, if required by the Academic Board or their delegate.

Restricted or class 1 licence

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.

Certificate at Level 3

  • IELTS test - General or Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5
  • TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) - Score of 530 (with an essay score of 4.5 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 3 (Academic) b) Level 3 (Applied)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) – PTE (Academic) score of 42 with no band score lower than 36
  • Language Cert - B2 Communicator IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than PASS in each skill
  • Trinity ISE - ISE II with no less than pass in any band

The Foundation Certificate in Agriculture qualification is the first semester of the Massey Diploma in Agriculture or can lead to the New Zealand Certificate in Animal Technology - Rural Animal Technician or the New Zealand Certificate in Sustainable Primary Production

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