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New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (Level 3) with strands in Dairy Farming and Meat and or Fibre
New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (Level 3) with strands in Dairy Farming and Meat and or Fibre

New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (Level 3) with strands in Dairy Farming and Meat and or Fibre

New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (Level 3) with strands in Dairy Farming and Meat and or Fibre

Get into Agriculture with the New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (Level 3) with strands in Dairy Farming, and Meat and/or Fibre. If you have the desire or some experience, this programme will teach you the skills and knowledge needed to work in the pastoral farming industry.

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

One year full-time or two years part-time

Study Modes:
On Campus
Dates:
To be advised – Please Enquire
Fees:

To be confirmed

Become an effective member of a farming team and get into the Agriculture industry. The New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (Level 3) will allow you to focus and develop specific knowledge and skills in Dairy Farming or Meat and/or Fibre aspects of pastoral farming.

This qualification is targeted at people who either have some experience, or who have a desire to work, in the pastoral farming industry, who want to develop their skills and knowledge in dairy farming meat farming and/or fibre farming.

Overall you will learn:

  • Work as an effective member of a farming team
  • Soil and pasture management 
  • Livestock feeding 
  • Livestock reproduction 
  • Livestock parturition 
  • Livestock healthcare 
  • Personal management
Dairy Farming strand students will learn:
  • - Milk animals, maintaining hygiene and animal welfare.
    - Assist with cleaning and maintaining the milking plant and farm dairy to maintain optimum milk quality.
    - Assist with identifying milk quality problems and implementing solutions to those problems.
    - Assist with dairy environmental management.
    - Assist with young stock rearing.
    Milking principles and application 
  • Milk plant cleaning and maintenance
  • Milk quality
  • Dairy environmental management
  • Rearing young dairy stock
Meat and/or Fibre students will learn:
  • Agribusiness machinery
  • Young stock husbandry
  • Farm working animals
  • Farm fencing.

Compulsory - students must complete 80 credits

28971 Describe livestock reproductive processes and practices

28972 Assist with livestock mating and mating management 

28973 Assist with livestock parturition

28978 Demonstrate knowledge of biosecurity relating to livestock

28920 Demonstrate knowledge of factors which contribute to pastoral livestock feed demand 

31832 Manage personal wellbeing when carrying out primary industry operational activities

32009 Assist with the prevention, diagnoisis and treatment of livestock health problems

32089 Demonstrate knowledge of and assist with pasture management practices to maintain quality growth and utilisation 

32090 Demonstrate knowledge of soils and assist with soil management practices

32092 Assist with feeding and supplying water to pastoral livestock to meet production targets 

 

Farming Strand

28939 Demonstrate knowledge of risks to on-farm milk quality and assist with implementing solutions to milk quality problems 

32008 Demonstrate knowledge of dairy effluent systems and assist with dairy effluent management 

32010 Assist with milking, identify and report problems associated with milking dairy livestock 

32011 Assist with the operation of a farm dairy for milk harvesting 

32091 Assist with neonatal care and weaning of livestock in a dairy farming operation

 

Meat and Fibre Strand

4 Maintain hand tools and service small engines used in a primary industry operation

37 Install fencing wire

39 Install fence netting

572 Demonstrate knowledge of electric fencing components and systems

573 Construct, energise and test permanent electric fences

575 Use and care for farm horses

19046 Service, repair and maintain primary industry machinery

19110 Work a farm dog and maintain its health and welfare 

19131 Demonstrate knowledge of fencing assemblies

20103 Maintain and service a shearing handpiece, and check the shearing plant 

24821 Locate the position of, and install, primary and intermediate posts for fencing

24826 Install and nail a rail panel

28980 Assist with rearing of young stock from birth until first mating, sale or slaughter 

29297 Operate and maintain a chainsaw in a land-based context

 

 

Graduates of this qualification may be employed at a junior level within the pastoral farming sector as farm assistants or shepherds.

School Leavers

  • NCEA level 1 in English (or equivalent)
  • Driver’s licence (minimum of restricted Class 1 (car) licence)
  • Suitable physical capability to complete manual tasks
  • Be employed in the farming industry or be willing to carry out industry experience on farm

Mature Applicants

Applicants over the age of 20 years at time of enrolment will be considered where they can demonstrate the ability to succeed in a programme. Examples of demonstration of ability to succeed are the provision of evidence of successful completion of a programme of study at level 2 or above in a related discipline and/or employment in the related sector for one or more years. Applicants over 20 years are also required to hold a driver’s licence (minimum restricted Class 1 (car) licence) and have suitable physical capacity to complete manual tasks.

Applicants may be admitted subject to programme regulations approved by the Head of Faculty in consultation with the Programme Manager as appropriate. Personal commitment and a belief in one’s own ability to succeed are important personal traits and will always be taken into consideration during the selection process.

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:

IELTS test - General or Academic score of 5 with no band score lower than 5

TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) - Where the test was carried out prior to 1 October 2017 - Score of 500 (with an essay score of 4 TWE)

TOEFL Internet based test (iBT) - Score of 35 (with a writing score of 14)

Cambridge English Examination – B2 First or B2 First for schools with a score of 154. No less than 154 in each skill.

OET - Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests

NZCEL - a) Expiring Level, b) Current:  a) Level 3 (General) or (Workplace) b) Level 3 (General)

Pearson Test of English (Academic) – PTE (Academic) score of 36 with no band score lower than 36

Language Cert - B1 Achiever IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than PASS in each skill

Trinity ISE - ISE I with no less than distinction in any band

To satisfactorily complete the New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (Level 3) with strands in Dairy, and Meat and/or Fibre and be awarded this qualification the student must successfully achieve:

  • A minimum of 125 credits in accordance with the Programme Schedule for the New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (Level 3) with strands in Dairy, and Meat and/or Fibre
  • The student will normally be expected to complete the New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (Level 3) with strands in Dairy, and Meat and/or Fibre full-time over 1 year or part-time over 2 years.

(Please note: students failing to engage in study as per programme requirements may forfeit zero fees entitlement)

 

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