National Certificate in Poultry Production

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Subject area

Agriculture not elsewhere classified

Entry requirements

Check with provider.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

This qualification recognises the skills and knowledge of a person at entry level in the poultry industry. The holder of the qualification is able to care for poultry under supervision in at least one of the poultry industry sectors.

Holders of the qualification are able to carry out sanitation, cleaning, and residue control procedures in the poultry facility; maintain site biosecurity; recognise health and ill health in poultry; and have knowledge of food contamination hazards and control in poultry operations, poultry welfare, poultry diseases and their prevention, exotic diseases, poultry anatomy and body systems, and the poultry industry.

Strands allow people to specialise in at least one sector of the poultry industry, which includes egg production, poultry hatchery, and poultry meat production.

On completion of this qualification people can choose to progress to the National Certificate in Poultry Husbandry (Level 3) with strands in Egg Production, Poultry Hatchery, and Poultry Meat Production [Ref: 1177].

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Agriculture at this level can earn:


Median earnings one year after study


Median earnings two years after study


Median earnings five years after study

Status one year after study

Employment rate two years after study


Employment rate two years after study

Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Hawkes Bay Agricultural Tertiary Bursary

Provided by:

Rural Women New Zealand



$1,500 per year.

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Diamond Jubilee Agricultural Tertiary Bursary

Provided by:

Rural Women New Zealand




Read more

This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 691 111
Phone: (08) 00 20 80 2
Fax: (04) 801 9626


Please note this qualification may not be available at all these locations. Please contact the provider for more information.


Level 2, ITO House
180-188 Taranaki Street

Where does this information come from?
NZQA supplies this information based on material from the course provider.

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