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New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (Farming Systems)

Te Pukenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology trading as UCOL

Subject area

Agriculture not elsewhere classified

Qualification

Check out Fees Free to see whether you are eligible for a year of fees-free study or two years industry training. Contact your provider to confirm your study options meet the criteria.

Entry requirements

The following legislation and guidelines, and subsequent amendments apply:
- Health and Safety at Work Act 2015
- Animal Welfare Act 1999
- Resource Management Act 1991
- Animal welfare regulations
- Introduction to the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 - special guide

- Industry guidelines for environmental management:
- Good Farming Practice: Action Plan for Water Quality 2018
- Environment Strategy and Implementation Plan 2018-22 (Beef + Lamb New Zealand)
- The Deer Industry Environmental Management Code of Practice 2018.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the pastoral farming sector with graduates who have a broad theoretical understanding of New Zealand pastoral farming systems and practical capability in the pastoral farming sector.

The pastoral farming industry will benefit from being able to identify and recruit graduates who have an understanding of the key inputs into farming systems, and the wider context of the pastoral farming industry in terms of environmentally and financially sustainable farming practices.

This qualification is designed to be flexible enough to reflect regional and industry variations in demand for skills.

Graduates will be capable of working under limited supervision in the pastoral farming sector.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Agriculture at this level can earn:

$50,000

Median earnings one year after study

$51,000

Median earnings two years after study

$57,000

Median earnings five years after study

Status one year after study

Employment rate two years after study

70%

Employment rate two years after study

Data as at November 2022

Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Rural Women New Zealand - Audrey Reid Grant

Provided by:

Rural Women New Zealand

Website:

https://ruralwomennz.nz/services/charitable-grants/

Value:

Up to $600.00

Read more

Awarua Trust Scholarship

Provided by:

The Awarua Trust - (CA) trustee

Website:

http://www.awaruatrust.org.nz

Value:

determined by the Trustees

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

Phone: (06) 952 7000
Fax: (06) 952 7023
Email: enquiry@ucol.ac.nz
Web: http://www.ucol.ac.nz

Please contact the provider for details of where this qualification is offered.

Sources

NZQA supplies course information based on material from the provider.

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