New Zealand Certificate in Tuberculosis (TB) Testing of Livestock

Te Pukenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Subject area

Animal Husbandry


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Entry requirements

It is recommended that individuals enrolling in this qualification have extensive animal handling experience.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the domestic cattle and deer industries with individuals who, under limited supervision, are able to prepare for and carry out the testing of domestic cattle and deer for bovine tuberculosis (TB) according to regulatory requirements and industry best practice.

Graduates will benefit from gaining a valued skill set which may enable opportunities for seasonal, part-time or secondary employment.

The pastoral livestock industry will benefit from having individuals who can carry out mandatory testing with minimum distress to livestock or interruption to the workplace.

The community as a whole will benefit from having individuals who are qualified to test for TB in cattle and deer. TB is a threat to human and animal health, and monitoring ensures that the incidence of TB is minimised, and the economic and social costs of its spread are mitigated.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Agriculture at this level can earn:


Median earnings one year after study


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Status one year after study

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Data as at November 2022

Contact details

Main Campus Office

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

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