New Zealand Certificate in Artificial Insemination of Livestock

Te Pukenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Subject area

Animal Husbandry


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Entry requirements

Relevant legislation includes but is not limited to:
- Health and Safety at Work Act 2015;
- Animal Welfare Act 1999;
- Animal Products Act 1999;
- Biosecurity Act 2015.

The Animal Welfare (Records and Statistics) Regulations 1999 require that any institution, organisation or individual who uses live animals for the purpose of research, testing and teaching, must have an approved Code of Ethical Conduct relating to the welfare and humane treatment of the animals involved.
For information relating to approval for a Code of Ethical Conduct, contact the secretary of the National Animal Ethics Advisory Committee (NAEAC), PO Box 2526, Wellington 6140.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the agriculture industry with individuals who have the skills and knowledge to successfully artificially inseminate livestock.
Learners will benefit from gaining a set of skills which are highly valued in the agriculture industry.
The agriculture industry will benefit from having qualified technicians to carry out artificial insemination (AI) of livestock.
There is an economic benefit to individual farmers and the national economy from increased livestock production as a result of faster genetic gain through selectively using superior sires, and the use of semen selected on the basis of sex of offspring which could reduce the number of unwanted bobby calves.
Farmers will also benefit by having a closed herd, reducing the incidence of disease transfer.
The community may benefit from the availability of part-time and supplementary employment in rural areas.
Graduates will be capable of operating independently within a broad framework of best practice.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Agriculture at this level can earn:


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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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