New Zealand Certificate in Organic Primary Production


Subject area

Agriculture not elsewhere classified



19 Weeks

Total student fees


over 19 Weeks - details

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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the organic primary industry sector with graduates who have the skills and knowledge to assist with a range of core tasks relevant to production.

This qualification is targeted at learners who have some general experience in the organic primary industry sector who want to further develop their skills and knowledge in organic primary production.

Learners will benefit by having an organic production qualification within a training pathway that recognises progression through the primary industry, as well as increased skills and knowledge acquisition to enable improved employment performance.

The organic primary industry sector will benefit by having staff that are able to carry out organic production tasks in a safe, appropriate, and effective manner.

Graduates will be able to work under limited supervision.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

Applicants should be a minimum of 16 years of age, and have attained NCEA Level 2 as follows: - 60 credits at Level 2 or above, plus - 20 credits from any level, and Literacy minimum of 10 credits at Level 1 or above through either: - specified assessment standards available through a range of subject and English for Academic Purposes unit standards 22750 and 22751 (minimum total of 10 credits); or - unit standards package of three literacy unit standards (26622, 26624, 26625 all three required). Numeracy a minimum of 10 credits at Level 1 or above through either: - achievement standards specified assessment standards available through a range of subject (minimum total of 10 credits), or - unit standards package of three numeracy unit standards (26623, 26626, 26627 all three required). 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.

Detailed requirements

See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.


19 Weeks

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$2,312 $2,312
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$2,034 $2,034
Total $4,346 $4,346

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A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.

Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

Median earnings N/A
Earnings range N/A
In employment N/A
In further study N/A
On a benefit N/A

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 478 839
Phone: (03) 211 2699
Fax: (03) 214 4977

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

Where does this information come from?

The Key Information for Students data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on information provided by tertiary education providers and the Ministry of Education. Remember to check the provider’s website for further details.

NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.

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