Farm Environmental Planning (Micro-credential)

Dairy Training Limited

Subject area

Agriculture not elsewhere classified


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Entry requirements

Learners must:
1. Be 18 years of age or older
2. Have evidence of appropriate language competency if English is not the applicants first language such as IELTS of average 6.0 with no band under 5.5
3. Previously completed at least two years agriculture workplace experience and have proficiency in English and Mathematics that will enable likely successful completion of this course (for example a minimum of NCEA English and Maths level 1, or equivalent)
4. Have access to farm environmental information e.g. farm nutrient budget, farm map. (This will be verified at point of enrolment)
5. Have their application reviewed by Dairy Training staff.

The enrolment process will require applicants to identify historical educational achievement.

Applicants may be asked to complete a literacy and numeracy adult assessment test to ensure they are at a sufficient level of numeracy and literacy to successfully complete the micro-credential.

Applications outside the above conditions of entry may be considered in some circumstances, at the discretion of the Dairy Training Manager.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

This micro-credential was developed to meet the dairy industry need for a short, targeted, and focused course that builds the skills and knowledge of current farmers to enable development of a Freshwater Management Action Plan for their pastoral farming business. This plan would include identification of all environmental risks unique to their farming business and strategies to mitigate these risks.

Engagement in this micro-credential will give farmers the opportunity to stay in control of their environmental data collection and reporting, rather than delegation to external organisations and businesses. Building and working to their own Freshwater Management Action Plan gives ownership and reassurance that they are achieving success and have action plans to accomplish the changes they need to achieve.

This micro-credential will assist graduates to build an understanding of the process when dealing with national, regional and catchment obligations including Te Mana O Te Wai, and the proposed He Waka Eke Noa initiative. Delivery content will include specific regional and sector considerations, and the links with national initiatives.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Phone: (07) 858 2764
Fax: (07) 858 3766

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