Contract Milking 101 (Micro-credential)

Dairy Training Limited

Subject area

Agriculture not elsewhere classified


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Entry requirements

Entry into the Contract Milking 101 (Micro-credential) will be in accordance with the Dairy Training Course Entry Policy and Procedures, and as outlined below.

Learners must:
1. Be 18 years of age or older
2. Have evidence of appropriate language competency if English is not the applicant's 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 their application reviewed by Dairy Training staff.

The enrolment process will require learners to identify historical educational achievement. Any enrolment form received that does not specify the level required will be reviewed by the Dairy Training Administration team and forwarded to the Student Support delegate for this programme. They will then contact the student and arrange a one-to-one interview. If there are still concerns at this stage, the student 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 achieve 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 has been developed to meet the dairy industry need for a short, targeted, and focused course that builds contract and financial literacy for both current and prospective Contract Milkers to give them the skills to have a greater chance of business and personal success as Contract Milkers in the NZ dairy industry.

This micro-credential will assist graduates to build an understanding of the process when considering a Contract Milking position, what information should be collected, compliance obligations, and understanding the value of independent advice and use of professionals at all stages of negotiation. It will also give graduates the skills to assess the financial viability of a Contract Milking position including producing an annual forecast budget for a specific position. It has been developed in response to the dairy industry identifying the value and need for current and prospective Contract Milkers to gain these skills early, to avoid financial and contractual issues.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

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

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