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Telford Certificate in Farming (Dairy) (Level 3)

Lincoln University

Subject area

Agriculture not elsewhere classified


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Entry requirements

Expected that that there is a minimum of one year experience in the dairy industry, and possible completion of National Certificate in Agriculture (Introductory Skills) (Level 2).

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The graduates of this programme will be able to describe: the relevant aspects of health and safety requirements of a dairy farm; dairy animal husbandry; milking procedures, milk quality and dairy shed upkeep; cattle handling and health; pastures and weed control; fencing and water reticulation; tractors; motorcycles and quad bikes; and manage self to work safely and effectively as a dairy farm assistant and assist with a range of seasonal tasks related to: milking cows; cattle handling, moving, and addressing a limited range of health issues; mating and calving; controlling weeds; managing livestock grazing and feeding. They will also be able to install fencing wire, connect up and perform repairs and maintenance on on-farm water supply system and check, carryout routine maintenance, operate and store safely basic wheel tractors without and with PTO-driven implement, motocycles and quad bikes and comply with health and safety requirements. On successful completion of this programme, a graduate of this program will be employable as a dairy farm assistant. All graduates will have the opportunity to progress their career in dairy industry through further study.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Agriculture at this level can earn:


Median earnings one year after study


Median earnings two years after study


Median earnings five years after study

Status one year after study

Employment rate two years after study


Employment rate two years after study

Data as at November 2022

Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Awarua Trust Scholarship

Provided by:

The Awarua Trust - (CA) trustee



determined by the Trustees

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Rural Women New Zealand - Audrey Reid Grant

Provided by:

Rural Women New Zealand



Up to $600.00

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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 106 010
Phone: (03) 325 2811
Fax: (03) 325 3615

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