Imagine the joy of working outside on a farm! If farming’s your thing, this course will get you started.
You gain the introductory skills and knowledge right here to prepare you for your first job. You could put your skills to work in sheep, beef or dairy farming, or in any other agricultural sector.
Get ready for plenty of hands-on learning! Drive a quad bike and tractor, build a fence and drench stock. Animal anatomy, plant biology and soil science are also covered.
As part of the course, you're in the real world two days a week, gaining hands-on experience with industry experts.
Get started in your career today and become part of New Zealand’s booming agricultural industry.
Upon successfully completing the requirements you'll receive the award of:
- New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (Farming Systems) (Level 3)
|Locations||Rotorua, Taupō, Tauranga, Whakatāne|
|Next intake||Mar 2022 View more details|
1 year full-time, including holidays (if applicable)
This course runs together with the New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (Vehicles, Machinery and Infrastructure) (Level 3). Vehicles and machinery are an integral part of life on a farm - you must enrol on both courses. Your study will take a full year.
|Indicative Fees||No tuition fees (TTAF funded) for domestic students View full fees information|
|Eligibility||View entry criteria|
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- farm assistant
- general farm hand
- junior shepherd
- milk harvester
- relief milker
Topics you'll cover
- Soils and Pasture Production
- Livestock Health, Anatomy and Nutrition
- Technology and Sustainability in Primary Industries
- Livestock Handling and Welfare
- Farm Maintenance
- Health and Safety for Farming
|Indicative Fees *||No tuition fees (TTAF funded) for domestic students|
Take advantage of our early bird fees for your 2022 study. Enrol by 3 December 2021 and you’ll pay the 2021 tuition fees. Conditions apply.*
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Are you Eligible for Free Fees?
This course qualifies for free tuition fees under TTAF. (Course materials and equipment not included). There's no need to do anything extra - simply apply for the course and we'll take it from there.
There are several ways to take advantage of free study at Toi Ohomai. Find out how on our Fees Free FAQ page.
Student Loans and Allowances
This course meets the requirements for student allowance and student loan applications through StudyLink.
- A student loan helps to pay for your course fees (the compulsory fees), study materials e.g. books, equipment, and living costs. You'll have to pay this money back.
- A student allowance is a weekly payment that can help with your living expenses while you’re studying. You don't have to pay the money back.
Find out more and apply at studylink.govt.nz
Scholarships are one way you might be able to get some financial help. Any scholarships specifically related to this course are shown below, otherwise check out the full list of scholarships promoted by Toi Ohomai.
Course Entry Information
You’ll be invited to an information meeting prior to Toi Ohomai offering you a place. This is your opportunity to find out more about the course content and to make sure you're on the most appropriate course for your career aspirations and current level of experience.
For courses at levels 1-3, domestic and international students will be required to:
Provide evidence of ability to complete academic requirements.
Due to health and safety factors, there may be limits on the numbers of students that can be accepted on the course.
English language requirements
Level 3 certificate IELTS General or Academic score of 5 with no band score lower than 5 or completed New Zealand Certificate in English Language Level 3 with an endorsement of either General, Workplace or Academic, or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined by NZQA.
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Course Locations and Intake Information
|Rotorua||Waipā Campus||7 Mar 2022|
|Taupō||Taupō Campus||7 Mar 2022|
|Tauranga||Windermere Campus||7 Mar 2022|
|Whakatāne||Whakatāne Campus||7 Mar 2022|
- 1 year full-time, including holidays (if applicable)
- This course runs together with the New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (Vehicles, Machinery and Infrastructure) (Level 3). Vehicles and machinery are an integral part of life on a farm - you must enrol on both courses. Your study will take a full year.