It’s a career and a lifestyle!
Match my skills
Many of your existing skills may be transferable to a dairy farming role. Check out our dairy farming roles page to see what might suit you. Being motivated and willing to learn are the most important things.
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On-the-job training and qualifications
Dairy farmers continue to learn from other farmers and take courses and attend discussion groups while they work.
Courses while in work are through providers such as Primary ITO, Dairy Training, regional polytechnics and training providers. You can complete extramural study for an agricultural-related certificate, diploma, or degree.
Discuss with potential future employers what they’ll offer in terms of formal and informal (on-the-job) training, and if any extramural study will be supported.
Contact one of our careers advisers through the form below or call us direct on 0800 4 DAIRYNZ.
Free Farm Ready Training
We recommend people new to dairy farming take the farm ready training first. Most jobs are advertised on Farm Source jobs. You can check out DairyNZ, Trade Me jobs, Seek or Indeed. You can also ask around or approach a farm.
Helpful Employee Links
Visit DairyNZ’s employee section to look for a job, accommodation, job tips and know your rights.