TAKE ACTION

TRAINING AND STUDY OPTIONS FOR A DAIRY SECTOR CAREER

Take action with training and study for a dairy career. There are a number of courses from taster courses to National Certificates, Diplomas and Degrees.

Take action with training and study for a dairy career.

WHAT TO STUDY?

AT High SCHOOL

It’s recommended you study maths, sciences, business, and IT skills are also important – it depends on the dairy career you want.

after high school?

Find the qualifications you need for the career you want in dairy farming, agri-science and agri-business.

qualifications

New Zealand Certificates in Agriculture (Level 2, 3 or 4) are completed while you work and offered by Primary ITO. Level 5 study programmes are offered by training institutions such as polytechnics.

Some providers offer full-time residential-based training courses – check out the map below.

Bachelor and Master’s degrees in an agricultural field are usually from Lincoln University, Massey University or The University of Waikato.

WHERE TO TRAIN

WHERE TO

TRAIN

Find the training you need on the interactive map.

TRAINING TYPES

TRAINING

TYPES

ON-THE-JOB Training

Training while in employment (on and off site) provided by employer and/or training provider.

CONTINUED EDUCATION (Life-long learning)

Personal development courses, specialist and technical courses, and upskilling.

AGRICULTURE TRAINING PROVIDERS

These include polytechnics, residential courses, and extramural study.

UNIVERSITY

For undergraduate and master’s qualifications.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS

DAIRYNZ scholarships

DairyNZ scholarshipsApply for more than $300,000 worth of scholarships with priceless mentoring support and networking opportunities.

GrowingNZ scholarship directoryGrowingnz directory

More than 150 types of scholarships available to young people with an interest in the primary industries.

scholarships, grants and awardsCareersNZ scholarships, grants and awards

Scholarships, grants and awards from universities, polytechnics and wānanga. Advice and information for Māori and Pasifika students.

Key links

Careers New Zealand

For each career, visit CareersNZ to explore study options, and find out pay, job opportunities, length of training, and how to enter the career.

Dairy events calendar

Dairy sector events from discussions groups to NZ Dairy Industry Awards.

JOB SEARCH

Ask around or approach a farm. Check out Farm Source jobsTrade Me jobsSeek or Indeed.

Take the GoDairy quiz and discover your fit

DISCOVER YOUR FIT

What do you enjoy? Where can you make a difference? Match your skills and interests to a dairy sector career.

Explore dairy careers

EXPLORE CAREERS

Dairy farming? Agri-business? Agri-science? There is a career for everyone in the dairy sector.

Profiles about people in dairy sector careers

DAIRY SECTOR HATS

Read about the career paths others in the sector have chosen – you’ll be surprised where it might take you!

Connect with others and get social for a dairy career

Connect

Get social, network and make those connections happen. Talk to people, visit workplaces, and search the internet.