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TRAINING AND STUDY OPTIONS FOR A DAIRY SECTOR CAREER

A number of training providers offer courses from taster courses to National Certificates, Diplomas and Degrees.

At high school it’s recommended you study maths, sciences and business. IT skills are also important.

Qualifications like New Zealand Certificates in Agriculture (Level 2, 3 or 4) are completed while you work and offered by Primary ITO. Other training institutions include polytechnics and offer Level 5 study programmes. Some providers offer fulltime residential-based training courses. Bachelor degrees in an agricultural field are usually from Lincoln University, Massey University or Waikato University.

TYPES OF TRAINING

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.

 

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.

Growingnz scholarship directory

The GrowingNZ directory presents more than 150 types of scholarships available to young people with an interest in the primary industries. Search now.

scholarships, grants and awards

Different types of scholarships, grants and awards from universities, polytechnics and wānanga provided by government, sector or interest groups. Advice and information for Māori and Pasifika students.

DISCOVER YOUR FIT

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

EXPLORE CAREERS

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

DAIRY SECTOR HATS

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

Connect

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