WHERE TO STUDY

TRAINING AND STUDY OPTIONS FOR A DAIRY SECTOR 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 dairy sector career you want in dairy farming, agri-science and agri-business.

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 (Degree) and Master’s qualifications.

 

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.

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