WHERE TO STUDY

TRAINING AND STUDY OPTIONS FOR A DAIRY SECTOR CAREER

Take action with training and study for a dairy farming, agri-science or agri-business career.

Take action with training and study for a agri-science, agri-business or dairy farming 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.

qualifications

There are many courses from taster courses to New Zealand Certificates, Diplomas and Degrees.

Level 2, 3 or 4, Certificates in Agriculture are completed while you work and offered by Primary ITO.

Level 5 study programmes are offered by training institutions such as polytechnics.

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

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

 

WHERE TO TRAIN

WHERE TO

TRAIN

Find the training you need on the interactive map.

SCHOLARSHIPS

SCHOLARSHIPS

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DAIRYNZ Scholarships

DairyNZ scholarshipsA DairyNZ scholarship is invaluable mentoring and networking opportunities, and financial support. More than $250,000 worth of undergraduate scholarships are on offer. Applications open 1 September and close 7 December (annually).

TRAINING TYPES

TRAINING

TYPES

Formal

Formal training is NZQA accredited. The teacher or school sets the goals and learning objectives. Formal training includes Primary ITO, Telford, polytechnics, and universities (for Degree and Master’s qualifications).

Informal

This can be on-farm on-the-job training by a colleague or manager. DairyNZ discussion groups are an example.

STUDY WHILE YOU WORK

Also known as continued education or life-long learning, take personal development courses, specialist and technical courses to learn and upskill while in employment.

“The pastoral care and Mentorship provided by the DairyNZ scholarship gave me many networking opportunities and a jump start in the agricultural sector”

Bridget Hogan, DairyNZ scholarship recipient

DAIRYNZ SCHOLARSHIPS

INVALUABLE NETWORKING AND MENTORING OPPORTUNITIES, AND FINANCIAL SUPPORT
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