New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture
(Pastoral Livestock Production)

Level 3
Tairāwhiti Farm Cadets

 

Contacts

  Ruapani Farm and Training Manager

  Martin Paenga  

 06 8637030

  Ruapani Farm Programme Administrator

  Mitch Jones

 06 8637030


Programme Information
 

Entry Requirements

To gain admission to Tūranga Ararau you need to be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident. To gain entry to the programme you will need to have literacy and numeracy skills at step 4 or above on the assessment tool and have completed the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (Level 2) with Primary Vocational Pathways, an equivalent qualification or can demonstrate equivalent skills and knowledge through previous work in the industry.

 

Programme Outcomes

This programme is designed to help you gain employment in the agriculture industry in a range of industry sectors. In successfully completing this programme you will be awarded the New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (Pastoral Livestock Production) Level 3 AND BE ABLE TO:

 

  GRADUATE PROFILE OUTCOME

  Credit Value

  GPO1 - Assist with the management of feed supply and demand to meet livestock production targets 

40

 

This will be achieved by you completing:

 

  GPO1 – Assist with the management of feed supply and demand to meet livestock production

  A minimum of 40 required from the available 50 credits for GPO1

 

 

  Units

Description

Level

Credits

  28921

Demonstrate understanding of soil management to increase production in a primary industry workplace

3

12

  28922

Demonstrate understanding of pasture management in a pastoral livestock workplace

3

12

  27210

Identify and describe weeds, and methods of prevention and control

3

6

  19081

Describe annual feed supply and demand, methods to manage feed surpluses and deficits, and perform calculations

2

2

  28923

Assist with feeding pastoral livestock to meet production targets

3

8

  28920

Demonstrate understanding of factors which contribute to pastoral livestock feed demand

3

5

 28924

Assist with supplying water to livestock in a pastoral livestock workplace

3

5

 

Programme Dates and Hours

Start Date:     To be advised                                   

Finish Date:   To be advised                                   

 

Hours will generally be from 8.00am to 4.00pm with a lunch break of 30 minutes at 12 noon.

 

The on job work experience component will be the hours that are worked by the work experience provider in the agriculture industry so you can expect to be on the job working by 8am or earlier and not finishing until at least 4.00 pm—Monday to Friday.

 

Programme Outcomes

 

On successfully completing this programme you will have the qualification, skills and knowledge to:

 

Education:

Combined with one or more of the other three qualifications level 3 agriculture programmes

Progress to:

  • New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (Level 4)

 

Employment

Work at a junior level in the livestock sector as an assistant or shepherds or in similar roles in the farming industry.

Once you are in employment you can continue to upskill and complete industry qualifications through the Industry Training Organisation, Primary ITO with the support of your employer.

 

 

‘Whatungarongaro he tangata – toitū he whenua hoki’
A loved person will not remain – A treasured land is always there’