New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture
(Breeding Livestock Farming)

Level 4
Tairāwhiti Farm Cadets

 

Contacts

 

Farm and Training Manager

Martin Paenga

  06 8637030

 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 at least two level 3 qualifications in the industry or equivalent experience as well as a demonstrated commitment to work in the industry.

 

Programme Outcomes

This programme is designed to help you gain or advance in employment in the agriculture industry in positions of responsibility. In successfully completing this programme you will be awarded the New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (Breeding Livestock farming) Level 4

And be able to:

  GRADUATE PROFILE OUTCOME

Credit Value

    GPO1 -  Apply theoretical knowledge of key farming inputs to pastoral farming systems

30

    GPO2 - Assist with key production tasks in a pastoral farming context

30

    GPO3 - Utilise technology within pastoral farming systems

5

    GPO4 - Assess and minimise risk to self, others and equipment

10

    GPO5 - Apply theoretical knowledge of sustainable practices to pastoral farming systems

10


This will be achieved by you completing:

  Unit

  Description

Level

Credits

 GPO1 - Apply theoretical knowledge of key farming inputs to pastoral farming systems

 28850

  Benchmark own farm’s physical performance against industry high performers

4

10

 GPO2 – Produce management reports on day to day activities for a farming production system

 

 28851

  Produce regular management reports on routine farming activities

4

10

 GPO3 – Take responsibility for the day to day maintenance of vehicles, plant, machinery, and equipment

 

 28852

  Implement a routine maintenance schedule of vehicles, plant, machinery & equipment in a primary industry workplace

4

10

 GPO4 – Assist with management of environmental impacts on farm

 

 28853

  Assist with managing environmental impacts of a primary industry production operation

4

15

 GPO5 – Implement a livestock health plan

 

 28856

  Demonstrate understanding of livestock health management strategies and implement a livestock health plan

4

20

 GPO6 – Implement a livestock breeding plan

 

 28857 

  Demonstrate understanding of livestock mating management strategies and implement a livestock mating plan

4

10

 28858

  Demonstrate understanding of  livestock parturition management strategies and implement a farm parturition plan

4

10

 GPO7 – Implement a livestock feeding plan

 

 28859

  Demonstrate understanding of pasture production methods and implement a pastoral livestock feeding plan

4

20

 GPO8 – Implement a livestock breeding livestock production plan

 

 29491

  Implement a livestock farming production plan

4

15

 

Programme Dates and Hours

Start Date:     February 2018                                

Finish Date:   December 2018                               

 

Face to face contact will be an average of 8 hours a week, 10 hours in the workplace and 10 hours self-directed learning as a minimum.

Programme Outcomes

 

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

- New Zealand Certificate in Production Management (Level 5)

- Diploma in Agriculture from Lincoln or Massey University

 

Employment

Commence a pathway towards farm management commencing with positions of responsibility including senior shepherd, stock manager and farm assistant or other simular roles in the farming industry.

Once 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’