New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (Livestock Husbandry)

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 Turanga 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

Assist with mating and parturition

30

Assist with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of livestock health problems

30

Assist with rearing of young stock

10

 

This will be achieved by you completing:

 

GPO 1 – Assist with mating and parturition

A minimum of 30 credits required for GPO1

Credits

Mating/Parturition

28971

Demonstrate understanding of livestock reproductive processes and practices

6

28972

Assist with livestock mating and mating management

10

28973

Assist with livestock parturition

10

28974

Demonstrate understanding of livestock selection for increased productivity

4

GPO 2 – Assist with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of livestock health problems

A minimum of 30 credits required for GPO2

Credits

Livestock Health

28975

Demonstrate understanding of livestock anatomy, physiology, behaviour and animal welfare obligations

6

28976

Recognise, and assist with treatment of, livestock health problems

10

28977

Assist with implementation of livestock preventative health programmes

10

28978

Demonstrate understanding of biosecurity relating to livestock

4

19075

Demonstrate knowledge of calving, and associated diseases and health disorders

3

19103

Demonstrate knowledge of methods for promoting on-farm livestock health and health problems of livestock

8

GPO 3 – Assist with rearing of young stock

A minimum of 10 credits required for GPO3

Credits

28980

Assist with rearing of young stock from birth until first mating, sale or slaughter

10

 

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’