About Us

Welcome to Land Based Training

Land Based Training Limited (LBT) was incorporated on the 9th day of December 1996 and is registered as a Private Training Establishment by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) under the provisions of the Education Act 1989 and its subsequent amendments.

Land Based Training Limited is an innovative and award winning Tertiary Education Provider with its Head Office based in Wanganui and branching out with courses and facilities throughout the North Island of New Zealand.  These locations include:

  • Matamata
  • Marton
  • Wanganui
  • Palmerston North
  • Hunterville
  • Levin
  • Ohakune
  • Stratford
  • Porongahau
  • Hastings
  • Normanby
  • Masterton
  • Turakina
  • Taranaki
  • Trentham
  • Opotiki
  • Parakai
  • Waipa District
  • Nawton

Highly Confident with NZQA

Land Based Training has been classified as a Category Two Provider with NZQA.

Quality Commission:

Land Based Training has agreed to observe and be bound by the rules of the Quality Commission. Copies of the ITENZ Code of Practice are available on request from the office of the Independent Tertiary Education New Zealand or from the Association’s website at www.itenz.co.nz,  or from the office of the Quality Commissioner commissioner@qualitycommission.co.nz or from the participating provider.

Providers belonging to the scheme set themeselves apart from other providers, demonstrating they offer a quality training experience. The QC brand is the mark of a mature and responsible provider’.

Mission Statement:

To provide a pathway to knowledge and self awareness that will lead to better employment opportunities through work based training

Our mission statement is as relevant today as it was when we first started in 1996. We are aiming to inspire our students with skills and knowledge through vocational education and training.

This will then lead to more informed and positive employment and / or opportunities for students to staircase into higher level programmes of learning.

Our objectives as a tertiary education organisation (TEO) is to offer our stakeholders the opportunity to have input into our courses ensuring their individual needs are being met and quality is being maintained.

Our Business:

Land Based Training presently operates a number of full time Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) funded courses teaching the National Certificate in Agriculture Level Two and Introduction to the National Certificate in Employment Skills.  LBT also operate Training For Work programmes for the Ministry of Social Development (MSD).  In 2015 we had 450 equivalent full time students enrolled at Land Based Training.

Land Based Training delivers higher qualifications through SAC funding, we were awarded additional EFTs through lifting our training capacity to 108 EFTs in 2016.    Two local Agriculture Level 3 qualifications are offered as well as the New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture Level 4, this allows students to pathway with their studies.

Due to Land Based Training’s success we are also contracted by Work and Income to deliver Skills for Industry and Training For Work contracts throughout the North Island .  We are also contracted by the Department of Corrections to deliver agriculture at Manawatu Regional Prison

We cater for a large number of schools throughout the North Island where we operate courses in Agriculture, Forestry, Employment Law and Health and Safety.  These STAR and Gateway courses range from short block courses to full programmes on behalf of Secondary Schools.  The courses are a huge success encouraging young people into primary industries as well as diversifying the curriculum offered at schools.

Land Based Training Limited is nationally accredited to teach New Zealand Qualifications Authority unit standards of learning in agriculture up to and including Level 5, a range of horticultural units and also sub-fields in Civil Plant Operation and Management, Civil Works and Services, Highway Construction and Maintenance and Occupational Health and Safety, Road Transport, Forestry and Residential Property Maintenance

By enrolling on a course with Land Based Training students can make further choices of where their future may eventuate, learning and developing the required skills as their career develops.

Our company and staff take pride in their versatility to produce an extensive selection of course modules to accommodate learning needs of full time farmers, including fencing, feed budgeting, staff employment contracts and others.

All of our trainee’s needs are met by being able to operate interesting and challenging courses for people to succeed in the wider agricultural and business communities.

Land Based Training promotes itself as doing well with hard tasks.

Land Based Training has added the purchase of a Driver Training business in Palmerston North – Transport Training Services (TTS), offering licences as well as corporate training in forklifts, dangerous goods, and HT.

Land Based Training is focused on quality and safety.  Our QMS is based on NZQA’s Guidelines for on-going Registration, with regular rigorous internal audits and external auditing by our funding partners.

Our Health and Safety Policy is managed by a committee, which meets regularly.  Health and Safety is a key course component and staff are active in Land Based Training’s health and safety programme.

Land Based Training is successful and the success is continuing to grow for both the company and the people associated with it.

Land Based Training in association with TEC has embedded Literacy and Numeracy in all the programmes delivered.  Our vocational staff (tutors) undertake ongoing Literacy and Numeracy Professional Development.

Literacy and Numeracy has been targeted by Land Based Training as critical to training success, and we have partnered with a number of businesses as a Work Place Literacy Provider.  We also are contracted by TEC to deliver Intensive Literacy and Numeracy programmes.

2017/18 Investment Plan:

In accordance with TEC’s requirements of the Education (Proposed Investment Plans: Requirements, Content , Submission and Assessment) Notice 2013, all Tertiary Education Providers are required to make available to the public a summary of their TEC approved Investment Plan.

If you would like a copy of LBT’s Investment Plan Summary, please email – info@landbasedtraining.co.nz, or phone our head office on 0508 872 466

Tertiary Education Whanganui:

Land Based Training is a member of the Whanganui Tertiary Education Providers which is a collective of TEO’s operating in Whanganui and working collaboratively with each other.