This programme is designed to provide graduates with the specific technical skills and knowledge required to manage primary industry livestock production systems and maximise productivity. Learners will gain skills which include identifying high industry performance, setting production targets, developing, implementing and monitoring feeding, breeding and animal health plans while using appropriate technologies. Learners will gain the skills and knowledge to ensure production plans are environmentally sustainable, cohesive and align with the present farm plan for the business they are part of.
||Developing Production Plans
||Implementing Production Plans
||Monitoring Production Plans
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:
- Identify high performance in a primary industry production system; benchmark, analyse and recommend strategies to improve agribusiness performance.
- Develop, implement and monitor environmentally sustainable and cohesive feeding, breeding and animal health plans which utilise appropriate technologies, and align with a farm business plan to achieve production targets.
This qualification builds on the New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (Level 4) with strands in Arable Farming, Dairy Farming, Breeding Livestock Farming and Non- Breeding Livestock Farming (Ref:2212)
This Qualification may lead on to the New Zealand Diploma in Agribusiness Management (L5) (Ref:2221).
Graduates of this programme may be employed in livestock production management positions in either dairy or sheep and beef production systems.
This programme runs for 40 weeks.
Applicants should demonstrate an ability to succeed in tertiary study, shown by the completion of any of the following qualifications or courses of study:
- National Certificate in Agriculture Level 4 and / or equivalent qualification or experience in the industry and are in full time employment.
English Second Language Students
Applicants whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools or other teaching institutions is not English, require an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of 5.5 or above (or equivalent) for enrolment.
Life Skills/Work Experience
Applicants who do not meet the academic entry criteria above may be admitted to the programme/course of study if they are able to demonstrate:
- Equivalent farming knowledge and skills (minimum five years in the industry)
All applicants will be required to meet with the tutor or field officer of the programme they are applying for prior to starting – this will be an informal conversation which will include covering the programme expectations and getting a better understanding of suitability for the programme. Where there are more applicants than places available or the programme is not the best fit, a waiting list will be kept or our team will work with you to provide a suitable alternative. On completion of this conversation the tutor will assist with filling in the full application form to move into the next part of the enrolment process.