Institute of Technology or PolytechnicWestern Institute of Technology at Taranaki
This course is available
Level of Study
Next start date
Expected Jul 2023
Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki
The purpose of this qualification is to provide the pastoral farming sector with graduates who have a broad theoretical understanding of New Zealand pastoral farming systems and practical capability in the pastoral farming sector.
You will learn how to:
Programme Specific Information
Graduates will benefit by having a breadth of pastoral farming knowledge and skills valued by employers in the pastoral farming sector which will facilitate improved performance in the workplace and career progression. The pastoral farming industry will benefit from being able to identify and recruit graduates who have an understanding of the key inputs into farming systems, and the wider context of the pastoral farming industry in terms of environmentally and financially sustainable farming practices.
Employment/Cultural/ Community pathway
Graduates of this qualification may be employed in a range of roles in pastoral farming enterprises requiring limited supervision, for example milk harvester, shepherd, dairy farm assistant or general farm hand.
Dairy Strand (New Plymouth intake)
Strand Compulsory – Dairy (MUST complete the following courses)
Sheep Strand (South Taranaki intake)
Strand Compulsory – Sheep (MUST complete the following courses)
Students must also meet the English language proficiency requirements as below: