Institute of Technology or PolytechnicSouthern Institute of Technology
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Expected Feb 2024
Study the Foundation Certificate in Agriculture to learn about soil, plants and animal systems that are essential in the agriculture industry.
The Foundation Certificate comprises the first four papers of the Massey Diploma in Agriculture. You will learn principles underpinning various aspects of agriculture.
Students will develop knowledge, skills and aptitude to manage farms in a changing social, economic and technological environment. Graduates can be found on farms, in rural support industries and pursuing further education.
The programme contains the following:
The Foundation Certificate in Agriculture is an excellent programme for people interested in primary sector employment
The Foundation Certificate in Agriculture qualification is the first semester of the Massey Diploma in Agriculture or can lead to the New Zealand Certificate in Animal Technology - Rural Animal Technician or the New Zealand Certificate in Sustainable Primary Production
17 years of age at time of course commencement. 12 weeks farm employment; or an agriculture-related, level 3 NZQF Certificate. And will have been selected into the programme on the basis of interview, if required by the Academic Board or their delegate. Restricted or class 1 licence
Students are admitted to the Qualification on the basis of NCEA Level 2, literacy and numeracy and on completion of a years fulltime farm employment
English Language Requirements