About us

Like our industries themselves, Primary ITO has a long history. We’ve been helping people working in the primary industries to up skill since the Cadet schemes began in the 1970's.

Primary ITO is one of New Zealand’s largest industry training organisations. We offer nationally recognised, NZQA qualifications in twenty seven industry sectors.

We help more than 18,000 people every year gain the knowledge and skills they need for a productive and rewarding career in the agriculture, horticulture, water, equine, sports turf and food processing sectors.

Our trainees learn while they’re working and earning a regular wage. A big part of our role is the support and mentorship our training advisers give our trainees and their employers.

We work with employers and others in our sectors to identify, manage and promote training opportunities, and with schools to help students learn the basics before they enter the primary industries.

Primary ITO monitors the quality of training and assessment, both on and off the job. We contract accredited training providers who deliver courses on our behalf. We maintain positive relationships with industry partners like DairyNZ, Beef + Lamb New Zealand, the New Zealand Pork Industry Board and the Poultry Industry Association of New Zealand to develop and maintain relevant, up to date qualifications that deliver the CAN DO skills the industry needs.


Annual Report 2012


Privacy and Code of Client Rights                                                                               

Please click the below links to see our privacy statement and complaints procedure.

Code of Client Rights.pdf86.95 KB
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