We'll help you to grow the skills of your staff, with our on-job training programmes, support and resources.
The Government is committed to investing in apprenticeship training to support our skills pipeline in New Zealand.
Our Academic Integrity Team monitors the quality of assessment across the primary industry sectors we serve.
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There has never been a better time to get you or your staff into training.
Looking for staff, or searching for your next opportunity? Check out the new Primary ITO Jobs Board
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Find out what each different sector could offer you and about job opportunities.
We help students to take their first steps towards an exciting career in the primary industry, and support schools too.
We teach our unit standards with the ‘real world’ in mind, so students can apply what they have learned at school when they work i...
Primary ITO aims to help New Zealand’s primary sector flourish by growing people’s skills. We lead work-based education and traini...
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Here’s your chance to help people and businesses thrive.
Primary ITO formally joins Te Pūkenga, New Zealand’s largest tertiary education provider, in October 2022.
Supporting professional development in the dairy manufacturing and meat processing industries.
Training, mentoring, and supporting learners, and connecting people.
Farming pigs is different from farming other animals like sheep, cattle, deer, and goats. Pigs are not mainly grazing animals.
Their nutritional needs have to be provided by a balanced cereal-based diet. They also behave differently, have different social needs, and have a greater need for shelter.
Our programme gives you the skills to be a key part of your team, from the safe handling of pigs, to feeding and nutrition, right through to genetics and breeding programmes.
Some of the types of jobs on farm are:
Gestation and breeding head of departmentread more on these roles here.
New Zealand Pork
Opportunity Grows Here
Primary ITO Jobs Board